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Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law and Society
  • Zygmunt J.B. Plater, Boston College Law School
  • Robert H Abrams
  • Robert L Graham
  • Lisa Heinzerling, Georgetown University Law Center
  • David A Wirth, Boston College Law School
  • Noah D Hall

This user-friendly book - noted for its comprehensive legal process approach to the depth and complexity of modern environmental law - gives students a solid doctrinal footing in the law and helps build their analytical skills. Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, Fourth Edition, uses the legal process approach, building on a base of common law and constitutional law and continuing on to statutory and administrative law, to illustrate both the structure of the law and how it works.

Among the attributes that have made this classroom-tested casebook a favorite:

coverage not only of the staples of environmental law but of hot topical areas of climate change law, regulation of toxics including consumer product exposures, natural ecological services, risk assessment, “brown-fielding” of contaminated sites, and the linkage between endangered polar bears and atmospheric loading broad topical coverage is supplemented with a reference section that includes a Statutory Capsule Appendix and an annotated Glossary of Acronyms and Abbreviations extensive author-written explanations accompanied by a large number of visuals, including charts, graphs, and photographs statutory and regulatory materials that build on the common law foundation of environmental law, showing the various ways in which statutes address environmental problems and pointing out the strengths and weaknesses of each generic statutory type accompanied by two Teacher’s Manuals (one for law school professors and one for undergraduate professors), annual Professor’s Updates , and a website with supplementary materials for adopters. The Teacher’s Manuals and Updates suggest simulations and other exercises available online for integrating problem-solving, practical perspectives into the standard class format

Publication Date
August 5, 2010
Aspen Publishers
Citation Information
Zygmunt J.B. Plater, Robert H Abrams, Robert L Graham, Lisa Heinzerling, et al.. Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law and Society. 4thNew York(2010)
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