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Pappas, Michael



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courses taught

  • LAWS 5624 - Property
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Topics include personal property, estates and interests in land, landlord-tenant, basic land conveyancing, and private land use controls.
  • LAWS 6112 - Foundations of American Natural Resources Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Introduces students to the law of natural resources. Examines the legal, historical, political, and intellectual influences that shape resources development and conservation.
  • LAWS 6712 - Climate Change Law and Policy
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Examines the science of climate change and the broader role of science in public policymaking. Reviews the changing legal landscape to abate greenhouse gas emissions and key issues in policy design. Reviews the Supreme Court's April 2, 2007, decision in Massachusetts v. EPA, overturning EPA's refusal to regulate greenhouse gas pollution from motor vehicle tailpipes and the aftermath in the courts, Executive Branch and Congress.


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