POL 661: Environmental Law

Prerequisite: Public Policy graduate students only or permission of instructor.

The major policy implementation and legitimization stages typical of environmental law and regulation development. The course views environmental problems from the policy perspective, utilizing legal frameworks as a conceptual tool to view government intervention of environmental problems. Students gain understanding of the ways the law establishes frameworks within which policies must be developed and must interact, and the roles of policy professionals in the several stages of development.