LAWS6165 - Biodiversity Law
- Undertake an interdisciplinary approach to the conservation of biodiversity.
- Examine how key concepts in ecology provide a foundation for the legal framework.
- Examine the legal framework at international, national, and state levels, in terms of conventions and legislation, as well as policy and organisations.
- Analyse the proper purpose, scope and effect of the laws, as well as how they work in practice.
- Understand how principles of international and domestic law are implemented locally.
Lectures and field exercises assisted by officers of government agencies, including State Forests, the National Parks and Wildlife Service and the Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources; field trip to areas of relevance to biodiversity conservation, focusing on northern New South Wales; habitats of threatened species and ecological communities and World Heritage areas listed under the relevant Commonwealth and State legislation.
Semester 1 Intensive
9-11 May 2013 (Law School)
13-16 May 2013 (Field Trip)
The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.
- 1 x 8,000 Word Research Paper (100%)
You can credit this unit towards Legal Professional Development (LPD). Units of study that are part of Sydney Law School’s Postgraduate Program meet the necessary Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements of the New South Wales Bar Association. You may complete this unit of study by enrolling on a non-degree basis or on an audit basis only with no assessment via Single Unit Enrolment.