Federal Lands, Energy, and Natural Resources Law

Section 1, Spring 17

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/16
Credits: 3

Course Description

The seminar will survey the laws and policies governing the management of lands and natural resources under federal ownership (some one-third of the nation’s continental land area). Beginning with a brief review of the history of federal land policy, the seminar will focus on issues relating to public lands, including national forests and parks, energy and minerals, timber, fish and wildlife, endangered species, water, recreation, preservation of unique values, and occupancy uses. Various resource and energy development issues will be discussed in the context of federal-state jurisdictional powers over federal lands and the application of the National Environmental Policy Act to activities on federal lands. The course will also address renewable energy siting on public lands, and recent changes in longstanding federal land policies and regulations.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): Due Date Only
Description: A substantial research paper is due via EXPO the last week of classes (Thursday April 27th, 2017 at 5:00pm) with an in-class presentation of findings.
Final Exam Notes:

A substantial research paper is due via EXPO the last week of classes (Thursday April 27th, 2017 at 5:00pm) with an in-class presentation of findings.


Written Work Product
Written Work Product:

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: Environmental Law or Administrative Law recommended but not required Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: No
Course Notes:

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

Schedule No.
117210177
Law No.
LAW9076
Modified Type
Seminar
Cross Listed: No
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Public Syllabus Link: None
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