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Tulane Law School strives to create opportunities that enhance our students' practical skillsets in order to better prepare them for their jobs following law school. Through partnerships with local legal professionals, alumni, employers and law school faculty, Tulane Law works to supplement the classroom experience with programs such as Intersession "Boot Camp", externships, judicial clerkships and pro bono opportunities.

Climate Change Seminar

Course Description
This seminar begins with an overview of the causes and effects of global climate change.  We will examine international efforts to address climate change through the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Kyoto Protocol, and the Copenhagen Conference.  The course will then turn to the past and proposed actions of the U.S. Congress, the executive branch and the courts, as well as regional, state and municipal efforts to address climate change.  The Clean Air Act, the National Environmental Policy Act, and nuisance will receive special attention.  We will evaluate the various legal tools that are available to address climate change, including cap-and-trade schemes; carbon taxation; carbon sequestration, command-and-control regulation; litigation; securities disclosures; and voluntary action.  Additional topics covered include the role of energy policy, adaptation, geoengineering, and implications for international human rights, international trade, environmental justice, and international and intergenerational equity.  Class members will have an opportunity to explore areas of specific interest by leading class discussions and completing one substantial written legal analysis. (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Spring 2012

Academic Programs Contact:
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6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
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Office of Admission
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6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
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