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Environmental Law

LSP 220

Environmental Law

LSP 220

Course Description

Prerequisite: ENG 111 or OAT 151 with a "C" or better AND enrollment in Legal Support Professional program or permission of instructor. Surveys issues pertaining to environmental law. Emphasizes the process of integrating environmental policies into the social system, implementing environmental policies through the legal system, and accommodating environmental values with economic realities, traditional property rights, and national energy policy. Credit may be earned in LAS 220 or LSP 220 but not in both. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of the application of The Clean Air Act.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the Clean Air Act (CAA).
  • Learn the concepts and ideas that underlie the CAA law regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the CAA law and regulations.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law under the CAA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working attorneys in CAA cases.

Perform writing tasks to promote the learning of points of law.

Objectives:

  • Practice critical writing skills within the subject.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of subject through extensive writings.

Use writing skills for a specific audience.

Objectives:

  • Practice writing legal documents designed for a particular audience.
  • Evaluate need and level of legal knowledge of audience and write accordingly.

Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of the application of The Clean Water Act.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the Clean Water Act (CWA).
  • Learn the concepts and ideas that underlie the CWA law and regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the CWA law and regulations.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law under the CWA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working for attorneys in CWA cases.

Demonstrate and introductory knowledge of The Resource Conservations and Recovery Act.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the RCRA.
  • Learn the concepts and ideas that underlie the RCRA law and regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the RCRA law and regulations.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law under the RCRA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working for attorneys in RCRA cases.

Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of The Toxic Substances Control Act.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the TSCA.
  • Learn the concepts and ideas that underlie the TSCA law and regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the TSCA law and regulations.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law under the TSCA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working for attorneys in TSCA cases.

Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of The Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the CERCLA.
  • Learn the conceptes and ideas that underlie the CERCLA law and regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the CERCLA law and regualtions.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law under the CERCLA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working for attorneys in CERCLA cases.

Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the EPCRA.
  • Learn the concepts and ideas that underlie the EPCRA law and regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the EPCRA law and regulations.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law under the EPCRA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working for attorneys in EPCRA cases.

Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of The Endangered Species Act.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the ESA.
  • Learn the concepts and ideas that underlie the ESA law and regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the ESA law and regulations.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law udner the ESA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working for attorneys in ESA cases.

Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of The National Environmental Policy Act.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the NEPA.
  • Learn the concepts and ideas that underlie the NEPA law and regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the NEPA law and regulations.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law under the NEPA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working for attorneys in NEPA cases.

Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of Administrative Law and Procedure.

Objectives:

  • Learn the terminology associated with the FAPA.
  • Learn the concepts and ides that underlie the FAPA law and regulatory program.
  • Learn about specific sections and provisions of the FAPA law and regulations.
  • Learn about the processes and procedures used by the government and other parties to comply with and to enforce the law under the FAPA.
  • Learn about the particular jobs and functions that are performed by paralegals working for attorneys in FAPA cases.