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Climate Law Teaching Resources

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 close to 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 iucnael@uottawa.ca.

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

We have included a link to a blog that has been launched on Teaching Climate/Energy Law & Policy, www.teachingclimatelaw.org and will be expanding this resource.

The Syllabi

Instructor (s)

Course Title

Institution

Year

Alex and Richards

Global Warming and the American Legal System

Golden Gate University, USA

2007

Atapattu

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

Global Environmental Politics

Colorado State University,USA

2008

Boykoff

Ecological Forecast for Global Warming

UC – Santa Cruz, USA

2005

Bryner

Climate Change, Air Pollution and Energy Law and Policy

Brigham Young University, USA

 

Bukowski

Global Climate Change: Is International Agreement Possible?

Bradley University, USA

2009

Burns

Climate Change and International Law

Santa Clara University, USA

2005

Burns

Climate Change: Legal Institutional Responses

Golden Gate University, USA

2008

Burns

Climate Change Law and Policy

2009


Burns


Global Warming and Renewable Energy

Golden Gate University, USA

2010

Burns

Mini-Course on International Climate Change Law

University of Houston,USA

2009

Carlarne

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

Climate Change and Conservation

Brandeis University, USA

2008

Dernbach

Climate Change Law

Widener University, USA

2008

Doelle

Environmental Law II

Dalhousie University, Canada

2009

Driesen

The Law and Policy of Climate Change

Syracuse University, USA

2006

Driesen et al

Climate Change: Science Perception and Policy

Syracuse University, USA

2008

Durrant

Select Issues in Climate Law

Queensland University of Technology

2011

Duyck

University of Lapland

2014

Farber et al

Climate Change law and Policy

Berkeley, USA

2007

Firestone

Climate Change Law

University of Maine

2008

Firestone

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

Climate Change Law

Columbia University, USA

2014

Halvorssen

Global Climate Change Law and Policy

University of Denver, USA

2009

Henderson

Environmental Policy Analysis

Mills College, USA

2007

Hewitt

Global Climate Change

New York University, USA

2009

Higgins

Energy, Development and Climate Change

Roger Williams University, USA

2008

Hildreth

Climate Change Law & Policy

University of Oregon, USA

2012

Ivanova

Climate Change: Science, Policy and Law

College of William and Mary, USA

2007

Kravchenko

Global Environmental Challenges

University of Oregon, USA

2009

Kuh

Global Climate Change and US Law

Hofstra University, USA

2007

Kulovesi

Climate Change Law and Policy

University of Eastern Finland

2012

Kushner

Climate Change Law

Southwestern Law School

2010

Kyser

The Law of Climate Change

Yale University

2009

Lipeles

Climate Change and the law

 

2008

McAllister

Climate Change Law and Policy

University of San Diego

2009

McArthur

Biodiversity Conservation and Climate Change

University of Dar es Salaam

2008

Michaels

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 and Ronne

Climate Change and the Law

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

Parenteau

Climate Litigation

Vermont Law School, USA

2009

Peeters

EU Environmental Law and Climate Change

Maastricht University, The Netherlands

2012

Ramo

Global Warming and Renewable Energy

Golden Gate University, USA

2010

Richards

Climate Change Law and Policy

Indiana University

2010

Rodgers

Global Warming and Justice Law

University of Washington, USA

2009

Rogers

Indian Law Seminar

University of Washington, USA

2008

Ronne

International Energy Law and Sustainability

University of Copenhagen, Denmark

2010

Siegel

Climate Change Law Seminar

Pace University, USA

2010

Stein

The Law of Climate Change: Domestic and Transnational

University of Albany, USA

2008

Sutton

Law, Science and Environment

Texas Tech University

2008

Takacs

Climate Change: Law, Policy and Business

University California – Hastings, USA

2010

Van Nostrand

Eco Markets and Trading

Pace University

2009

Voigt

International Environmental Law – Climate Change – UNFCC and Kyoto Protocol

University of Oslo

2007

Yang

Global Climate Change Seminar

Vermont Law School, USA

2003

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)

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)

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