This course provides an overview of the rapidly developing field of domestic and international climate law. It examines the current state of the law. It also offers opportunities to critically discuss the legal and policy issues linked with the future course of climate law, both domestically and internationally. Although the emphasis is on domestic Australian climate law (in order to avoid overlap with international environmental law (LAWS2253)), the course will provide opportunities for comparative analysis of the emerging law within other jurisdictions including EU and EU member states, USA, Canada, NZ and Japan.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:1. Critically examine and apply the fundamental terms and principles of climate law and policy in both the domestic and international contexts;
2. Explore and critically analyse the interaction between different policy and legal instruments within Australian domestic climate law;
3. Apply expert judgement and legally specific research methods in order to hypothesise solutions to complex problems in the area of climate law;
4. Design, plan and execute a research-based project with independence, applying knowledge gained within this course.
Indicative AssessmentThe proposed means of assessment for this course will involve:
• a mid-semester research note on a key statute or case, key document or report
• mid semester short answer test
• research essay (on a topic of the student's choice)
• seminar presentation (10 minutes), course attendance and participation
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WorkloadThree contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
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