Environmental Justice Seminar
Course Number: LAW 6936 Credits: 2
The focus of this seminar is environmental justice, which is most often used generically to refer to the disparate impact of environmental decision-making on minorities, people of color, indigenous people, and low-income citizens. Such decisions include those relating to enforcement or lack of enforcement of environmental laws and to siting of power plants and industrial facilities that create and\or dispose of toxic chemicals and hazardous wastes. Grading will be based on one or more seminar papers (which can be used to satisfy the law school’s Advanced Writing Requirement) as well as class participation and a short mini-presentation on the subject of the seminar paper.