Environmental Justice Law and Policy

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.)


MIT Course Number

11.368 / 11.148

As Taught In

Fall 2019


Undergraduate / Graduate

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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.

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Justin Steil, and Enjoli Hall. 11.368 Environmental Justice Law and Policy. Fall 2019. Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare, https://ocw.mit.edu. License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.

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