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B675 Public Natural Resources

Description This course will examine the tension between public control of and private interests in natural resources. The course will begin with a historical overview of the development of the patterns of resource ownership, policies toward resource development, and relevant legal doctrines. Building on this historical foundation, we will discuss the following issues: federalism in resource regulation; proprietary management models; separation of powers; judicial review; and public participation. We will study these issues in the context of the laws and policies governing mineral, energy, timber, recreation, wildlife, and preservation resources. Most of these issues involve the federal public lands in the American West and the policies that guide their management. We will address the fundamentals of this field as well as current controversies involving such concerns as logging in national forests, renewable energy permitting, access to resources, and privatization. Most class sessions will be discussion-oriented. Professor Fischman welcomes graduate students representing a wide variety of fields to bring a multi-disciplinary perspective to public natural resource law and policy reform. Class grades will be based primarily on a take-home, essay-style, final exam. Most required reading will be from the draft chapters of a forthcoming edition of the case book Federal Public Land and Resources Law, by Coggins, Wilkinson, Leshy & Fischman (6th ed. 2007) (on reserve at the law library). The table of contents reflects the materials we will consider in this course. An outline of the contents appears here: http://www.law.indiana.edu/publicland/apps/outline.shtml There are no prerequisites required for this course.

Faculty R. Fischman

SemesterTitleFaculty
Fall 2013 - 2014Public Natural ResourcesFischman
Spring 2011 - 2012Public Natural ResourcesFischman
Spring 2009 - 2010Public Natural ResourcesFischman