This intensive seminar will explore the agenda and direction of UCLA Law School's new environmental law center. The law school has received a sizable foundation grant to create an interdisciplinary center that will be of service to policymakers, the legal community and the public at large. The seminar will then consider the question: what are the best ways that the center can fulfill this function? Students will write detailed and lengthy research papers setting forth the agenda of the center over the next five years, each focusing on a particular environmental issue area broadly speaking (i.e. not only air, water, and hazardous waste policy, but also land use, transportation, local government, regionalism, and urban environmentalism, among others). The class itself will be structured around a series of guest speakers who will present scholarly and semi-scholarly works: students will be expected to provide detailed comments on these papers as well.