In this course, students will study the principles and practices of environmental law in Canada. The course will focus on the main areas of protection of the environment – traditional tort law, environmental regulation, environmental assessments and international agreements. Students will gain a thorough knowledge of the current problems in enforcing environmental protections, including such important topics as biodiversity, climate change and the enforcement of international standards in bi-national and transnational law. Students will also critically assess both the effectiveness and, more fundamentally, the effect of Canadian and international environmental law.
LAW 101, LAW 110 and LAW 210, OR 45 credits of 100-level or higher coursework
LAW 335 is an approved Self and Society course for Cap Core requirements.