LAWS6043 - Environmental Impact Assessment Law


  • Provide a sound analysis of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures in NSW and at the Commonwealth level.
  • Develop a critical understanding of EIA as a distinctive regulatory device by examining its historical, ethical and political dimensions as well as relevant aspects of legal theory.
  • Combine the doctrinal and theoretical forms of knowledge to suggest possible improvements to the current practice of EIA in Australia.


Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures in NSW and federally; EIA regulatory devices – historical ethical and political dimensions; improvements in EIA practices.


Semester 1 Intensive
23, 24 & 30, 31 May 2014

The timetable is subject to frequent changes. Please refer to the latest version of the Postgraduate Timetable.


  • 1 x 4,000 Word Essay (50%)
  • 1 x Take-Home Exam (50%)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

You can credit this unit towards Continuing Professional Development (CPD). 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 Study.

Courses this unit is available in

Master of Laws | Graduate Diploma in Law | Master of Global Law | Master of Administrative Law and Policy | Master of Environmental Law | Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law | Master of Environmental Science and Law