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Environmental Law 1st Edition

Lisa Johnson | Frona Powell

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Overview

ENVIRONMENTAL LAW includes thorough coverage of common law, constitutional law, dispute resolution, and administrative law, and the text introduces undergraduate and beginning law students to the full range of issues in environmental law. It discusses current law as it applies to environmental issues and reviews recently adjudicated and pending cases in environmental law. Other topics addressed include animal law, air pollution, water pollution, endangered species, and hazardous waste disposal, and the corresponding laws such as the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act, the Endangered Species Act, and RCRA−representing the most up-to-date status of environmental law and pending issues in environmental law.

Lisa Johnson, University of Puget Sound

Lisa Johnson is an Associate Professor at the University of Puget Sound School of Business and Leadership, where her courses include Environmental Law and Business and the Natural Environment. A fellow at the Oxford Centre for Animal Ethics, she has published numerous case studies, articles, and book chapters. She earned B.A. and MPA degrees from Indiana University, an MFA from Pacific Lutheran University, a J.D. from Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, and a Ph.D. from Portland State University.

Frona Powell, Indiana University's Kelley School of Business

Frona Powell is Associate Professor Emeritus of Business Law at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business, which she joined in 1987. Her research interests include environmental law and real estate law. She is also the author of LAW AND THE ENVIRONMENT. She earned her J.D. from Indiana University School of Law.
  • ENVIRONMENTAL LAW represents the most current, up-to-date status of environmental law and pending issues in environmental law as it explores environmental issues in the context of the regulatory environment imposed by law.
  • In addition to the text's thorough coverage of environmental law, an entire chapter is devoted to the emerging−and rapidly growing−field of animal law.
  • Helping students maximize their study time−and course success−each chapter includes vivid illustrations, hands-on exercises, learning objectives, summaries, glossaries, case studies, and ethics questions.
  • Created by the authors, detailed illustrations of basic legal concepts−such as the structure of the court systems--help ensure thorough student understanding of the building blocks of the U.S. legal system.
  • Engaging exercises enable students to put what they learn into practice with discussion questions, short in-class projects, and Internet-based activities.
  • Helping students focus on most important issues, learning objectives are stated at the beginning of each chapter as well as at the beginning of each module within the chapter.
  • Chapter Summaries provide concise recaps of key points presented throughout the chapter, providing students with an excellent review.
  • Chapter glossaries offer easy access to student-friendly definitions of key terms presented in the chapter.
  • Real-world cases illustrate the legal concepts presented in each chapter, along with discussion questions and related activities that can be used as teaching tools for instructors.
  • Ethics Questions present real-world ethical dilemmas relevant to the natural environment and the legal issues presented, helping students sharpen their decision-making skills.