This course emphasizes practical aspects of civil litigation in environmental cases, primarily at the federal level. It examines all aspects of an environmental case, including jurisdictional prerequisites, complaints, discovery, dispositive motions, hearings, and fees. This course is not a substitute for a course devoted only to trial advocacy, but it will include some trial exercises. Students will be graded based on participation in, and work products for, four significant simulated litigation exercises during the semester. This course is open to all students. This course is no longer a prerequisite for Earthrise, but it is a recommended course that would be useful for students who enroll in Earthrise but are not familiar with environmental litigation practices.
Meets the WIE writing requirement.