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LWYB549 International Environmental Law-Barcelona (Chris Wold)

2 credit(s)
Concentration(s): Environmental and Energy Law (JD), Study Abroad (JD), Environmental and Energy Law (LLMG)

This course examines the principles, treaties, and institutions governing international environmental relations. The course begins with a review of the fundamental underpinnings of environmental and international law, including the precautionary principle, polluter pays principle, and state responsibility for environmental harm. The course next examines issues of the global commons, such as ozone depletion and climate change and explores international treaties to protect biological diversity, including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species and the Convention on Biological Diversity. It also examines major pollution issues, such as hazardous waste trade, and the relationship of the World Trade Organization to environmental protection. Throughout these discussions, we examine development issues, the polarization of issues as developed versus developing country issues, and the role of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in the development and enforcement of international environmental law. The final exam will be held on 6/20/2013. (Program dates: May 27-June 21, 2013)
Note: Class meets M,T,W,TH & F - 11:10 - 12:40pm


Graduate and International Programs
Warren Hall, Room 207
Phone: (619) 260-4596


M, T, Th, F: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
W: 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.