• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • EmPr Bernhard Boer
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2015
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This course introduces students to the nature of transboundary environmental challenges and the development of international norms and institutions to address them.

Fundamental issues addressed by the course include:

  • the ethical framework for international environmental policies and laws,
  • the origin and development of international environmental law,
  • sources of international environmental law,
  • actors in global environmental governance and the nature of international environmental norms.

Much of the course is devoted to specific subject areas of environmental governance such as:

  • biodiversity and biosafety,
  • marine environmental protection,
  • the Antarctic environment,
  • the implementation of international environmental law in Australia, and
  • mechanisms for dispute settlement, compliance and enforcement.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

At the conclusion of this course students should:

  • be able to engage critically with ethical debates surrounding environmental policy and law-making;
  • understand the history and development of international environmental law as a distinct field of public international law;
  • possess a thorough knowledge of the principles of international environmental law;
  • possess a good knowledge of the main topic areas of international environmental law;
  • understand the limits and utility of the norms relating to the global environment;
  • appreciate the interaction and tension between various international actors and institutions in the development and implementation of international environmental norms; and
  • be able to apply norms and principles of international environmental law in a problem-solving context.

Other Information

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Indicative Assessment

The proposed assessment for this course will comprise of 2 assignments: a short reflective task required before the teaching component of the course and a more substantial research essay to be submitted after the intensive session.

Students must rely on the Approved Assessment which will be posted to the course homepage on the ANU Law website, 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

26 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery)  

 

 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws specilising in International Law (7300SINTL), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIN), Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMINTL), Master of Diplomacy/Master Laws (7883SINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), and completed LAWS8182 Principles of International Law OR Must be studying a: Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS) Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL) Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL) Master of Law, Governance and Development (7317XMLGD) Master of International Security Law 97318XMISL) and completed LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law OR Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM) Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD) Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL) Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL) Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL) Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML) Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN) Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD) Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL) Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR) Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP) OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level or 6100 level courses, and LAWS2250 International Law or LAWS6250 International Law OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and (LAWS8182 Principles of International Law or LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law)

Preliminary Reading

Refer to Course Outline when available.

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:
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, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1609 06 Oct 2015 06 Oct 2015 16 Oct 2015 19 Nov 2015 In Person N/A

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