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Environmental Law - LAWS3430

Year - 2018

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.

2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks

Essay (50%) and take-home exam (50%)


LAWS2002 or LAWS2010


LAWS3024 or LAWS5130


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Semester 1

05 Mar 2018

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Mar 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Kate Owens
HECS Band: 3
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