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Environmental & Natural Resource Law

Environmental & Natural Resource Law

An environmental law focus brings students into the increasingly complex world of environmental legal issues and their political and social implications. Coursework focuses on the statutory and administrative sources of environmental law, as well as key agency rulings and court opinions. Classes also explore the role of agencies, courts and citizen groups in the implementation of environmental law and the challenges associated with enforcement.

Students interested in land use issues and farming should consider participating in the Urban Food, Farm and Agriculture Clinic, where student clinicians work with nonprofits and individuals in Detroit to develop urban agriculture programs.

David Favre

Professor of Law & The Nancy Heathcote Professor of Property and Animal Law

Professor Favre is a national authority on animal law, and an advocate for the advancement of animal welfare. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of the Animal Legal & Historical Web Center.

Noga Morag-Levine

Professor of Law & The George Roumell Faculty Scholar

“This is an institution that sends a message from the highest levels of the leadership that our students’ needs matter and that our efforts in teaching are recognized.”

Professor Morag-Levine brings an interdisciplinary approach to the classroom – her students learn about the historical, economic, and culture framework of environmental law.

Courses Credits
Administrative Law 3
Air Pollution and Law 3
Animal Law 2
Directed Study 2
Environmental Externship 3
Environmental Law 3
Hazardous Waste Law 2, 3
Indigenous Law Program Course (as selected by Chair) 2, 3
International Environmental Law 3
International Trade Law 2
Land Use Planning 3
Natural Resources Law 2, 3
Water Law 2
Wildlife Law 2

Other courses as approved by program chair.


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