Natural Resources Law

Quick Info
(2805.03)  Course
Instructor(s)
Professor E. Van Wagner
Fall
3 credit(s)  3 hour(s);
Presentation
Online lecture and discussion (combination of synchronous and asynchronous), student presentations, guest lectures, field trips (individually or in small groups if required). In person meetings will be held if permitted.

This course does NOT qualify for the Indigenous & Aboriginal Law Requirement.
Upper Year Research & Writing Requirement
Yes
Praxicum
Yes

This course explores key areas of the law and policy relating to natural resources management, each year will include a different combination of minerals, land use, biodiversity, conservation, water, fisheries and forestry. This includes examination of the common law principles, legislation and administrative controls governing natural resource management, and Indigenous natural resource jurisdiction and governance. The course will consider examples within Canada, with an emphasis on Ontario. Some comparative international law and policy examples will be provided. The course is a praxicum course. Assignments and final research projects will be developed with community partners to support their work on current issues in Natural Resource Law in Canada.