• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law, Legal Practice
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person

The course aims to take students inside the practice of environmental litigation to teach the practical skills of being a litigator set within a wider theoretical context of environmental regulation.

The course is aimed primarily at litigation lawyers working in environmental law in private practice and government regulators but will also be relevant to managers, policy officers, and enforcement officers in environmental regulators.

The course aims particularly to complement training available to environmental regulators through the Australian Environmental Law Enforcement and Regulators Network (AELERT).

Learning Outcomes

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. Explain and critically examine the role of environmental litigation in Australia, both civil and criminal.
  2. Reflect on the place on environmental litigation within an overall policy and regulatory framework.
  3. Analyse evidence, identify issues in dispute, and evaluate prospects of success at trial.
  4. Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of environmental litigation in Australia.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with 3-4 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

Assessments are likely to consist of:
  1. Short Essay (25%, 1000-2000 wds)
  2. Practical Exercise (25%, 1000-2000 wds)
  3. Research Essay (50%, 4000 wds) OR Practical Exercise (essay 4000 wds and oral submission) (50%)
Students must rely on the Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

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Workload

21 Hours of face to face teaching (3 day Intensive), plus an optional Field Trip. 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 be approximately 10-12 hours. 

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental 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 (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), 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 Legal Practice (MLEGP), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS). 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. OR Must be studying a Master of Military Law (MMILL) OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (MJDOL) and have completed the course LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B

Preliminary Reading

Spend 1-2 hours reading the case studies of environmental litigation available at http://www.envlaw.com.au/case.html, particularly the initiating process (i.e. the Applications and Statements of Claim initiating the litigation).


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-brick will be available on the Wattle course site

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
2017 $3420
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4878
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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