Spring 2009 Course Description

Topics in Global Policy Studies

Section Title: Climate Change Law & Policy
Instructor(s): Antonio Benjamin
Eugene Gholz
Course: P A 188G - Topics in Global Policy Studies
Unique Number: 62290
Day & Time: Wednesdays, Fridays, 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Room: TNH 3.127
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Notes: Section meets 1/21-2/6. Co-taught with Dr. Eugene Gholz.

This course fulfills requirements for the following specialization(s):

Description: Co-taught with Dr. Eugene Gholz
Wednesday meets from 5:30 - 7:30 pm.
Friday class meets from 1:30 - 4:00 pm.

PA 188G Climate Change Law and Policy is an intensive introduction to international and national debates on the appropriate responses to global warming. The course will include some scientific and economic background on the problem, but it will focus on policy analysis and how key actors including government organizations, private companies, and non-governmental advocacy organizations affect outcomes through the political and legal processes. The course will review the most recent legislative efforts and judicial litigation both in the U.S. and in other countries, and it will provide a better understanding of the rationales for the international, national and state mechanisms adopted to face this major problem. The course is intended for students who hope to work for major law firms with international clients, multilateral organizations, government agencies, politicians, multinational corporations, or international NGOs.

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