11.368 | Fall 2019 | Undergraduate, Graduate

Environmental Justice Law and Policy

Course Description

This seminar introduces students to basic principles of environmental justice and presents frameworks for analyzing and addressing inequalities in the distribution of environmental benefits and burdens from the perspectives of social science, public policy, and law.
Learning Resource Types
Written Assignments
A cluster of tents, tipis, and parked vehicles in an open, treeless landscape.
An encampment of protesters at the Standing Rock Sioux Indian Reservation in 2016, when plans to route an oil pipeline nearby attracted opposition from tribal activists and environmentalists. (Photo courtesy of Becker1999 on Flickr. License: CC BY.)