Spring, 3 credits

Instructor: Jana Milford

Course Description

In Environmental Law for Scientists and Engineers, you will learn how environmental laws and regulations are developed and implemented by legislatures, state and federal agencies, and the courts. The course covers statutes and cases addressing air and water pollution, toxic substances, wastes, environmental assessment, and climate change. The course is designed for graduate students in engineering, environmental studies, and natural sciences. No legal background is required. The course is structured around reading and discussion, with students required to brief cases and contribute to discussion of current issues. Written assignments include critical analysis of pending regulations and recent court opinions.  Learn about Prof. Milford’s research and policy work