• Offered by Fenner School of Environment and Society
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Environmental Science
  • Areas of interest Resource Management and Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Law
  • Work Integrated Learning Other
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Craig Strong
    • Stephanie Booker
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2024
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This is an interdisciplinary course involving students from the College of Law and the Fenner School of the Environment and Society. Recognising that environmental issues are multifaceted, this course takes an interdisciplinary approach, providing an opportunity for students of each discipline to benefit from peer-to-peer learning, and to gain an understanding of the interrelationship between the two disciplines. Students will attend seminars on topics of interest, and work in cross-disciplinary teams on environmental issues.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Develop and apply practical legal and environmental science skills and approaches in environment and planning law.
  2. Research and critically analyse environmental issues, incorporating legal, scientific and First Nations' perspectives.
  3. Evaluate the role of lawyers and scientists in relation to environmental issues.
  4. Assess current measures to promote access to environmental justice and consider improvements to measures to achieve environmental justice.
  5. Evaluate the role and ability of environmental law and science to propose solutions to deliver improved environmental outcomes.
  6. Develop skills to advocate for the community on public interest environmental issues.

Work Integrated Learning


All students engage with WIL partners (internal/external) as a minor component of the course

Other Information

This is an intensive course offered on an annual basis in January. Enrollment is limited and merit based. Students must register an expression of interest to enroll via the following website end of the previous semester.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Themed community education quizzes (3 x 10%) (30) [LO 4,5,6]
  2. Seminar facilitation (10) [LO 1,3,6]
  3. Reflective journal (20) [LO 3,4,5]
  4. Essay (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours across the semester or session including:

  • Face-to face component of 65 hours delivered intensively over 2 weeks comprising: lectures, practicals and field excursions
  • Approximately 65 hours of self directed study which preparation for lectures, practicals, field excursions and other assessment tasks.

Students are expected to actively participate and contribute towards discussions.

Inherent Requirements

No specific inherent requirements have been identified for this course.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed a minimum of 72 units of tertiary study. Incompatible with LAWS4344

You will need to contact the Fenner School of Environment and Society to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

Students must rely on the approved Class Summary which will be posted to the Programs and Courses site two weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

Preliminary Reading

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.


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4680
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1555 29 Jan 2024 30 Jan 2024 02 Feb 2024 16 Feb 2024 In Person View

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