Natural Resource Law and the Management of Public lands and Waters

Course ID: 
ESPM 4256 / 5256

(3.0 cr; =[ESPM 5256]; Prereq-3241 or #; A-F or Aud, spring, every year)

Role of judiciary in management of public lands/waters. Scope of court's jurisdiction over public resources. Constitutional provisions. Concepts of property rights. Principles of water law. Common law principles pertinent to land management. Role of legal system in environmental review. Scope of legal authority granted to administration, limitations placed on private property for protection of public resources.