Property and Environment explores the intersection between property and the environment manifest in select Australian case law through the lens of several environmental resources and services including water, biodiversity, coal and land. Taking land-clearing, coastal erosion, mining and irrigated agriculture as case studies, we examine both the theoretical and practical dimensions of this intersection. The unit considers the philosophies of law and property underpinning different models of ownership of land and natural resources. It also addresses the geographical relationship between property laws and environmental change. The unit is interdisciplinary in scope and students are encouraged to synthesise material and perspectives from diverse sources and cultures. From this broad perspective, students are invited to select one issue identified in the subject material through which they can develop their research skills culminating in a major research essay.
oct 9, 10 and 16, 17 (9-5)
4 x small in-class tests, class presentation (20%) and 5000wd essay (50%)
Academic Profile https://sydney.edu.au/law/about/people/list.php. The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis https://sydney.edu.au/law/study-law/continuing-professional-development.html