Coronavirus Information and Update: Spring 2021 Plans

Ocean and Coastal Law

NOTE: This course is available in-person or as an Online Section designed for LLM/MSL Distance Students only. Each section has its own course description. Check the current catalog or WebAdvisor to see which section is offered in any given year. See the note* below about eligibility for the Online Section for JDs, residential MSLs, and residential LLMs. 

Ocean and Coastal Law - Professor Chris Wold

  • Course Number: LAW-408 In-Person Section Spring 2021 ONLY
  • 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

 

Ocean and Coastal Law - Professor Chris Wold

  • Course Number: LAW-408 LLM/MSL Distance Students Only Fall 2021*
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • 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. In addition, this course diverges from its U.S. Law focus to discuss the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea as it relates to fisheries and vessel pollution and the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling.
  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Regular quizzes, class participation through viewing of class lecture videos and responding to discussion posts, and an unscheduled final exam.
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no

Notes for LC JDs, residential MSLs, and residential LLMs:

*This class is for online LLM and MSL students. In-person students may petition the Associate Dean of Students, Libby Davis, and Associate Dean of the Environmental Law Program, Janice Weis, to take the online version if they have a compelling reason for doing so: eadavis@lclark.edu and jweis@lclark.edu

Those students should consult the distance learning policy prior to signing up for distance learning courses.