Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all the course requirements will be able to:
1. describe and critique how advanced knowledge and skills acquired through the study of law relate to a legal practice setting, assisting individual clients and working for social justice,
2. reflect on their personal motivation for studying law, their goals and career aspirations,
3. apply a reflective and ethical approach in combination with a broad theoretical and professional knowledge, in performing paralegal tasks,
4. recognise and apply improved practical legal skills particularly relating to work routines, communication with a variety of audiences, interviewing, writing, and legal research principles and methods,
5. summarise and apply an advanced and coherent body of substantive legal knowledge about environmental justice, and knowledge of professional conduct rules and ethical practice,
6. describe and distinguish a variety of justice issues with respect to community engagement with environmental law, and to critically analyse entrenched issues of injustice in the legal system,
7. note, name and debate their enhanced interpersonal skills, emotional intelligence and self-awareness of their own cognitive abilities and values,
8. describe and critique a range of legal practice approaches having regard to the legal needs of individual and group clients,
9. analyse the predicament of individual and group clients having regard to the operation of the law and the legal system,
10. describe and critically assess a range of strategies to improve justice / social justice outcomes,
11. identify and evaluate concrete and achievable ways in which they can promote access to justice and equality before the law,
12. plan and execute a written research project, with some independence.
Other InformationSelection to this course will be by written application followed by interview.
To be eligible for consideration you must have also completed of at least one of the following courses:
LAWS4215 Environmental Law
LAWS2274 Climate Law
LAWS2216 Environmental Law Elective
LAWS2253 International Environmental Law
LAWS3103 Law and the Environment
LAWS6503 Law and the Environment
LAWS8181 Australian Climate Law
LAWS8111 Environmental Regulation
LAWS8187 Environmental Litigation
LAWS8188 Environmental Markets
LAWS8181 International Climate Law
LAWS8291 Special Topics in Environmental Law
LAWS8061 Special Topics in Environmental Law 1
LAWS8010 Environmental Protection and Human Rights
LAWS8110 Corporate Environmental Responsibility
LAWS8117 Commonwealth Environmental Law
LAWS8145 Environmental and Risk Assessment Law
LAWS8146 Environmental Landuse Planning Law
LAWS8278 Environmental Dispute Management
LAWS8291 Special Topics in Environmental Law
LAWS8061 Special Topics Environmental Law 1
LAWS8008 Climate Change and Displacement
LAWS8264 International Law of the Environment
LAWS8280 Biodiversity Law and Policy
Indicative AssessmentAssessment comprises of four components:
1. Onsite participation including quality of learning and performance (40%)
2. Tutorial participation including quality of contributions made (10%)
3. Research paper (2500 words) and presentation (50%)
4. Attendance at the 2 day orientation workshop, mid and end of semester interviews and the research project presentation. No marks are assigned for attendance, but attendance is a requirement to pass the course.
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WorkloadStudent work in this course averages approx. 12 per week consisting of:
• Reading averaging approx 2 hours
• Participating in tutorials averaging approx 2 hours
• One 6 hour onsite session at the EDO ACT
• Approx 2 hours per week work on research project
• Mid and end of course interview of approx 1 hour in total.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Law School to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Prescribed TextsPractical Legal Skills, 3rd Edition, Ross Hyams, Susan Campbell and Adrian Evans, OUP, 2007
Bates, G. Environmental Law in Australia, 8th edition, 2013.
ACT Environmental Law Handbook, EDO ACT, 2nd Edition.
There will be additional resources provided online for students through the Environmental Law Clinic page on the ANU’s Wattle learning system.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3739||20 Jul 2015||07 Aug 2015||31 Aug 2015||30 Oct 2015||In Person||N/A|