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.nClass meeting dates: To be determined by instructor.nElements used in grading: Class attendance at all sessions and class participation.nDiscussions in Ethical and Professional Values Courses Ranking Form: To apply for this course, 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). See Ranking Form for instructions and submission deadline.
Instructors for this courseDeborah A. Sivas
Margaret "Meg" Caldwell