International Perspectives Course

Each spring, the Metro Growth Center sponsors International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy (LAW 7397) in which distinguished scholars from around the world lead small, focused seminars about land-use planning and environmental law in their countries.

The course is typically taught by three visiting professors. It is available to law students and graduate students from both Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology’s School of City and Regional Planning, and there are no pre-requisites.

Interested students should register for LAW 7397, which is offered as a two- or three-credit hour course. Students seeking to earn two credit hours will take an exam after each visiting professor’s seminar, for a total of three exams. To earn three credit hours, students must also write a short paper.

The spring 2015 course schedule will be posted when set.

Spring 2014 Schedule

Sampaio is a teacher and researcher at the FGV Law School in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. He is a member of the prestigious Specialist Group on Energy and Climate Change of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). These sessions will focus on the environmental challenges facing metropolitan growth management in Brazil, policy tools for sustainable land use management, biodiversity conservation and conservation practices, as well as a look at Brazilian case studies.
Yenisey is a professor of law at Bahcesehir University School of Law in Istanbul. He has written extensively on criminal law, criminal procedure and organized crime.

He was the vice president of the Committee at the Ministry of Justice on Criminal Law and Procedure and drafted Turkey’s Criminal Procedure Code. He was a member of the Subcommittee on Organised Crime in the Prime Minister’s Office and served as a member of the Subcommittee on Controlled Delivery and Money Laundering for the Parliament.

Yenisey also is involved in disaster planning and human rights law, land use law and growth management in Istanbul and the Princes’ Islands in the Sea of Marmara. He will lecture on land-use law and growth management in Istanbul.

Grandbois is an honorary professor and affiliated professor at the University of Quebec in Montreal and an adjunct professor at University of the South Pacific.

He is the author of texts and articles on international and comparative environmental law, especially on domestic implementation of multilateral environmental agreements and protection of marine and coastal resources. Yenisey is the lead author in environmental law in Canada and pioneer in interdisciplinary research in environmental matters. Topics of recent articles have included human right to water, environmental justicie and global governance, climate change law and science and climate change adaptation in the Pacific region.


If you have any additional questions, contact Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08) at Non-law students interested in registering for this course should email Johnston for registration instructions.

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