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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.

 
 
  
Environmental Law: Hazardous Wastes & Substances

Course Description
This course will provide a working understanding of two principal federal statues: RCRA on the proper management of hazardous waste and CERCLA on the clean-up of hazardous substances when they are improperly managed. 42 U.S.C. §§6901, et seq., and §§9601, et seq.  Topics covered range from risk management, waste classification, cradle to grave scheme, permits, nature of CERCLA liability, innocent landowners, lenders, PRPs, reporting, cost recovery and contribution, natural resource damages, all appropriate inquiries, transactions,  to brownfields. The course will be presented in lectures and by student interaction. Cases and materials will be assigned and The Westlaw Educational Network (TWEN) will have supplemental material. Student attendance and participation are mandatory and will count toward the grade. 90 percent of the final grade will be based on an exam.  (3 credits)
Upcoming Semester Offered
Fall 2012
   
 
   

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6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5935
fax 504.862.8373
ctimmons@tulane.edu

Admission Contact:
Office of Admission
Weinmann Hall, Suite 203
6329 Freret Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
tel 504.865.5930
fax 504.865.6710
admissions@law.tulane.edu

 
 
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