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Climate Change: U.S. Law & Policy

Note: You cannot enroll in this course if you have taken Climate Change (LAW-490)

This class will discuss U.S. law and policy. It will begin with an overview of climate science and a discussion of the existing and expected impacts of climate change. Next, the course will discuss federal laws, regulations, and policies that regulate greenhouse gases and otherwise address climate change impacts. The course will then discuss state and local approaches to address climate change. The class will also discuss climate change litigation in federal and state courts. Time permitting, the course will compare U.S. approaches to climate change law and policy in other countries.

This class will be evaluated based on regular quizzes, class participation, and a final exam, which may include an oral component.