- Code LAWS8280
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Law, Biodiversity Conservation
- Academic career PGRD
- AsPr Judith Jones
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Winter Session 2019
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There is growing national and international attention being given to regulatory strategies for the ownership, conservation and management of increasingly scarce, valuable and contested natural resources.
In the Australian natural resource context this gives rise to familiar challenges for resource sectors associated with land and coastal resources including forestry, mining and fisheries. But there are also specific environmental pressures relevant to the Australian continent in relation to: the use of land resources (under pressure from both the mining sector and agricultural vegetation clearance); the management and protection of increasingly scarce subterranean and surface waters; and, also the protection of Australia’s wealth of biodiversity (both terrestrial and marine).
While the historical management of local resources has involved the Australian states/territories there is also significant Federal involvement in the regulation and management of resources associated with land and the marine environment (including heritage and reserves), fresh-water management (for example within the Murray-Darling Basin river system), wildlife trade, biodiversity (including the Great Barrier Reef and forestry) and other resources.
This complex array of inter-connected contexts provides a wealth of case studies and examples through which to use a thematic approach to examine local, national and global strategies for natural resource regulation and property rights.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain the range of justifications advanced for the conservation and sustainable use of biological diversity, identify the role played by science and scientists, and analyse the role of international, Commonwealth and State law relating to nature conservation;
- Identify and critically evaluate the respective roles played by the setting aside of protected areas and the conservation of nature on land in private ownership;
- Select policy instruments available to induce private landholders to manage their land in ways that are sensitive to nature conservation and critically analyse the role which can usefully be played by law, and in particular direct (“command and control”) regulation;
- Distinguish claims for compensation for the imposition of land use restrictions over land in private ownership from payments for active management, and critically assess the appropriateness of claims for compensation and their likelihood of success under Australian law; and
- Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of biodiversity law and policy.
Other InformationThis is an online course (see LLM timetable for dates) which will be conducted via the Wattle course site.
- Assessment is likely to consist of: (null) [LO null]
- Preliminary essay 20% (20) [LO null]
- Research essay80% (80) [LO null]
- Students must rely on the Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle site approximately four weeks prior to the commencement of the course (null) [LO null]
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This is an online course. Students will study online. The course will 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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Preliminary ReadingStudents 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.
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6786||02 Sep 2019||02 Sep 2019||13 Sep 2019||17 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|