2022-2023 WCL Catalog 
    
    Dec 02, 2022  
2022-2023 WCL Catalog

LAW - 617 International Business and the Environment


(1, 3 hrs.)

The course examines international environmental law and the international aspects of U.S. environmental law as they pertain to international business. The course emphasizes the practical aspects of counseling clients in this emerging area of law. Topics may include the extraterritorial reach of U.S. environmental laws; international environmental litigation in U.S. courts; the implementation of environmental treaties; U.S. and international controls on the transboundary shipment of chemicals and hazardous waste; the environmental regulation of products and their supply chain; and the environmental guidelines that apply to international investments, including the World Bank Group’s environmental performance standards and the “Equitor Principles.” When offered for one (1) credit in the summer, the course will address selected current environmental topics facing transnational businesses.