Courses & Units

International Environmental Law LAW610


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.


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


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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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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.

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(LAW250, LAW251, LAW252, LAW253, LAW254, LAW255, LAW256 & LAW204) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW253, LAW204, LAW351 & LAW352) OR

(LAW221, LAW222, LAW223, LAW224, LAW225, LAW226, LAW204 & LAW205)


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.



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