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Arizona Law’s Civil Rights Restoration Clinic’s Work Profiled

Posted: 03/09/2015


Arizona Law National Appellate Advocacy Teams Win Honors at Regional  Read more...

Posted: 03/09/2015


2015 - 2016 Board of the Arizona Journal of Environmental Law & Policy Read more...

Posted: 03/04/2015


Jessup International Law Moot Court Team Receives Honors at Regional Competition Read more...

Posted: 03/03/2015


Congratulations to the Transactional LawMeet Team!

Posted: 03/02/2015


2015 - 2016 Board of the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law Elected Read more...

Posted: 02/09/2015


2015 - 2016 Board of Arizona Law Review Elected Read more...

Posted: 02/02/2015


2015 Richard Grand Legal Writing Competition Awards

Posted: 01/23/2015


Student Efforts in Superior Court Receive Arizona Supreme Court Award Read more...

Posted: 10/22/2014


Andy Hall (2L) a featured speaker at TEDxTucson May Salon Read more...

Posted: 05/08/2014



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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