Environmental Law (LAWS5130)


This unit of study introduces students to the principles of environmental law. The unit begins by examining environmental ethics, the principles of ecologically sustainable development, and the consequences of the Australian federal system for environmental regulation. Environmental laws in various contexts are then examined - including climate change, heritage, biodiversity, land-use and pollution.

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2x2-hr seminars/week


In-class test (50%) and take-home exam (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


LAWS3430, LAWS3024


LAWS2002 or LAWS2010 or LAWS5010

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