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Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach

ISBN: 9780735561823
Publisher: Aspen Publishers
Publication Date: 2007-06-01
Number of pages: 736
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<b>Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach</b> offers a unique conceptual approach to teaching environmental law. The authors present a structured treatment of federal environmental law that focuses on core concepts rather than individual statutes. Using illustrative cases and statutory provisions, the text identifies key concepts surrounding environmental goals and responsibility as well as enforcement of the law, thereby providing students with the means to understand any statutory scheme. <p class="copymedium"> <b>The authors have designed this casebook to effectively help students understand environmental issues in all contexts:</b> </p> <ul> <li class="copymedium"> they use a focused approach to explore the different ways of setting environmental goals, costs and feasibility of controls, economic incentives, traditional means of regulation, and the roles of federal and state governments in setting requirements </li> <li class="copymedium"> the authors highlight the concepts that will enable students to understand any statutory scheme </li> <li class="copymedium"> the book is organized around key questions: How do we establish environmental goals? What means do we use to achieve these goals? How should responsibility for clean-up and clean-up decisions be allocated? How should we enforce environmental law? </li> <li class="copymedium"> the authors use a current, controversial environmental issue -- PFOA, or perfluorooctanoic acid -- as an example that runs throughout the book and assists students in understanding how the concepts they are learning apply to a new issue </li> </ul> <p class="copymedium"> <b>Environmental Law: A Conceptual and Pragmatic Approach, with its unique approach:</b> </p> <ul> <li class="copymedium"> presents the core concepts and exposes the key policy and practical questions that those active in the field confront on a daily basis </li> <li class="copymedium"> facilitates a concrete understanding of the field and the overarching framework that will aid students in making sense of the details of environmental law </li> <li class="copymedium"> provides knowledge of the basic policy choices available to those practicing in the field and explains the practical difficulties regulators and courts face in implementing the law </li> </ul> <p class="copymedium"> <b>A comprehensive Teacher's Manual:</b> </p> <ul> <li class="copymedium"> assists professors in using the details in the materials to help students think about the core conceptual questions and their relationships to statutory schemes </li> <li class="copymedium"> includes problems and thought-provoking questions to accompany the reading assignments </li> </ul> <p> An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at <a href="http://www.aspenlawschool.com/driesenadler" target="_blank"> http://www.aspenlawschool.com/driesenadler</a> </p>

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