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The 12 credit hour Agricultural & Natural Resources Legal Studies Certificate consists of four required, three-credit-hour courses:
AECN 256, Legal Aspects in Agriculture (3 credits)
Focuses on the legal aspects of agriculture: taxation, contracts, property rights, buying and selling real estate, condemnation, land use regulations, leases, co-ownership, par¬t¬ner¬ships, corporations, commercial transactions, credit, liability, insurance, estate planning, water law, and agricultural regulations.
AECN 357, Natural Resource and Environmental Law (3 credits)
Focuses on environmental impact review; air and water pollution control, solid and hazardous waste control, endangered species protection, and habitat protection.
AECN 456, Environmental Law (3 credits)
Covers administrative law, risk assessment, environmental impact review, Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, non-point source pollution control, wetlands regulations, pesticide and toxic substance regulation, solid and hazardous waste regulations, drinking water protection, land use regulation, energy policy, and international environmental law.
AECN 457, Water Law (3 credits)
This course deals with: the eastern and western state water laws, the public trust doctrine, the im-pact of endangered species on water use, wetlands regulations, surface and ground water rights, Indian and federal water rights, and the impact water quality regulations on water allocation.