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Essay #1

Write an essay consisting of at least 600 words addressing all of the following topics (a through f) intext citations, APA Format and at least three citations
 

a. Explain the differences between public law and private law.
 

b. Explain common law and stare decisis.
 

c. Do you think a penalty of fines or a penalty of jail time is more of a deterrent for preventing environmental crimes? Why or why not?
 

d. A key aspect of the U.S. EPA’s mandate of environmental protection is corporate voluntary audits. Do you think voluntary audits are a good idea and implemented in a way that protects the environment? Why or why not?
 

e. Discuss the commerce clause and its role in environmental protection.
 

f. Describe the due process clause of the U.S. Constitution’s Fifth and Fourteenth Amendment

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Essay #2

Write an essay consisting of at least 600 words addressing all of the following topics (a through d): intext citations, APA Format and at least three citations
 

a. Why do courts require “standing” for a lawsuit to proceed? Do you agree with this requirement?
 

b. Discuss the concept of “ripeness” in regards to litigation.
 

c. Describe the differences between arbitration and mediation.
 

d. Describe the various courts where an environmental lawsuit could occur and under which conditions each court would have jurisdiction.