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Conversations with Bob Mundheim Continues with John Cannon of Shearman & Sterling Read more...

Posted: 04/07/2014


Board of Regents Approves Reduction in Arizona Law Nonresident Tuition Read more...

Posted: 04/04/2014


Peter Mundheim & Brandon Becker Join Prof. Mundheim in the Conversation Series Read more...

Posted: 03/31/2014


Conversations with Bob Mundheim Start March 24, 2014

Posted: 03/24/2014


Arizona Law Career Development Starts Interview Program in Phoenix Read more...

Posted: 03/14/2014


Arizona Law and Quarles & Brady Partner to Launch Intellectual Property & Entrepreneurship Clinic Read more...

Posted: 03/11/2014


UANews Features Prof. Anaya's Work as Teacher & International Human Rights Expert Read more...

Posted: 02/27/2014


Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Rewards Excellence in Legal Writing Read more...

Posted: 02/17/2014


Prof Anaya Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Posted: 02/07/2014


Environmental Breakfast Club 2013 - 2014 Schedule

Posted: 09/11/2013



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Course Description

The seminar takes up a number of hot button issues from all over the world, where property rights intersect with issues of the environment and social justice. We start with some basics about property and the classic tragedy of the commons, using some examples and asking whether well-structured property rights might (or might not) contribute to overcoming environmental degradation as well as to long-term poverty. We then move through some specific issues of property-rights approaches where environmental and social issues overlap. Time permitting, these will include:

- land rights for squatters in less developed countries (primarily Latin America, Africa); - land reform and development projects (primarily less developed countries);

- wildlife and fisheries management (global)

- water management (US, India, Latin America);

- tradable pollution rights (US);

- carbon trading schemes (particularly for tropical forest maintenance)(global, tropical areas);

- free market environmentalism and private land use restrictions (conservationist or exclusionary?) (U.S. & global); and

- indigenous land claims and claims to intellectual property (global).

The seminar will be based on readings for each class, class discussion, and a takehome exam at the end, probably a commentary on a short article about a current issue. With permission of the instructor, a short paper may substitute for the takehome exam.


Updated: 01/06/2014