This course examines the complicated intersection, between law and science in managing and, protecting the environment. Using a variety of, environmental and natural resources statutes as, examples, it explores integration of law and, science in setting regulatory standards; the, process of making scientific determinations and, resolving disputes involving science; and the, challenges of implementing environmental, regulations given scientific uncertainties,, resource limitations, and political controversy., The course also examines specific statutes and, topics such as the Data Quality Act; disputes, involving science under the Federal Rules of, Evidence, adaptive management, scientists as, advocates, and science and law in the media. The, course will look in particular at how the Trump, administration deals with issues involving, science. The class grade is primarily based on a, paper., , Meets the W.I.E. Writing requirement. Students, may write a paper that satisfies the Capstone, requirement with permission of the instructor.
- Teacher: Daniel Rohlf