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Overview

Environmental Law is a reference designed specifically for the practicing paralegal and the paralegal student. It is written in a style that allows the reader and professional to receive a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the legal system and the regulation of the natural world, even if they are without a prior legal background. Environmental law is a complex area, and this book takes an easy to understand approach that allows the reader a broad, basic, but complete comprehension of the field. It includes many features such as an outline of the legal processes relevant to environmental law, descriptions of federal and state law and regulations, and special features on recent topics related to environmental law. There are pertinent articles included, as well as case law and case law summaries that allow for an understanding of how environmental laws and regulations are applied and interpreted by the court system. Other learning features include a complete list of acronyms used in the field, and discussion questions that lead to further understanding of the technical aspects of the subject as well as ease of reading environmental articles. Different perspectives on environmental regulations are explored, and the book provides a current and applicable approach to the area of environmental law.

Kathryn L. Schroeder, Colorado/Arapahoe Community College

Kathryn L. Schroeder is a County Attorney and a Paralegal Instructor at Colorado/Arapahoe Community College.
  • Description of legal process related to field of environmental law- Leads to an understanding of the relationship between the legal system and environmental regulation.
  • Includes brief articles on recent environmental law topics- Leads to an understanding of the evolving nature of environmental law.
  • Includes case law and case law summaries- Allows for an in-depth understanding of how environmental laws and regulations are applied and interpreted by the court system.
  • Includes an acronym list of terms used in the field- Leads to easier reading of environmental articles and cases and a better understanding of the technical aspects of environmental law.
  • The writing is at a college level- Allows for better comprehension of text by non-law students.
Chapter 1: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Tort Law generally and as they apply to environmental law
Chapter 2: History of the development of Environmental Law in the U.S.
Chapter 3: Introduction to Environmental Law and Policy
Chapter 4: RCRA
Chapter 5: CERCLA
Chapter 6: NEPA
Chapter 7: TSCA
Chapter 8: EPCRA
Chapter 9: Clean Air Act
Chapter 10: Clean Water Act
Chapter 11: Other Federal Acts Related to Environmental Law
Chapter 12: State and Local Environmental Law Legislation and relationship to Federal Law

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  • ISBN-10: 1133479456
  • ISBN-13: 9781133479451
  • STARTING AT $17.49

  • ISBN-10: 1401857140
  • ISBN-13: 9781401857141
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $131.25
  • RETAIL $174.95

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FOR INSTRUCTORS

Environmental Law

ISBN: 9781401857141
Environmental Law is a reference designed specifically for the practicing paralegal and the paralegal student. It is written in a style that allows the reader and professional to receive a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the legal system and the regulation of the natural world, even if they are without a prior legal background. Environmental law is a complex area, and this book takes an easy to understand approach that allows the reader a broad, basic, but complete comprehension of the field. It includes many features such as an outline of the legal processes relevant to environmental law, descriptions of federal and state law and regulations, and special features on recent topics related to environmental law. There are pertinent articles included, as well as case law and case law summaries that allow for an understanding of how environmental laws and regulations are applied and interpreted by the court system. Other learning features include a complete list of acronyms used in the field, and discussion questions that lead to further understanding of the technical aspects of the subject as well as ease of reading environmental articles. Different perspectives on environmental regulations are explored, and the book provides a current and applicable approach to the area of environmental law.

Online Instructor's Manual

ISBN: 9781401857165

FOR STUDENTS

Environmental Law

ISBN: 9781401857141
Environmental Law is a reference designed specifically for the practicing paralegal and the paralegal student. It is written in a style that allows the reader and professional to receive a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the relationship between the legal system and the regulation of the natural world, even if they are without a prior legal background. Environmental law is a complex area, and this book takes an easy to understand approach that allows the reader a broad, basic, but complete comprehension of the field. It includes many features such as an outline of the legal processes relevant to environmental law, descriptions of federal and state law and regulations, and special features on recent topics related to environmental law. There are pertinent articles included, as well as case law and case law summaries that allow for an understanding of how environmental laws and regulations are applied and interpreted by the court system. Other learning features include a complete list of acronyms used in the field, and discussion questions that lead to further understanding of the technical aspects of the subject as well as ease of reading environmental articles. Different perspectives on environmental regulations are explored, and the book provides a current and applicable approach to the area of environmental law.