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2L-3L Upper Level Lesson Topics

Citizen Suits Under the Clean Water Act

This exercise provides a comprehensive review of federal environmental citizen suits, focusing on the citizen suit provision of the Clean Water Act. The student is presented with a series of hypothetical violations of the Clean Water Act and is asked questions regarding whether judicial review is available under the citizen suit provision of the Act for those violations, the jurisdictional or procedural limits that are placed on review, and limits on the type of relief that is available.

Classifying Special Types of Marital Property

This lesson considers the special classification issues associated with pensions, professional licenses and goodwill, personal injury and workers' compensation awards, and life insurance. The student should have a general understanding of the distinction between marital and separate property before working this lesson. The lesson can be used as an introduction to or review of the materials covered. It also works well as an independent lesson.

Clean Air Act Stationary Sources and Criteria Pollutants

This lesson will introduce you to the technology-based emissions limitations for the criteria air pollutants that apply to stationary sources regulated under the Clean Air Act. It can act as an introduction to the subject, or you can use this lesson as part of a review of Clean Air Act stationary source regulation at the end of your studies of the Clean Air Act or before your final exam. No outside resources are required to complete this lesson. However, this lesson assumes that you are already familiar with Clean Air Act "stationary sources" in general; if you aren't, you should complete the lesson entitled "Regulated Sources Under the Clean Air Act" before continuing this lesson.

Clean Air Act Stationary Sources and Hazardous Air Pollutants

This lesson will introduce you to the technology-based emissions limitations that apply to stationary sources regulated under the Clean Air Act that emit hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). It can act as an introduction to the subject, or you can use this lesson as part of your review of Clean Air Act stationary source regulations at the end of your studies of the Clean Air Act or before your final exam.

This lesson assumes that you already understand the differences between Clean Air Act stationary sources and Clean Air Act mobile sources. If this distinction is unfamiliar to you, you should complete the lesson entitled "Regulated Sources Under the Clean Air Act" before completing this lesson.

Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

This lesson can serve as either a comprehensive introduction to, or a comprehensive review of, the elements of Clean Water Act jurisdiction. It refers to cases that you may have studied in your Environmental Law course, but knowledge of the cases is not required in order to complete the lesson.

Client Advice Letters - Ethical and Professional Considerations

This lesson will introduce you to the ethical considerations associated with writing client advice letters. The lesson is intended for a first year law student currently taking a legal writing course. No previous knowledge of ethics is presumed.

A series of explanations and questions will guide you through a basic introduction to the regulation of attorney conduct. You will then examine how ethical considerations influence the lawyering skills associated with the preparation of advice letters.

Client or Not?

This lesson reviews problems in client identification. The lesson is in the form of a game show CLIENT OR NOT?! in which students are presented with an individual who is claiming to be a client. The student may choose the type of liability/responsibility they wish to risk in giving their answer (Competence, Confidentiality or Conflict of Interest). They then will be asked under the circumstances raising that issue whether the individual is a client. Students may proceed through the entire lesson reviewing client identification under one or all of these three issues.

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