Environmental Law (LAWS5130)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit will provide a framework for understanding environmental issues, outline the sources of environmental law and provide an overview of the different approaches to environmental regulation before examining a range of topical areas, including climate change, water management, pollution control, waste management, environmental planning, development control and environmental impact assessment. Overarching themes will include the implications of adopting the principles of environmentally sustainable development for legal structures and processes, the effects of scientific uncertainty on environmental regulation, and the importance of public participation for making the value judgements required in environmental governance.
Further unit of study information
2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks
Essay (50%) and take-home exam (50%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
LAWS3024 or LAWS3430
LAWS2002 or LAWS2010 or LAWS5010
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.