Law School Description
This seminar, which focuses on environmental litigation and citizens suits in particular, is a practical, lively course that synthesizes statutory and case analysis, legal research and writing, oral advocacy, lawyering skills, topical natural and cultural resource management issues, and legal strategy. In addition to drafting legal pleadings based on a hypothetical situation, students will have the opportunity to argue their case in court. Students who participate actively in the course will: (1) acquire substantive knowledge and practical legal training in a vital area of environmental law, specifically environmental enforcement and citizen suit litigation and defenses to such suits; (2) gain advanced insight into the realities of the adjudicatory process and strategic litigation, applicable to all types of public interest litigation; and (3) learn about the in-and-outs of the federal and state litigation process, from both substantive legal and practical perspectives.
UH Mānoa Catalog Description
Seminar on the techniques, law, and strategy involved in federal and state court environmental litigation.