Environmental Science and Law

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Core units of study
All students must complete LAWS6044, LAWS6252, and either RESP5001 or all of ENVI5502, ENVI5503, ENVI5504.
LAWS6044
Environmental Law and Policy
6    A LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction
N LAWS3430 or LAWS5130


Environmental Law students must complete LAWS6252 and this core unit prior to enrolling in other law elective units.
Intensive August
Intensive March
LAWS6252
Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System
6    N LAWS6881


Students are recommended to enrol well in advance of classes in order to complete pre-class readings (normally available to enrolled students 3 weeks prior to the first class). Law graduates from a non-common law jurisdiction are also recommended to complete classes for this unit during the first week of their commencing semester.
Intensive April
Intensive August
Intensive March
Intensive September
RESP5001
Integrated Environmental Practice
6      Semester 1
ENVI5502
Environmental Research Project A
6    P Distinction average or better in 24 credit points of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501


Students taking ENVI5502 must take ENVI5503 and ENVI5504
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI5503
Environmental Research Project B
6    P Distinction average or better in 24cp of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501


Students taking ENVI5503 must take ENVI5502 and ENVI5504
Semester 1
Semester 2
ENVI5504
Environmental Research Project C
6    P Distinction average or better in 24cp of Environmental Science/ Environmental Science and Law core units
N ENVI5501


Students taking ENVI5504 must take ENVI5502 and ENVI5503
Semester 1
Semester 2
Environmental Science Core units of study
All students must complete at least 18 credit points from this collection.
AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
6    A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Semester 2
ENVI5705
Ecological Principles
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
ENVI5707
Energy - Sources, Uses and Alternatives
6      Semester 2
ENVI5708
Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
6      Semester 1
ENVI5801
Social Science of Environment
6      Semester 1
ENVI5904
Methods in Applied Ecology
6      Semester 2
Environmental Law Core units of study
All students must complete at least 18 credit points from this collection.
LAWS6041
Environmental Litigation

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6   

This unit replaced LAWS6041 Environmental Dispute Resolution
Intensive October
LAWS6045
Environmental Planning Law

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6    N : LAWS3430 or LAWS5130
Intensive October
LAWS6047
Law of the Sea
6      Intensive October
LAWS6055
Heritage Law

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Intensive September
LAWS6061
International Environmental Law
6   

Students seeking further study in international environmental law may undertake LAWS6922 Advanced International Environmental Law.
Intensive May
LAWS6065
Pollution and Contaminated Land

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Intensive May
LAWS6141
Asia Pacific Environmental Law

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Intensive October
LAWS6163
Energy and Climate Law
6    N LAWS6863
Intensive September
LAWS6165
Biodiversity Law
6      Intensive April
LAWS6191
Water Law and Climate Change
6      Intensive October
LAWS6302
Human Rights and Environmental Law

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Intensive April
LAWS6314
Coastal and Marine Law

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Intensive August
LAWS6320
Climate Disaster Law
6   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Pre-enrolment registration is required. For further information, please visit Sydney Law School website http://sydney.edu.au/law/
Intensive July
LAWS6331
International Wildlife Law

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Intensive May
LAWS6342
Environmental Markets
6      Intensive May
LAWS6343
International Law and Technology
6      Intensive August
LAWS6354
Environ Planning and Impact Assessment Law
6    A students who do not hold an undergraduate law degree must have completed LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit and LAWS6044 Environmental Law and Policy (MEL only)
N LAWS6043, LAWS6045, LAWS3430, LAWS5130
Intensive September
LAWS6936
Carbon Trading, Derivatives and Taxation

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Intensive May
LAWS6964
Global Energy and Resources Law
6      Intensive May
Elective units of study
AFNR5511
Soil Processes, Assessment and Management
6      Semester 1
AFNR5512
Water Management and Variable Climate
6    A UG Maths or Physics or Hydrology.
Semester 2
AFNR5705
Australian Forest Systems
6      Semester 2
GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2
GEOS5501
Human Rights and the Environment
6   

This unit is delivered at the University of Sydney.
Semester 2a
ENVI5809
Environmental Simulation Modelling
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2a
ENVI5903
Sustainable Development
6   

This unit of study involves additional costs.
Intensive July
MARS5001
Coastal Processes and Systems
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
MARS5006
Coral Reefs, Science and Management
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
MARS5007
Coral Reefs and Climate Change
6      Semester 1a
PHYS5031
Ecological Econ and Sustainable Analysis
6      Semester 1
PHYS5034
Life Cycle Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 2
RSEC5432
Environmental Economics

This unit of study is not available in 2017

6      Semester 2
WILD5001
Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
6      Intensive July
WILD5002
Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
6      Intensive September