- Code LAWS8189
- 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
- AsPr Judith Jones
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Summer Session 2022
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This course is designed to introduce students 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills 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.
- Essay 1 (4000 wds) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Essay 2 (4000 wds) (50) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
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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
There is no prescribed textbook for this course. Students will be able to access a range of relevant environmental law textbooks (as eBooks) and other electronic materials made available via the ANU Law library, ANU scholarly databases and relevant websites. Readings will be listed on the Wattle site for this course and made available 2 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.
It is not recommended that students purchase a hard copy of an environmental law textbook. However, for convenient and unlimited access to an environmental law textbook students may choose to purchase their own eBook copy of one of the leading environmental law textbooks. Further detailed advice on this will be provided as the Wattle site opens 2 weeks prior to the course commencing.
Students who have completed an Environmental Law elective course within an LLB or JD degree from an Australian University should not take this course.
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