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, 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:
- Explain, distinguish and apply the fundamental terms and principles of climate law and policy in both the domestic and international contexts;
- Explain and analyse the interaction between different policy and legal instruments within Australian domestic climate law;
- Identify and use a range of legally specific research principles, methods and tools appropriate to respond to a factually complex climate law problem;
- Select and apply a range of approaches to written and oral communication, and apply the critical thinking required to bring about solutions to complex legal problems in the area of climate law;
- Plan and conduct a legal research project with intellectual independence; and
- Identify, understand and use domestic and international primary resources and legal databases to locate case law, statutes and, if applicable, scholarly journal articles.
Classes may be offered in non-standard sessions and be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (a minimum of 36 hours). Please refer to the LLB timetable for dates. Please contact the ANU College of Law Student Administration Services to request a permission code to enrol in classes offered in non-standard sessions.
- A mid-semester research note on a key statute or case, key document or report (null) [LO null]
- Mid semester short answer test (null) [LO null]
- Research essay (on a topic of the student's choice) (null) [LO null]
- Seminar presentation (10 minutes), course attendance and participation (null) [LO null]
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- Classes offered in non-standard sessions will be taught on an intensive base with compulsory contact hours (approximately 36 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 three contact hours per week. Students are generally expected to devote at least 10 hours overall per week to this course.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site approximately two weeks prior to the commencement of the course. Alternatively, this information will be published in the Program course list when known.
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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