- Code LAWS8129
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law
- 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:
- 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.
- Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Essay (6,000 words) (90) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 26 hours of face to face teaching). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion of this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.
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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,
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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