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Course Title: Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
Year Semester CRN Course No. Section
2016 Fall 31386 5051 1

Location Days/Times Instructor Blackboard
K7B TH 10-11:50 am Mulkey

Type of Course Credit Hours Class Cap Day/Evening
Exam 2 Day

Course Description
This course will introduce students to the environmental law framework in the United States, key federal environmental statutes, various enforcement models built within those statutes, and the theories behind compliance. The course will also briefly touch upon federalism and the relationship between federal and state agencies. The course will be divided into two main sections and the primary emphasis and tool for teaching will be the federal enforcement scheme. Part One will introduce students to the general framework for environmental law and the basic statutory tools of environmental enforcement (investigation/reporting, administrative, civil judicial, criminal enforcement, citizen suits). Part One will also involve enforcement issues relating to federalism, Constitutional constraints, environmental justice and other issues arising in the context of particular topics. In Part Two, students will study compliance behavior theories and tools for achieving and maintaining compliance, including management structure, environmental management systems, self-discovery and reporting of violations, whistleblower provisions of the environmental laws and the intersection of environmental law compliance with financial reporting, banking regulations, international requirements, publicity management and similar challenges in managing compliance in organizations.

Course Equivalents:
Meets Graduation Requirements:
Recommended Recommended: Law 400 (Administrative Law) or Law 536 (Environmental Law)