LAW7845 - Environmental Legislation Practicum

LAW7845 - Environmental Legislation Practicum

Course Number: 

7845

Type: 

Seminar

Credits: 

3

Prerequisite(s):

none

Connecticut leaders and stakeholders are discussing ways to "transform" existing statutes on cleaning up contaminated sites, as current law allows many sites to remain contaminated and underutilized. Students will learn about statutory schemes that address which parties are responsible for the cleanup of contaminated sites, when cleanup must occur, and the scope of cleanup that is required. Students will analyze existing law and alternative legal models on behalf of the Connecticut Fund for the Environment (CFE) and will produce several short papers that recommend improvements to Connecticut's laws so as to encourage cleanup and promote transit-oriented development.