Higher Education

Environmental Law, 1st Edition

  • Kathryn L. Schroeder Colorado/Arapahoe Community College
  • ISBN-10: 1401857140  |  ISBN-13: 9781401857141
  • 480 Pages
  • © 2008 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $130.00
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About

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.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.

Table of Contents

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

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1401857167 | ISBN-13: 9781401857165)

Surviving and Thriving in the Law Office  (ISBN-10: 1401838960 | ISBN-13: 9781401838966)

This text is unique in that it is written from the perspective of a supervising attorney who now is a paralegal educator. It is a career guide for paralegal students and new paralegals that provides insight into what law firms really want from their paralegal staff. Real-life law office situations are described and analyzed to give students the help they need to overcome the most common obstacles. Students not only learn from the author, they also get practical, first-hand advice from paralegals themselves. The material fully addresses such issues as finding the right paralegal job, producing high-quality work, managing time wisely, understanding billable hours, dealing with office politics, asking for a raise, and advancing in a paralegal career. Effective teaching and retention tools are used throughout the text, and students are advised where to find additional information on the Internet and in print material.

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Student Supplements

Surviving and Thriving in the Law Office  (ISBN-10: 1401838960 | ISBN-13: 9781401838966)

This career guide gives current and future paralegals the inside scoop on how to select the right job for them and how to thrive in their work setting. A well-respected supervising attorney who now is a paralegal educator lets paralegals know what law firms look for in their paralegal staff in terms of time and work management, quality assurance, interaction with various segments of the office and much, much more. The Paralegal Perspective feature gives the reader first-hand advice on how to handle situations they encounter on the job. Further, this publication fully addresses such important issues as finding the right paralegal job, producing high-quality work, understanding billable hours, dealing with office politics, asking for a raise and advancing in a paralegal career. End-of-chapter questions, Internet-based questions and ethical discussion questions make this an enjoyable and educational read.

List Price = $68.95  | CengageBrain Price = $68.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $52.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kathryn L. Schroeder

Kathryn L. Schroeder is a County Attorney and a Paralegal Instructor at Colorado/Arapahoe Community College.