Spring 2015
    Law No.: LAW9175
    Sched. No.: 115210136

Theory and Practice of Biodiversity Conservation*
Section 001
Cannon, Jonathan Z.
Epstein, Howard E.
Shugart, Herman H.
Smith, David E.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):W, 1530-1800 (MON116)
Capacity:8 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:8 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

NOTE: This course meets on main grounds in Monroe Hall room 116.

This seminar will be jointly offered in the Law School and the Department of Environmental Sciences and co-taught by members of those departments. The course will use several species restoration initiatives of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) to study biodiversity conservation. The seminar will evaluate the effectiveness of those initiatives, and look at issues such as appropriate goal setting, time frames for species restoration, data and monitoring, and choosing metrics for measuring program success. Law students will focus on issues such as the interaction of species restoration efforts with existing legal and regulatory programs, including the limits of voluntary incentive programs and regulatory regimes.. Law students will also look at how institutional designs of nonprofit organizations and government agencies affect the success of species conservation and restoration efforts and how such efforts are implemented across jurisdictional boundaries. NFWF staff will participate actively in the seminar, and the results of the seminars work will include recommendations to NFWF about improvements to their programs. Students will also have the opportunity to present the results of their work to NFWF staff.

This course is part of a partnership between NFWF and the University of Virginia. The partnership includes funded summer internships for University of Virginia law students at NFWF. Students enrolled in the seminar will receive preference for those internships.