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Winter 2012 Class Descriptions

As of 5/25/2018 5:36:38 AM

Natural Resources Law

Natural Resources Law provides an overview of American law having to do with the ownership and development of natural resources such as surface water (under both prior appropriations and riparian legal systems), groundwater, wetlands, minerals, forests, wind, solar, fish and wildlife. It covers the development of these resources on private and publicly-owned lands and the relevant environmental safeguards such as the National Environmental Policy Act, Federal Lands Protection and Management Protection Act, Wilderness Act, Endangered Species Act and similar state laws. The course includes an examination of the constitutional protections available to private property owners and of the administrative remedies and processes available to those who would develop and those who would preserve different types of natural resources. There are no prerequisites, although familiarity with property law and constitutional law would be helpful.

3.00 hours