This course is designed to introduce students who have no legal qualifications to environmental law.
In doing so, the course not only provides students with an understanding of general legal principles, methods and institutions but also provides them with a framework for understanding and analysing environmental law. This will enable them to go on and study the specialised courses offered in the environmental law stream.
Learning OutcomesBy the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all the course requirements will be able to:
- Explain and critically evaluate the origins and sources of environmental law;
- Identify the key principles of, and institutions within, environmental law;
- Explain and analyse how and by whom environmental laws are made and interpreted;
- Analyse and reflect on the interplay between politics, policy, science and values in environmental law; and
- Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of environmental law.
Other InformationThis is an intensive course with a 4 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.
It is likely the assessment be comprised of the following:
- Essay 1 (50%, 4000 wds)
- Essay 2 (50%, 4000 wds)
Students must rely on the Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately four weeks 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.
Workload21 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.
Click here for the LLM Masters Program timetable
Requisite and Incompatibility
Indicative Reading ListStudents 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 ebrick will be available on the Wattle course site
Assumed KnowledgeStudents with an LLB or JD from an Australian University cannot take this course.
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:
- 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.
Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|1358||27 Feb 2017||27 Feb 2017||10 Mar 2017||13 Apr 2017||In Person|