Environmental Law: Climate, Air and Water

Course Information

Registration Information

Meeting Times

Day Time Location
MON, TUE, WED 1:05 - 1:55 pm JON 5.206

Evaluation Method

Type Date Time Location
Final exam (administered by Exam4 in Open Laptop mode) May 4, 2024 8:30 am A-Z in 2.124


This course will begin with an introduction to pollution control, the common law antecedents, and early statutory developments. The remainder of the course will be devoted to an intensive study of the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. The student will become familiar with the substantive provisions of those statutes and will gain a knowledge of how the statutes are implemented by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the relevant state agencies. In addition, the course will expose the student to scientific and engineering concepts relevant to regulating the "conventional" air and water pollutants.  Finally, the course will examine ongoing regulatory attempts to address climate change under the Clean Air Act and the prospect for climate change legislation.

Textbooks ( * denotes required )

Selected Environmental Law Statutes, 2023-2024 Educational Edition *
Craig, Robin, Aagaard, Todd, Owen, Dave, and Craig, Robin Kundis
West Academic , edition: 2023
ISBN: 978-1-68561-817-9


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Important Class Changes

Date Updated
03/29/2024 Exam information updated
01/23/2024 Room(s) changed