- Code LAWS8129
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law, Resource and Environmental Management
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the complexities of environmental regulation of the coastal and marine environment. Conceptually, the course is intended to move from the shore to the high seas, beginning with the foundations of coastal law and ending with recent initiatives on marine environmental regulation.
The course commences with a consideration of the coastal and marine environment, and the legal framework which operates within that area, especially that established under international law.
Particular attention will be given to the 1982 UN Convention on the Law of the Sea and the maritime zones established under that Convention and Australian practice in that regard. Constitutional structures for giving effect to marine and coastal law in Australia will be assessed, and the construct of the legal regime in Australia at the Commonwealth, State, and Territory level, including relevant local government regulation. Attention will also be given to marine living and non-living resource management, the regulation of marine and coastal pollution, and Australia law and policy regarding whaling.
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:
- Identify, analyse and reflect on the interaction of marine and coastal law with other sources of law, including international, constitutional and environmental law;
- Explain and critically evaluate relevant sources of international law, especially the provisions of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, and relevant national, state and territory law and policy;
- Apply norms and principles of marine and coastal law in a problem-solving context; and
- Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of marine and coastal law.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 3 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 AssessmentAssessment is likely to consist of:
- Class participation (10%)
- Research Essay (90%, 6,000 words).
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Workload26 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.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe prescribed text for this course is:
- Rachel Baird and Donald R. Rothwell (eds), Australian Coastal and Marine Law (Federation,
- Blay, Piotrowicz and Tsamenyi eds., Public International Law: An Australian Perspective, 2nd (Oxford University Press, 2005)
- Gullett, Schofield and Vince (eds), Marine Resource Management (LexisNexis, 2011)
- Lowe and Talmon (eds), The Legal Order of the Oceans: Basic Documents on the Law of the Sea (Hart, 2009)
- Rothwell, Kaye, Akhtarkhavari and Davis, International Law: Cases and Materials with Australian Perspectives (Cambridge, 2010)
- Rothwell and Stephens, The International Law of the Sea (Hart, 2010)
- Rothwell and VanderZwaag (eds), Towards Principled Oceans Governance: Australian and Canadian approaches and challenges (Routledge, 2006)
- White, Australian Offshore Laws (Federation, 2009)
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 e-brick will be available on the Wattle course site.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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