- Code LAWS8278
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by ANU Law School
- ANU College ANU College of Law
- Course subject Laws
- Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law, Legal Practice
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
This course covers the types of processes for resolving environmental disputes including adjudicative (such as litigation), consensual (such as mediation and negotiation) and managerial authority (such as determination by Ministers, government agencies and local councils and merit review of such determinations), as well as the forms in which such processes may be organised and conducted (eg for adjudication, whether adversarial or investigative; for managerial authority; and for consensual mechanisms, the manner in which negotiations and mediations should be conducted).
Practical exercises enable the student to have a better appreciation of dispute resolution processes. The concept of a multi-door courthouse, where a variety of dispute resolution processes are offered under the one roof is explored.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Explain and apply appropriate dispute resolution processes to environmental disputes;
- Compare, contrast and reflect on the different types of dispute resolution processes, illuminating their strengths and weaknesses;
- Identify and apply appropriate dispute resolution processes to particular environmental disputes;
- Identify and critically examine a range of perspectives and values that are relevant to environmental dispute management; and
- Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of environmental dispute management.
- Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Research Essay (6,000 words) (90) [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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