• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
    Specialist
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, Biodiversity Conservation
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2015
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Objectives:

Loss of biodiversity is one of the most serious environmental problems the world faces. The objective of this course is to describe, analyse and evaluate current legal regimes for biodiversity conservation. It also explores the policy issues that arise in relation to biodiversity conservation and examines the need for a broader policy mix.

Conventional legal approaches, based on setting aside special areas and regulation, often fail to grasp the implications of the problem and may need both to be reformed and complemented by other approaches, such as providing positive incentives, such as stewardship payments.

The course will provide a critical understanding of current legal issues relating to terrestrial biodiversity conservation and the design of appropriate policy responses, particularly in relation to private land.

Content:

After outlining the ecological, scientific and socio-economic context in which biodiversity conservation is pursued, this course describes, analyses and evaluates current legal regimes for biodiversity conservation. It includes coverage of:

  • International obligations
  • Federal/state/local government division of responsibility
  • Protected areas;
  • Threatened species;
  • Native vegetation conservation on private land;
  • Private and public forestry
  • Regulatory, voluntary and economic instruments;

The course also explores the policy issues that arise from current approaches and examines the need for a broader policy mix.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with 3 days of compulsory attendance required (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

Please refer to the Course Study Guide which will be available approximately 4 weeks from the commencement of the course.

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Workload

24 Contact Hours (Intensive Delivery over 3 days) plus private study time


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specilising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specilising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Enviornmental Law (7300SEVNL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (MLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIN), 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), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), 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 Practice (MLEGP). OR Must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893XMDIPL, 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), and have completed LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level courses or five LAWS6100 level courses. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law.

Preliminary Reading

Please refer to the Course Study Guide which will be available approximately 4 weeks from 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:
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
1600 14 Oct 2015 30 Oct 2015 30 Oct 2015 27 Dec 2015 In Person N/A

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