LAW International Law and Sustainable Development

Prof. Elizabeth Trujillo,

2 credits day; 2 credits evening.


The seminar will consist of readings on topical areas of international law and trade as they relate to cross-border energy and the environment. Students will meet as a group with the professor to discuss these issues in connection to their specific directed-research projects. Directed-research topics will be varied, but will relate to examining the relevant principles of international law, international environmental law, and trade that impact North American cross-border energy and sustainability issues. A comparative approach will also be used to understand the ways in which other legal regimes, for example the EU, address and govern these areas. Finally, this year, there will be an emphasis on the ways in which specific energy initiatives, like Hydraulic-Fracturing and the Keystone Oil Sands Pipeline Project, bring together issues of economic development, environmental protection, human rights and international law. The grade will be assessed by your participation in class and by a final research paper which can serve as your Senior Legal Writing Requirement.

This seminar is part of Suffolk's participation in a research collaboration with the North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation and several NACLE schools in a CEC-NACLE project entitled, "Sustainable Development, the Submissions Process, and Cross-Boundary Energy Issues."


pointer    Enrollment is limited: 20 

pointer    Elective Course

pointer    On List of Recommended Perspectives Courses

pointer    Meets International Law Concentration Requirements

pointer    May Fulfill Legal Writing Requirement

pointer    Final Paper Required


<<Course Updated: June 05, 2015>>