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American Educational Institute, Inc. (AEI) | Evaluated Learning Experience

Law of Environmental Claims (221)

Course Category: 
Location: 
Independent Study program administered through the offices of the American Educational Institute.
Length: 
Approximately 19 hours of structured independent study.
Dates: 
May 2004 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss current environmental law, both statutory and case law, and its interplay with liability and property coverage issues and identify environmental issues as they arise and develop effective strategies to deal with them.

Instruction: 

Major topics are: theories of environmental liability and recoverable damages, exclusions; first party property coverage issues; and environmental statutes. In addition to the AEI produced textbook, students receive actual court decisions, which relate to the subject matter and present real-life court opinions that illustrate how courts have ruled in the past and are likely to rule in the future on important issues in claims. A proctored examination is administered for both levels of the credit recommendation. Scenario and case study-based questions, built around actual claims situations, challenge students to analyze and solve problems using applicable principles of claims law that parallel their own claim files. To broaden students' knowledge of the subject, graded exams are returned with helpful comments that provide a written explanation of why each answer is correct or incorrect. For the graduate level credit recommendation, students also prepare and submit an appropriate graduate level research project on a pre-approved topic or issue, in accordance with AEI's specific guidelines.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category OR in the graduate degree category, 1 semester hour in Environmental Law, Insurance, Insurance Law or Business Law (5/10) (5/15 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 220 and 221 constitute 2 semester hours in Environmental Liability. NOTE: Courses 221 and 222 constitute 2 semester hours in Dispute Resolution and Settlement.

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