L6038 Climate Change Law and Policy

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Course Limitations

Instructor Pre-requisites

Instructor Co-requisites

Recommended Courses

Other Limitations
This course is jointly listed in the Columbia University Earth Institute's Sustainable Development program and is open to both law and non-law students, including a limited number of undergraduates.

Learning Outcome Goals

Primary Goals

  • Develop understanding of the interaction of international, U.S. federal, state and municipal law in shaping policy and regulatory responses to an emerging global problem.
  • Acquire knowledge of the variety of regulatory techniques that have been applied or proposed to address climate change, and compare efficacy and other characteristics of these techniques.

Secondary Goals

  • Develop skills in close reading of statutory and regulatory material, and in understanding both their effects and the reasons they were written as they were.
  • Develop skills in applying existing and proposed rules to novel fact patterns.

General Information

Type: Lecture
Level: Upperclass
Areas of Study: Environmental Law

Other Sections

Section 001, Spring 2020
TR 9:10-10:30 am
Michael Gerrard