Five courses will be offered in Summer 2013:
Comparative Environmental Law (Noga Morag-Levine): This course introduces the regulatory regimes governing environmental law in the United States and the European Union. The course will begin with a brief discussion of the history of environmental law in Poland and the United States, and will next consider and compare key elements of the current American and European approaches to environmental governance. These include underlying conceptions of federalism, the role of courts and citizen groups, and regulatory principles and tools. The course will conclude with an analysis of substantive areas of divergence, convergence and hybridization between American and European environmental regimes, with a focus on the regulation of chemicals and climate change.
Comparative Free Expression (Kevin Saunders): Topics in this course will involve issues in free expression, such as hate speech, trial publicity, the treatment of sexual images, children and media,etc., in different countries.
Constitutional Law of the European Union (Izabela Krasnicka): This course is dedicated to the main problems of the structure and law of the European Union. Students will be introduced to the evolution of the European Communities and European Union and the present shape of the organization. Issues concerning the division of competences between the Union and member states will be presented in comparison to the federal structure of the United States. The course will also explain the specificity of the supranational character of the EU law, including the sources of law, the principles governing the legal order and the implementation of the EU law in the member states. In addition, the judicial institutions will be presented, with special emphasis on the Court of Justice of the European Union and its role in the interpretation of the EU law.
International Comparative Alternative Dispute Resolution (Chuck Szymanski): (Pending Course Approval). This is a new course offering for the 2013 session. The course will undertake an intensive practical study of alternative dispute resolution from an international and comparative perspective. Most importantly, this course will provide American and European students with the opportunity to engage in practice of ADR techniques with and against their cross-cultural peers and colleagues.
Rule of Law & Jurisprudence (Daniel Barnhizer): This course discusses Rule of Law concepts and surveys various views of law and the legal process. It also examines the judicial decision-making process and the social, political and moral contexts that influence and are influenced by judicial decisions.