Environmental Law  (000164)
Common Subjects
Course  :  Master's Course
Subject Type  :  Interdisciplinary Subject
Instructor  :  Associate Professor MASUZAWA, Yoko
Credits  :  2
Class schedule  :  Thu.   1st
Classroom  :  C445/Main Building for Inter-Departmental Education
This course discusses the basic ideas and features of environmental law, thereby the participants will understand the relevance of law to environmental issues and their solutions, and be able to give attention to the legal aspect of a particular environmental issue they face.
Based on the designated text, the topics to be dealt with in this course include:
(1. Introduction)
2. The nature and the scope of environmental law
3. Objectives and principles of environmental law
4. Environmental litigation, administrative dispute resolution
5. Models of environmental statutes
6. Actors in environmental law process

The former half of each session will be a lecture and the latter will be a class discussion.

Grading Criteria
Performances in classes (e.g., contribution to the discussion, submission of the assignments)   50%
Final report    50%
Those who do not submit final reports or those whose attendance is less than 2/3 of the classes, will be regarded as 欠席.
Course Textbook
Yoshinobu Kitamura, Gendaikankyoho no Shoso (2nd ed.), NHK Publishing, 2013
Recommended Reference Books, Other Study Material, and notes
One session deals with one chapter of the designated text. Participants are requested to read the designated chapter before the class, and prepare for the questions at the end of the chapter.
Language in class
▪ Presentation & Materials : Japanese only
▪ Oral explanations : Japanese only
▪ Questions in English : Available
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