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Skinner-Thompson, Jonathan

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  • LAWS 6510 - International Environmental Law
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2023
    Examines international environmental law, including transboundary impacts and global issues. Addresses such issues as intergenerational equities, principles of compensation, and if international environmental norms should receive special environmental norm consideration. A course in public international law is not a prerequisite, but students who have not taken such a course will probably find it useful to do some additional background reading. Offered in alternate years.
  • LAWS 6712 - Climate Change Law and Policy
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019 / Spring 2020 / Spring 2021
    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.
  • LAWS 7019 - Advanced Clinical Practicum
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Enables a clinical student an optional 1-3 credits to complete advanced legal work in the Clinical Education Program. Course must follow enrollment in an existing clinical offering already successfully completed. Permission of the appropriate clinical faculty member required. For each credit taken, a clinical student must complete a minimum of 50 hours of legal work, all of which shall be graded pass/graded. A clinical student may complete 1-3 credits of work over the course of no more than two semesters. A clinical student may earn no more than 3 credits total over the student's law school career.
  • LAWS 7202 - Environmental Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2022 / Fall 2022 / Fall 2023
    Examines and analyzes important federal pollution control statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, Solid Waste Act, and Superfund. Considers related economic theory, ethics and policy issues.
  • LAWS 7205 - Administrative Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2023 / Spring 2024
    Covers practices and procedures of administrative agencies and limitations thereon, including the Federal Administrative Procedure Act, and the relationship between courts and agencies.
  • LAWS 7209 - Natural Resources and Environmental Law Clinic
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2020 / Spring 2021 / Fall 2021 / Spring 2022
    Offers hands-on experience in the practice of natural resources law in the Rocky Mountain region to a select number of clinic students. The clinic's docket of active cases focuses on public land law and the environmental statutes protecting those lands and their resources. Students participate in projects that test the full range of lawyering skills, including traditional litigation, administrative advocacy, legislative drafting, and the conduct of complex negotiations and settlements.