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Environmental Enforcement

  • Typically offered every other year

Environmental Enforcement - Professor Craig Johnston

  • Course Number: LAW-481
  • Course Type: Foundational
  • Credits: 3
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course examines how our environmental protection statutes are enforced through civil means (criminal enforcement is the subject of a different course). Topics include civil enforcement, administrative enforcement, citizens’ suits, and the mechanics of actions against the Government under the Administrative Procedure Act. While some attention is paid to state enforcement and relationships between state and federal systems, the focus is mainly on environmental protection statutes administered by the EPA. Because of the procedural emphasis, this course can be useful not only to students with an interest in environmental law, but also to those interested in other regulatory schemes.

    Students are also encouraged to take Environmental Prosecution when it is offered for focus on criminal remedies. Each class is also excellent on its own for a study of remedies in environmental cases.

  • Prerequisite: none
  • Evaluation Method: Final exam
  • Capstone: no
  • WIE: no