• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Environmental Studies, Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Jonathan Liljeblad
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in Spring Session 2021
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This course introduces students to the nature of transboundary environmental challenges and the development of international norms and institutions to address them.

Fundamental issues addressed by the course include:

• the ethical framework for international environmental policies and laws,
• the origin and development of international environmental law,
• sources of international environmental law, and
• actors in global environmental governance and the nature of international environmental norms.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Explain the history and development of international environmental law as a distinct field of public international law, and have a clear, enhanced understanding of its principles;
  2. Critically examine the ethical debates surrounding environmental policy and law-making and identify the limits and utility of the norms relating to the global environment;
  3. Illuminate the interaction and tension between various international actors and institutions in the development and implementation of international environmental norms;
  4. Apply norms and principles of international environmental law in a problem-solving context; and
  5. Research, critically examine and communicate in writing about a problem or specific aspect of international environmental law.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Research Essay (6,000 words). (90) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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Workload

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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Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (MLLM), Master of International Law and Diplomacy (MINLD), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP); OR Juris Doctor (MJD), have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses and have completed LAWS2250/LAWS6250 International Law; OR Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or be completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions; OR Master of Military Law (MMILL). Students undertaking any ANU graduate program may apply for this course. Enrolments are accepted on a case-by-case basis. Please contact the ANU College of Law for permission number.

Prescribed Texts

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.

Preliminary Reading

An e-brick will be available on the Wattle course site.

Assumed Knowledge

Students without an Australian law degree must have completed LAWS8189 Fundamentals of Environmental Law (FEL)

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and 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). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $4410
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2021 $5880
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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.

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6519 27 Sep 2021 TBA TBA 12 Nov 2021 In Person N/A

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