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|LAW 633 - The Lawyer's Role in Green Building|
This course introduces students to the role of lawyers in a large-scale Transit Oriented Development on a brownfield in a deteriorated but improving neighborhood in a large city. This project demonstrates how lawyers and the law can further developments that lower CO2 emissions by reducing vehicle trips, vehicle miles traveled, car dependency, and the expenditure of resources on parking. While the project is a CO2 success story, the community did not require that the project comply with heightened energy conservation standards, LEED new construction standards, or LEED ND standards or deal with the real prospect of sea level rise at its western edge, bordering the Hudson River. The course explores how the local government could have done a better job of dealing with these climate change related issues through planning, regulation, protocols, and incentives. Critical moments in the life cycle of the project as a real estate transaction will be described in order to probe how the lawyer prepares for and negotiates them.
Land Use is a prerequisite.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Levels: Law-JD, Law-LLM, Law-SJD
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial
Law-JD level LAW 733 Minimum Grade of D
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