The IUCN Academy of Environmental Law is working with members to develop a set of resources on Climate Law Teaching. As one important element of environmental law, we are drawing together a number of useful resources on climate law teaching.

Below you will find a repository of course syllabi. These syllabi, indexed by their author, provide a range of materials that have used in teaching climate change law and policy. This initiative has been led by Dr. Wil Burns of Johns Hopkins University, USA and Professor Don Anton of Australian National University College of Law, Canberra. We now have over 50 syllabi and encourage you to review them. We would also be pleased to receive course syllabi on climate law from any of our members. You can send an electronic copy to us by accessing the Contact function or by sending it to Alix Cotumaccio, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

We have also begun to collect materials that have been used in classroom climate change simulations, accessible below.

Another resource that may be helpful to those teaching in this field is the Teaching Climate/Energy Law & Policy blog of Wil Burns: http://www.teachingclimatelaw.org

The Syllabi

Instructor (s)

Course Title

Institution

Year

Benoit Mayer

International Climate Change Law and Politics

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2016

Vyoma Jha

Climate Change Law and Policy

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2014

Alex, Ken and
Richards, Janill

Global Warming and the American Legal System

Golden Gate University, USA

2007

Atapattu, Sumudu

Selected Problems in International Law: Climate Change, Human Rights and the Environment Course Outline and Reading Materials

University of Wisconsin, USA

2011

Benson

Law of Global Warming

Loyola Law School, USA

2010

Betsill, Michele

Global Environmental Politics

Colorado State University,USA

2008

Boykoff, Max

Ecological Forecast for Global Warming

UC – Santa Cruz, USA

2005

Bryner, Gary

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Energy Law and Policy

Brigham Young University, USA

 

Bukowski, Jeanie

Global Climate Change: Is International Agreement Possible?

Bradley University, USA

2009

Bukowski, Jeanie

Global Climate Change: Is International Agreement Possible?

Bradley University, USA

2014

Bukowski, Jeanie

Global Climate Change Treaty Negotiation: Simulation Assignment

Bradley University, USA

2014

Burns, Wil

Climate Change and International Law

Santa Clara University, USA

2005

Burns, Wil

Climate Change: Legal Institutional Responses

Golden Gate University, USA

2008

Burns, Wil

Climate Change Law and Policy

 

2009

Burns, Wil Global Warming and Renewable Energy Golden Gate University, USA 2010

Burns, Wil

Mini-Course on International Climate Change Law

University of Houston,USA

2009

Carlarne, Cinnamon

Global Climate Change Law and Policy

University of South Carolina, USA

2010

Carlson and Hecht

Climate Change Law and Policy

UCLA School of Law

2008

Chester, Charles C.

Climate Change and Conservation

Brandeis University, USA

2008

Cullenward, Danny

ERG 290 — U.S. Climate Policy, Law, and Politics

California University, USA

2015

Dernbach, John C.

Climate Change Law

Widener University, USA

2008

Doelle, Meinhard

Environmental Law II

Dalhousie University, Canada

2009

Driesen, David M.

The Law and Policy of Climate Change

Syracuse University, USA

2006

Driesen, David M. and
al

Climate Change: Science Perception and Policy

Syracuse University, USA

2008

Durrant, Nicola

Select Issues in Climate Law

Queensland University of Technology

2011

Duyck, Sebastien

International Law, Climate Change and the Arctic

University of Lapland

2014

Farber, Daniel and
al

Climate Change law and Policy

Berkeley, USA

2007

Firestone, Jeremy

Climate Change Law

University of Maine

2008

Firestone, Jeremy

Climate Change Law and Policy

University of Delaware

2009

Flatt

International Environmental Law

University of Houston

2009

Flatt

The Present and Future of Carbon Trading Practice

University of Houston

2009

Gerrard, Michael B.

Climate Change Law

Columbia University, USA

2014

Halvorssen, Anita Margrethe

Global Climate Change Law and Policy

University of Denver, USA

2009

Heller, Miriam

425.630 – Cities and climate change - Class Syllabus and Related Information

Johns Hopkins University, USA

2012

Henderson, Mark

Environmental Policy Analysis

Mills College, USA

2007

Hewitt, William F.

Global Climate Change

New York University, USA

2009

Higgins, Megan

Energy, Development and Climate Change

Roger Williams University, USA

2008

Hildreth, Richard

Climate Change Law & Policy

University of Oregon, USA

2012

Ivanova, Maria

Climate Change: Science, Policy and Law

College of William and Mary, USA

2007

Kleiss, Jessica

GEOL 170 Climate Science

Lewis & Clark College, USA

 

Kravchenko, Svitlana

Global Environmental Challenges

University of Oregon, USA

2009

Kuh, Katrina F.

Global Climate Change and US Law

Hofstra University, USA

2007

Kulovesi, Kati

Climate Change Law and Policy

University of Eastern Finland

2012

Kushner, James A.

Climate Change Law

Southwestern Law School

2010

Kysar, Douglas A.

The Law of Climate Change

Yale University

2009

Larsen, John

Climate Change Policy Analysis

Johns Hopkins University

2013

Lin, Jolene

Climate change Law and Policy

National University of Singapore

2015

Lipeles, Maxine I.

Climate Change and the law

 

2008

McAllister, Lesley

Climate Change Law and Policy

University of San Diego

2009

McArthur, Katherine T.

Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change

University of Dar es Salaam

2008

Michaels, Patrick J.

Global Climate Change Science and Policy

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University College of Natural Resources, USA

2007

Osofsky

Climate Change Litigation Practicum

Washington and Lee University, USA

2008

Pagh, Peter and
Ronne, Anita

Climate Change and the Law

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

Parenteau

Climate Litigation

Vermont Law School, USA

2009

Peeters, Marjan

EU Environmental Law and Climate Change

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

2012

Ramo, Alan

Global Warming and Renewable Energy

Golden Gate University, USA

2010

Richards, Kenneth

Climate Change Law and Policy

Indiana University

2010

Rodgers, William H.

Global Warming and Justice Law

University of Washington, USA

2009

Rodgers, William H.

Indian Law Seminar

University of Washington, USA

2008

Ronne, Anita

International Energy Law and Sustainability

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

Siegel, Joseph A.

Climate Change Law Seminar

Pace University, USA

2010

Stein, Eleanor

The Law of Climate Change: Domestic and Transnational

University of Albany, USA

2008

Sutton, Victoria V.

Law, Science and Environment

Texas Tech University

2008

Takacs, David

Climate Change: Law, Policy and Business

University California – Hastings, USA

2010

Van Nostrand, James M.

Eco Markets and Trading

Pace University

2009

Voigt, Christina

International Environmental Law – Climate Change – UNFCC and Kyoto Protocol

University of Oslo

2007

Woerdman, Edwin

Climate Law

University of Groningen

2015

Yang

Global Climate Change Seminar

Vermont Law School, USA

2003

Zelljadt, Elizabeth (Lisa)

Carbon Management and Finance 425.605 Johns Hopkins Masters Program in Energy and Climate Policy

Johns Hopkins University, USA

2013

Simulation Resources

There is a growing consensus about the pedagogical benefits of using active learning techniques in the classroom. In law school courses, the simulation of negotiations to formulate international agreements is a particularly salutary active learning technique because it helps law students to experience the dynamics of international bargaining, including the political factors that inhibit or facilitate cooperation, and the procedures of international organizations.

These resources have been developed by law and non-law professors and are designed to engage students in negotiation of a successor to the Kyoto Protocol. We welcome submissions of other exercises. The following simulations (and reference material) are the first step in developing this resource.

Andonova and Mendoza-Castro (Colby College, USA)


Auer, Matthew (University of Indiana, USA)


Burns, Wil (University of California, USA)


Cass, Loren (College of the Holy Cross, USA): Comparative Environmental Policy Course


Driesen, David (Syracuse University College of Law, USA)


Eisen, Joel (University of Richmond School of Law, USA)

Hart, Craig (Energy + Environment Foundation)


Ivanova, Maria (College of William and Mary, USA)



Pettenger, Mary (Western Oregon University, USA)


Stein, Eleanor (SUNY - Albany Law School, USA)


Wood, Stepan (Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada)