Spring 2016
    Law No.: LAW9158
    Sched. No.: 116219128

Literature, Law and the Environment*
Section 1
Cannon, Jonathan Z.
Cushman, Stephen B.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):M, 1700-1900 (WB121)
Capacity:12 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**
Current Enrollment:12 **This information is current as of 06/13/2016 06:14:01 AM**

Course Description:


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Taught jointly by professors of literature and environmental law, this seminar will explore the evolution of the environmental movement through literature and its fruition in U.S. law and policy. Students will examine literary texts that reflect beliefs and values of the environmental movement at different phases of its development. They will also explore legal texts, including statutes and Supreme Court decisions, to trace how these beliefs and values have affected law and public policy. The inquiry will seek to understand how a movement whose early expressions were aesthetic or spiritual led eventually to changes in our political culture with substantial effect on how we deal with our material surroundings. It will also explore the limits of those changes and what those limits may mean for the future of environmentalism.

ENROLLMENT NOTE: 12 of the 22 seats are being reserved for law students, and the remainder for graduate students in the Department of Environmental Sciences.

Course Requirement:Students will be required to submit two papers -- one during the semester to the instructors, and one via LawWeb by 4:30 pm (EST) on the last day of the examination period. Students seeking to augment their paper to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement must timely submit a completed Writing Requirement Intent Form to the Student Records Office - retroactive exceptions will not be granted.