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Environmental Law - LAWS5130

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.

Classes
2x2hr seminars/week for 10 weeks

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

Co-requisites

LAWS2002 or LAWS2010 or LAWS5010

Prohibitions

LAWS3024 or LAWS3430

Details

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: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Location
Camperdown
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Kate Owens
HECS Band: 3
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