The Aquatic Animal Law course is an online summer, course. It will present an overview of the laws, and regulations affecting aquatic animals as well, as analysis of areas needing regulation. The, course will consider federal law (including the, Marine Mammal Protection Act, Animal Welfare Act,, Endangered Species Act) as well as state, anti-cruelty laws and some local ordinances, (including those related to zoning, breeding,, transportation, and display). It will also include, examination of the scientific underpinnings of, legal decision-making with regard to aquatic, species. The course will look at the application, of law, or lack thereof, in contexts including:, agriculture, research, entertainment, and, companion animals. The course will also briefly, review some international laws and treaties., , As an online offering, the course will consist of, a combination of pre-recorded lectures, live, lectures, in-class assignments and discussion., Students will be graded based on participation,, papers, and exercises. The course fulfills the WIE, requirement and is a Highly Specialized course. It, is preferred, but not required, that students have, already taken Animal Law Fundamentals., , The American Bar Association accreditation, standards require students to regularly attend the, courses in which they are registered. Lewis &, Clark expects students to attend classes regularly, and to prepare for classes conscientiously., Specific attendance requirements may vary from, course to course. Any attendance guidelines for a, given class must be provided to students in a, syllabus or other written document at the start of, the semester. Sanctions (e.g., required withdrawal, from the course, grade adjustment, and/or a, failing grade) will be imposed for poor, attendance., , The second, optional, component of the course is, not being offered in the summer of 2019. It would, provide an additional 2 credits and is, experiential in nature. This part of the course, would consist of lectures and field trips to meet, with government officials, regulators, tribal, officials, scientists, and others who have an, impact on the regulation of aquatic animals. If, possible, this component could include time on a, boat visiting sites where aquatic animals live and, are impacted by regulation. This component would, also include guest lectures from experts from the, legal and other relevant fields. The experiential, component may not be offered each summer, and is, subject to sufficient student interest and payment, for additional costs of the field component.
- Teacher: Kathy Hessler
An internationally known expert in the field, Professor Powers’ course will provide a comprehensive overview of the U.S. electricity supply and will address the history of power development, utility regulation, electricity regulation, renewable energy, and energy transmission. This course is important to anyone seeking a better understanding of the electricity system in the United States, sustainability issues, and related climate change challenges.
- Teacher: Paul Locke