Course Description

601:644. ENVIRONMENTAL LITIGATION (2) S

Wise/Davies


Limited enrollment = 12

Prerequisite: None

Recommended: Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Environmental Regulation of Business, or Natural Resources Law would be helpful


This is a 2-credit course that is scheduled to meet two hours each week. Students must be available at other times for activities such as team meetings, client consultations, and critique sessions.


This is a simulation course based on one superfund site, participating in all aspects of the handling of a superfund matter, from initial information gathering through limitation and settlement. Activities include information gathering; preparing and responding to administrative orders, motion practice, remedy selection, negotiation, and written and oral advocacy. Simulation and classroom instruction/discussion provide an opportunity to consider the intersection of the legal and technical aspects of environmental law, as well as broader environmental law-related issues, such as risk and responsibility. Goals of the course include exposing students to the complexities of environmental litigation, enhancing their negotiation skills, affording opportunities for both oral and written presentation, and fostering discussion of the principles that underlie CERCLA (the Superfund statute).