The Past, Present, and Future of Global Climate Change: Law and Policy (20039). 2 or 3 units. This course will cover the international law and policy of global climate change, with a particular focus on the rules, institutions, and procedures of the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and its protocols. The course will consider how the climate regime evolved over time and current debate regarding its future. The overall aim is to give students a broad understanding of the basic design features of the compliance regime, the fundamental policy choices/decisions that structure it, and key issues involved in its implementation both now and in the decades to come. Grades will be based on class participation and a paper (to be negotiated with the instructors). Non-law students (graduate and undergraduate) may be admitted by permission of the instructors. Paper required. Enrollment limited to forty. Permission of the instructors required. H.H. Koh, D. Kysar, and T. Stern.
Course Bidding: In addition to listing this course among permission-of-the-instructor selections, Law students should submit a CV and brief statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com before the first class meeting; you may also upload your CV and statement to the YLS:Courses system if you do so by June 23 at 4:30 p.m. A selection will be made if the number of Law students who select this course exceeds forty. Non-Law students must submit statements and CVs directly to Professor Koh and Professor Kysar. Preference for non-Law students will be given to students from F&ES.
Note: First-day class attendance is required. No drops will be permitted after the final day of the Law School add/drop period.