Foreign Enrichment Course
International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy (LAW 7397)
Each spring, the Metro Growth Center sponsors a comparative law course in which distinguished scholars from around the world lead small, focused seminars about land use planning and environmental law in their countries. Typically, the course is taught by three visiting professors.
Students should register for the course called International Perspectives on Urban Law and Policy (LAW 7397). It is offered as a two or three credit hour course. Students seeking to earn 2 credit hours will take an exam after each visiting professor’s seminar, for a total of three exams. Students seeking to earn 3 credit hours will write a short paper in addition to taking the three exams.
This course is not restricted to law students. Students from other graduate departments at Georgia State University and Georgia Tech's School of City and Regional Planning are welcome to participate in the course and frequently register for the course. There are no pre-requisites.
The next foreign enrichment course will be offered in Spring 2014 onMondays/Wednesdays from 1:15-2:30 p.m. Please note - this course does not meet every week but follows the schedule of the visiting scholars set forth below:
- January 13-29: Prof. Romulo 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). Professor Sampaio's sessions will focus on the environmental challenges facing metroplitan 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.
- February 3-17: Prof. Dr. Feridun Yenisey is a Professor of Law at Bahcesehir University School of Law in Istanbul, Turkey. 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; 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. Prof. Dr. Yenisey is also very 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.
- March 24-April 7: Prof. Rachelle Alterman, an urban planner and lawyer, is the David Azrieli Professor Chair in Town Planning at the Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. She is the Founding President of the International Academic Association of Planning, Law and Property Rights and was awarded Honorary Membership, the highest honor, of the Association of European Schools of Planning. She is the initiator and director of the Mare Nostrum project, a cross-border project designed to bridge the policy-implementation gap in Integrated Coastal Zone Management to protect the Mediterranean coastline. Her lectures will focus on comparative planning law and land use regulation.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org. Non-law students interested in registering for this course should email Karen for registration instructions.