Fall 2013
    Law No.: LAW9197
    Sched. No.: 113821651

Advanced Natural Resources Law: Energy and Water Resources *
Section 1
Beneke, Patricia J.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):R, 1600-1800 (SL284)
Capacity:16 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
Current Enrollment:6 **This information is current as of 04/18/2014 06:15:33 AM**
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Course Description:

This seminar addresses key elements of natural resources law, with an emphasis on energy resources (non-regulatory aspects) and water resources. Students will study the relevant statutes, case law, and underlying policies relating to these natural resources in the United States. During the seminar, students will also draw on pertinent and practical legislative and administrative materials. The seminar will address the development of energy resources on federal and private lands, including coal, oil and gas, and renewable energy, as well as energy production on the Outer Continental Shelf. Another focus of the seminar will be water resources, including the laws impacting the allocation and availability of water in the eastern and western United States, water resources and climate change adaptation, the use of hydraulic fracturing in the production of unconventional oil and gas, the “energy-water nexus” and innovative approaches to restoring ecosystems on a watershed or river basin scale. Throughout the seminar, we will discuss the successes and failures of natural resources law and policy, the trade-offs between preservation and development, and future prospects for effective resource management and conservation.

PREREQUISITE: There are no prerequisites for this seminar, and it is appropriate for students who have taken Federal Land, Energy and Natural Resources Law who wish to continue their study of these issues, as well as those who have not taken that course.
COURSE REQUIREMENT: Paper and oral presentation. NOTE: Students may petition the instructor to use this seminar to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement by submitting a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office no later than October 2, 2013- retroactive exceptions will not be granted.