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Environmental Law: Coastal & Wetlands

This course focuses on federal and state laws designed to manage and protect coastal and wetland resources (including the Coastal Zone Management Act, Section 404 of the Clean Water Act, National Flood Insurance Program, and Louisiana coastal restoration initiatives) as well as the cutting edge litigation currently taking place in response to coastal land loss in Louisiana and elsewhere. Related research will be directed towards problems of living marine resources, pollution, public trust, and public and private development. Independent research, hands-on investigation and local travel may be required; one weekend may be spent at a coastal research station in Southern Louisiana.  Grades are based on a research paper (80%)(not eligible for Tulane writing credit), and class participation (20%).  Environmental Law: Natural Resources and/or Pollution Control are recommended. (2 Credits)



Spring 2019


Christopher Dalbom, Bessie Daschbach, and Tad Bartlett

Academic Area(s)

Environmental & Energy Law