• 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
    • Dr James Prest
    • Prof Timothy Bonyhady
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
    Winter Session 2016
    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

By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all the course requirements will be able to:
  1. Explain and critically evaluate the origins and sources of environmental law;
  2. Identify the key principles of, and institutions within, environmental law;
  3. Explain and analyse how and by whom environmental laws are made and interpreted;
  4. Analyse and reflect on the interplay between politics, policy, science and values in environmental law; and
  5. Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of environmental law.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).

Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.

Indicative Assessment

It is likely the assessment be comprised of the following:

  1. Essay 1 (50%, 4000 wds)
  2. Essay 2 (50%, 4000 wds)

Students must rely on the Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

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

21 hours of face to face teaching (3 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. 

Click here for the LLM Masters Program timetable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 OR You must be studying in one of the following programs; Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS) Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL) Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL) Master of International Law (7310XMINTL) Master of Law, Governance and Development (7317XMLGD) Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL) Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMDIPL, 7893XMINTL)

Indicative Reading List

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

An ebrick will be available on the Wattle course site

Assumed Knowledge

Students with an LLB or JD from an Australian University cannot take this 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
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
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
1396 29 Feb 2016 29 Feb 2016 11 Mar 2016 14 Apr 2016 In Person

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
6362 08 Aug 2016 08 Aug 2016 19 Aug 2016 22 Sep 2016 In Person

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