LAWS6061 - International Environmental Law


  • Acquire an overview of the development of international environmental law throughout the 20th century.
  • Examine the international law and policy responses to global and regional environmental and resource management issues.
  • Discuss basic principles prior to taking a sectoral approach in looking at the application of international environmental law in specific issue areas.


Implementation of international environmental law in the Asia Pacific region; relevant Australian laws and initiatives; law and policy applied to deal with environmental problems in an international and transboundary context.


Semester 1 Intensive
7-10 May 2014

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

Please note: students seeking further study in international environmental law may undertake LAWS6922 Advanced International Environmental Law.


  • 1 x 2,500 Word Problem Based Assignment (30%)
  • 1 x 5,500 Word Essay (70%)

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 Law and International Development | Master of Environmental Law | Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law | Master of Environmental Science and Law | Master of International Law | Graduate Diploma in International Law