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Boyd, William C. Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. Boyd's research focuses on energy law and policy (particularly electricity); legal and institutional design issues associated with emerging GHG compliance markets; integration of forests and land use into climate policy; risk assessment; and the role of science and technology in law.


  • energy law and regulation; environmental law and regulation; climate change law and policy


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courses taught

  • LAWS 7202 - Environmental Law
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Examines and analyzes important federal pollution control statutes, including the National Environmental Policy Act, the Clean Air Act and Clean Water Act, Solid Waste Act, and Superfund. Considers related economic theory, ethics and policy issues.
  • LAWS 8060 - Poverty and Inequality in Comparative Perspective
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018
    Investigates the nature, causes, consequences and major responses to persistent poverty and inequality in the United States and several other countries. Students are expected to write short response papers for each assignment as well as a substantial research paper on a topic selected in discussion with the instructor.


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