NOTE: This course is available as an In-Person, Section for in-person students or an Online, Section designed for LLM Distance Students. Each, section has its own course description and each, section has a different professor. See the note, below about eligibility for the Online Section for, JDs, MSLs, and residential LLMs., , Environmental Justice - Professor Lisa Benjamin, , Course Number: LAW-342 In-Person Section, , Course Type: Foundational, , Credits: 3, , Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar, , Description: The Environmental Justice movement, demands fair treatment in the context of, environmental protection for all people,, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, religious, affiliation, economic status, national origin and, education level. It looks at environmental issues, through the lens of discrimination and assesses, how that discrimination shapes both vulnerability, and resilience. This course examines the, Environmental Justice movement and the, disproportionate impacts borne by vulnerable, constituents in the domestic and international, context of government regulation, corporate, activity, climate and energy concerns, and, environmental degradation. Readings include, selected cases, law review articles, case studies,, executive orders, legislation, and UN, declarations., , In addition to the course texts and supplemental, readings, we will also view select documentaries, and hear from guest speakers from community-based, organizations working to address racial and, socioeconomic disparities., , Prerequisite: none, , Evaluation Method: Paper; class participation;, in-class presentations, , Capstone: with Professor permission in advance, , WIE: yes, , , , Environmental Justice - Professor Catherine, O'Neill, , Course Number: LAW-342 Online LLM & Online MSL, Section, , Course Type: Foundational, , Credits: 3, , Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar, , Description: This section will be offered online., This class will explore the causes of and, solutions to environmental racism and injustice., It will consider disparities faced by communities, of color, indigenous peoples, and low-income, groups in access to and control over the, environmental requisites for health and, well-being. The class will examine various legal, tools' potential to help bring about environmental, justice, highlighting the appropriateness of, different tools for different contexts. Students, will be expected to view the class videos and, participate in online discussion in the time, frames allotted., , Prerequisite: none, , Evaluation Method: The class will be evaluated, based on class participation and writing, assignments., , Capstone: no, , WIE: no, , Notes for LC JDs, residential MSLs, and, residential LLMs:, , Lewis & Clark JDs, residential MSLs, and, residential LLMs are permitted to take some, courses online within the limits of LC's distance, learning policy. Those students should consult the, distance learning policy prior to signing up for, distance learning courses., , Students who are on campus are asked to take the, in-person version of the class when both an, in-person and online version of the same class are, offered in the same semester, but may petition the, Associate Dean of Students, Libby Davis, to take, the online version if they have a compelling, reason for doing so:, , JD students at other law schools may be able to, take online courses if space permits and permitted, by their home school. Contact Associate Dean of, the Environmental Law Program, Janice Weis, at,