Coastal law brings together many legal specialties, including property law, oil and gas law, federal and state environmental law, public health law, and aspects of national security law. But law alone is not enough. Developing effective coastal policy also requires understanding the natural processes that shape the coast and its future. These include geology, meteorology, climatology, environmental science, ecology, and risk assessment theory. There are several nationally prominent scholars working on these topics at LSU. There is also a local community of experts with experience in the private sector and at government agencies. Several are participants in this blog. The LSU Law Center and other departments on the LSU campus offer a broad selection of courses to students interested in coastal law.