(A 5-minute break is included for each class meeting)
|International Environmental Law||2||Monday, May 19 - Thursday, June 5||9:00am-10:45am||L. Silecchia|
|2||Monday, May 19 - Tuesday, June 3||10:55am - 1:00pm||M. Leary|
|Tax Policy and Human Rights||2||Monday, May 19 - Thursday, June 5||2:00pm - 3:45pm||R. Jefferson|
Students may select any two out of these three cources. Course selections will be honored in the order in which program deposits are recieved.
Final Exam Schedule:
Examinations for International Environmental Law and Tax Policy and Human Rights will be administered on Thursday, June 5th and Friday, June 6th, 2014. The course grade in the Human Trafficking Seminar will be based on a paper, which must be submitted online on or before noon on June 20th. An exam schedule with precise examination times and dates will be available prior to final course selection so that you can weigh this information in your course selection.
(Enrollment in each class is projected to be capped at 22, determined in the order in which we receive applicant deposits and final registration forms.)
International Environmental Law (2 cr) - This course is designed to introduce students to the basic international institutions which address international environmental issues and the specific programs they have developed for doing so. Students should obtain a working knowledge of international institutions, an understanding of the major environmental problems facing the global environment, and insight into the difficult political, moral, and scientific issues facing the ongoing development of international environmental law. Issues considered will include air pollution, water resources and pollution(with respect to oceans, rivers, and lakes), hazardous materials(including both chemical manufacturing and hazardous waste disposal), and wildlife and natural habitats. The course will also consider the connections between international environmental law and trade, the connections between international environmental law and human rights, and certain issues in private international law. The grade will be based on a final exam. When taught in the Rome Program, this will be offered as a 2-credit course and the material on the connections between international environmental law and human rights will be given particular attention. Prof. Silecchia
Tax Policy and Human Rights Law (2 cr) -The American tax system contains numerous provisions that are designed to encourage activities consistent with certain public policy concerns and to relieve various forms of personal hardship. These provisions are so important that they warrant public subsidies. Not surprisingly, many of the issues that arise in connection with tax policy relate to questions regarding the types of activities that government should or should not support. This course seeks to answer these questions by exploring the relationship between tax policy and internationally-recognized human rights. Using a comparative approach, this course specifically addresses the following considerations: (1) human rights principles as they relate to various tax-preferred activities, such as education, health, housing and retirement; (2) current trends in fiscal and tax policy and their impact on human rights; and (3) the effectiveness of different tax policies and practices, evaluated in accordance with recognized human rights principles and standards. Examination. Prof. Jefferson.