MVV204K Natural Resource and Environmental Law in the U.S.

Faculty of Law
Spring 2017
Extent and Intensity
0/1/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: k (colloquium).
Judge Kirk S. Samelson (seminar tutor), doc. JUDr. Ilona Jančářová, Ph.D. (deputy)
doc. JUDr. Ilona Jančářová, Ph.D.
Faculty of Law
Contact Person: Mgr. Věra Redrupová, B.A.
Supplier department: Faculty of Law
Timetable of Seminar Groups
MVV204K/01: Wed 10. 5. 8:00–9:30 025, Fri 12. 5. 8:00–9:30 025, Mon 15. 5. 16:40–18:10 025, Tue 16. 5. 18:15–19:45 025, Wed 17. 5. 16:40–18:10 025, Thu 18. 5. 18:15–19:45 025
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 30 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 30/30, only registered: 0/30
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course students should be able to:
1) Have a basic understanding of major U.S. natural resource and environmental laws;
2) Understand how natural resource and environmental law impacts business in the United States;
3) Understand the organization of the Legislatures, Executive and Courts in the United States and the division of authority between states and the federal govenment.
  • Lesson 1. U. S. Court System, government organization. Federal Lands
  • Lesson 2. Water Rights.
  • Lesson 3. NEPA.
  • Lesson 4. Endangered Species Act.
  • Lesson 5. Clean Air Act.
  • Lesson 6. Clean Water Act and Fracking.
  • See the Course Readings document and the actual readings (pdfs) in the course Study Materials for full details.
Teaching methods
Lecture and Discussion. Students are expected to have read the assignment before class and be prepared to discuss the topics.
Assessment methods
class presentation/participation
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught only once.

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