Conflicts over the sea’s resources and development pressures on coastal areas have generated significant legal and political activity, both internationally and domestically. Important and complex laws for the organization of ocean resources activities and for coastal zone management, here and abroad, are now established segments of domestic and international legal systems.
The lawyer’s role in this field, now and in the future, requires knowledge and skills not entirely imparted by traditional law school training. The University of Oregon School of Law meets the education needs of this field of law through the Ocean and Coastal Law Center.
The School of Law contributes to the Center’s educational efforts by providing ocean and coastal law courses as well as an array of related curricular offerings. These are listed below. For course listings by year and detailed course descriptions, please consult the law school’s Course Listings.