• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Specialist
    Transitional
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Course convener
    • Prof Timothy Bonyhady
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2015
    Winter Session 2015
    See Future Offerings

This course is designed to introduce students who have no legal qualifications to environmental law.

In doing so, the course not only provides students with an understanding of general legal principles, methods and institutions but also provides them with a framework for understanding and analysing environmental law. This will enable them to go on and study the specialised courses offered in the environmental law stream.

Learning Outcomes

  1. To know the origins and sources of environmental laws, and understand how and by whom environmental laws are made and interpreted.
  2. To understand the key principles of, and actors within, environmental laws.
  3. To critically analyse environmental laws within various contexts and to evaluate laws against procedural and substantive criteria.
  4. To understand the interplay between politics, policy, science and values in environmental law.
  5. To learn legal research and writing skills.
  6. To become familiar with legal referencing and be able to use the legal referencing method in the Australian Guide to Legal Citation.

Other Information

Students with an LLB or JD from an Australian University cannot take this course.

Indicative Assessment

Students must rely on the approved Means of Assessment which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Indicative assessment:

2 x research essays (50% each, 3000 wds each)

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 4 days) plus private study and reading time.

Students should allocate 20 hours to read the course materials before the commencement of the course. Extensive research, reflective and writing work will be required after the teaching period. Students should allow at least 80 hours.

2014 Summer intensive dates:  10-13 February
2014 Winter intensive dates: 28-31 July

Click here for current LLM Masters Program timetable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS). OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions.

Prescribed Texts

There will be no prescribed text. A reading brick of materials will be available for purchase.

Preliminary Reading

Preliminary reading will be specified in the Course Outline, which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1406 10 Mar 2015 10 Mar 2015 20 Mar 2015 24 Apr 2015 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1368 10 Aug 2015 10 Aug 2015 21 Aug 2015 24 Sep 2015 In Person

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