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Ocean and Coastal Law

Ocean and Coastal Law - Professor Chris Wold

  • Course Number: LAW-408
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: The course provides an introduction to the laws regulating natural resources management and environmental protection of coastal and marine ecosystems. The course emphasizes conflicts between public and private uses of the coastal zone, state and federal conflicts, and natural resource issues. Specific topics covered in the course include coastal management, beach access and public trust, fisheries law and the law of the sea, protection of marine mammals, and ocean renewable energy development. Laws and treaties discussed include, among others, the Coastal Zone Management Act, Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and the Fishery Conservation and Management Act.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Regular quizzes, class participation, and an unscheduled final exam.
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no