Conducted in an eco-lodge, Casa Mojanda, located in Otavalo, Ecuador, the Ecuador Field Study: Special Issues in International Environmental Law (EFS) provides students with the opportunity to observe firsthand both international environmental challenges and their management.
The EFS is a 1-credit, one-week intensive course in which the following selected international environmental law topics will be explored:
Further, students will learn about topics specific to Ecuador, such as the high-profile litigation against Chevron for alleged environmental and social harms in Ecuador’s Amazon region, and the rights given to nature in the new Ecuadorian constitution.
Prerequisites or Co-requisites: This course may be taken by 2L, 3L, 4L and LL.M. students, including students from other accredited law schools. There are no prerequisites or co-requisites, but International Environmental Law is suggested for Hofstra Law students.
The Ecuador Field Study is designed to provide the student with an opportunity to dive more deeply into certain international environmental law topics than they ordinarily would in a U.S. law school classroom.
Holding the course in Ecuador, one of 17 ecologically mega-diverse countries, contributes to the richness of the classroom discussion and the experience.
Field trips and guest speakers provide authentic context for these issues. A student taking the EFS will learn about
Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore international environmental law issues in Ecuador! For further information, please contact:
Office of International Programs
Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
121 Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY 11549-1210