Courses & Units

International Environmental Law LAW610

Introduction

The focus in this course will be on the international law and policy relating to the environment. The course aims to provide an understanding of key concepts in this area of international law through case studies in substantive areas as diverse as climate change, forests and biological diversity. The course also aims to give an understanding of the structures and political processes involved in the negotiation of environmental treaties. Problems of domestic implementation will be addressed through case studies involving the implementation of global treaties of particular importance to Tasmania, e.g. The World Heritage and Ramsar Wetlands Conventions.

Summary

Unit name International Environmental Law
Unit code LAW610
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of Law
School of Law
Discipline School of Law
Coordinator

Dr Peter Lawrence

Teaching staff

Dr Peter Lawrence

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

Availability

This unit is currently unavailable.

Note

Units are offered as On-campus where the majority of teaching will occur at the campus identified.  Units offered Off-campus generally have no requirement for attendance at a physical university campus unless the unit has practical or fieldwork components*:  the campus indicated for an Off-Campus unit is the one at which teaching is administered from.

*Please read the Unit Introduction in the Course and Unit Handbook for attendance requirements for units offered in Off-campus mode.

* 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 2017 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2017 will be available from the 1st October 2016.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2017: $1,324.00 2017: $1,561.00 090900

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

Prerequisites
LAW204 OR LAW254 AND LAW250 AND LAW255 AND LAW251 AND LAW252 AND LAW253 AND LAW256 OR LAW221 AND LAW225 AND LAW205 AND LAW222 AND LAW223 AND LAW226 AND LAW224 OR LAW351 AND LAW352 AND LAW224 AND LAW253 AND LAW223 AND LAW221 AND LAW222

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Two or three interactive seminars each week with some guest lecturers. A simulated climate change treaty negotiation will be a highlight of the course.

Assessment

TBA

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.