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The Sea Around Us: Ethical, Physical, and Emotional Connections Between Humans and the Ocean

This colloquium examines current ocean law and policy issues through a series of readings of seminal works about ethical, physical, and emotional relationships of human beings to the marine world. Through the lenses offered by several classic readings, we will examine and reinterpret the challenges of fisheries collapse, climate change, shipping, marine spatial planning, biodiversity conservation, and the management of land-sea interactions. The course is open to all law students and will be particularly interesting for those interested in studying and solving key issues of ocean policy and management, from coastal adaptation to fisheries management to cumulative impacts assessments to the relationship of human beings and the sea. Begin in Winter Quarter and run through Spring Quarter. Class meeting dates: To be determined by instructor. Elements used in grading: Class attendance at all sessions and class participation. DISCUSSIONS IN ETHICAL & PROFESSIONAL VALUES COURSES RANKING FORM: To apply for this course, 2L, 3L and Advanced Degree students must complete and submit a Ranking Form available on the SLS Registrar's Office website (see Registration and Selection of Classes for Stanford Law Students and then see Consent of Instructor Forms). See Ranking Form for instructions and submission deadline.

2014-2015 Spring
03/30/2015 - 05/29/2015

Instructors for this course

Deborah A. Sivas
Margaret "Meg" Caldwell