• Offered by ANU Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course

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 (in order to avoid overlap with international environmental law (LAWS2253)), 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.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Critically examine and apply the fundamental terms and principles of climate law and policy in both the domestic and international contexts;
  2. Explore and critically analyse the interaction between different policy and legal instruments within Australian domestic climate law;
  3. Apply expert judgement and legally specific research methods in order to hypothesise solutions to complex problems in the area of climate law;
  4. Design, plan and execute a research-based project with independence, applying knowledge gained within this course.

Indicative Assessment

  1. A mid-semester research note on a key statute or case, key document or report (null) [LO null]
  2. A mid semester short answer test (null) [LO null]
  3. Research essay (on a topic of the student's choice) (null) [LO null]
  4. Seminar presentation (10 minutes), course attendance and participation (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Classes offered during semester periods are expected to have 3 contact hours per week.

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.

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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) and have completed or be completing five 1000 or 6100 level LAWS courses; 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. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed LAWS4274 Climate Law.

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.

Fees

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:
34
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.

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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

There are no current offerings for this course.

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