Courses & Units

Current Issues in Environmental Law and Policy LAW639

Hobart

Note:

Winter school intensive unit. People not currently enrolled at University, or who are currently enrolled but have not completed 150 points of study should contact the Manager, Academic Administration - Law about a possible pre-requisite waiver.

Introduction

This course explores the legal and policy context in which some of Australia's most challenging environmental controversies arise. It introduces students to the framework for national and international environmental regulation using a range of topical issues and case studies. These include the Gunns pulp mill dispute, coal seam gas expansion, international climate change negotiations, adapting to the impacts of climate change, and water rights in a drying world.

Together, these case studies highlight common themes and challenges in environmental governance, including:

  • operationalising the principles of ecologically sustainable development;
  • problems of regulatory fragmentation and divisions of power;
  • the increasing internationalisation of domestic environmental law;
  • the importance of public participation in environmental decision-making;
  • the role of human rights and environmental ethics in environmental law; and
  • the role of the market in environmental regulation.

Summary

Unit name Current Issues in Environmental Law and Policy
Unit code LAW639
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Law
Discipline Law
Coordinator Prof. Jan McDonald
Teaching staff

Prof. Jan McDonald, Dr Peter Lawrence, Meg Good and Dr Tom Baxter

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Intensive Session Jun On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Intensive Session Jun 25/6/2018 29/6/2018 5/7/2018 15/7/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,512.00 050999

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

  •  Completion of 150pts of university study (ie 12 x 12.5pt units).

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Winter school intensive: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9-1p.m.

Assessment

In-class test 20%, End of semester written exam 80% (to be confirmed)

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Textbooks

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