05 February 2014

SUMMER SCHOOL: Environmental Law in Como, Italy, May 25 - June 6

Enjoy two weeks studying comparative environmental law in the heart of Europe. International Comparative Environmental Law Seminar (Critical Topics in Environmental Law in a Comparative Perspective).

The International Comparative Environmental Law Seminar in Como Italy is jointly presented by the University of California, Davis School of Law and the University of Insubria School of Law.This intensive, two-week program provides a unique opportunity for U.S. and international law students and legal professionals to study environmental law by examining and comparing European Union and U.S. environmental law policies and regulatory regimes. Topics include pollution control laws (air and water), hazardous waste laws, protection and preservation of plant and animal species, climate change—the next generation of environmental law—and regulation and liability for environmental harm and more. Students will also have the opportunity to visit legal institutions and learn about the rich environmental and historical culture of Como and Milan. All sessions are taught in English.

Environmental law experts, including Professor Richard Frank and Professor Al Lin from the University of California, Davis School of Law, and Professor Barbara Pozzo, from the University of Insubria School of Law lead the nine thematic class sessions. Professor Frank is the director of the California Environmental Law and Policy Center. Professor Lin is a noted environmental law scholar at the UC Davis School of Law and formerly was a trial attorney for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice. Professor Pozzo is an international expert in the field of Comparative Environmental Law. She coordinated the International Research Group on Property and Environment as part of the Common Core of European Private Law Project.

The University of California (UC) is one of the premier public institutions of higher education in the United States. The University of California, Davis School of Law is a top tier U.S. law school with an excellent record of scholarship, teaching and service supporting a vibrant and diverse student community. At UC Davis our outstanding ranking, small size and unusually accessible and dedicated faculty of internationally-renowned scholars provide a truly exceptional learning environment.

Founded in 1998, the University of Insubria has the distinction of being one of the first Italian universities to feature a bi-polar network system involving the two main centers of Como and Varese, as well as other satellite centers under the single logo of the Universitas Studiorum Insubriae. The University of Insubria School of Law strives to create cultural homogeneity by givingvoice to strong identifying values and transforming them into vital cultural ventures.

The Location
Como, Italy, is centrally located in the heart of Europe. The stunning city of Como, situated in proximity to Milan and Lugano, Switzerland, provides a sophisticated intellectual and legal environment in which to study comparative environmental law. Classes will be held at the University of Insubria School of Law. 

This program has been approved by the American Bar Association. Students will receive two hours of academic J.D. credit. This program also may be used to fulfill continuing education credit requirements. 

Requirements, Tuition and Fees:
This program is intended for:
• Law students in good standing at or graduates of ABA-accredited U.S. law schools and foreign
law schools.
• Legal or other professionals interested in environmental law.

Please visit our website for more information.
April 1, 2014

For more information
Como Environmental Law Program
International Law Programs
UC Davis School of Law
1333 Research Park Drive
Davis, CA 95618 U.S.A.
Phone: (530) 757-8569

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