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Course Guides | Spring 2023

Environmental Governance and the Private Sector (LAWS 5782)

Course Info

This course examines the growing environmental control provided by the private sector in reaction to social pressure and how that is shaped by laws around information disclosure. To set the stage the course will also examine the market bases of environmental regulation and how the private sector also has governance structures of its own. Students will examine 1) the economic and theoretical bases for environmental laws; 2) emerging corporate and private sector behavior in response to these laws, financial disclosure laws, and public opinion; and 3) private environmental governance.


Prof. Victor Flatt

Prof. Victor Flatt is a Visiting Professor of Law and the Distinguished Visiting Fellow for the Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law. He is a nationally recognized expert on environmental law, climate law, and energy law, and the intersection of these areas.


The syllabus for your course is available on Canvas.


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Study Aids

These study aids are available online.  Please click the hyperlinked title to view them. For instructions on how to use the specific platforms, including troubleshooting, please view Andy Dorchak's Study Aids Research Guide.


Computer-Aided Legal Instruction (CALI) requires an authorization code to use. If you do not have a CALI account, please contact Kieran Layton or the reference desk for assistance.

CALI (Computer Assisted Legal Instruction) Environmental Law lessons


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Quimbee Environmental Law materials

Audio Guides

Research Guide