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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2009:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week |
Total Time Commitment:
120 +/- 24 hr
Legal Method and Reasoning; Principles of Public Law; Torts; Legal Theory; Constitutional Law; Administrative Law; Property or in each case their equivalents.
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CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jacqueline Peel
The subject aims to give students a basic grounding in environmental law in Australia. It explores four main topics: (1) the concept of environment in law (2) environmental governance and regulatory systems (3) the role of science in environmental law (4) the international dimension of environmental regulation.
This subject aims that students should:
(1) Develop a critical knowledge of the concept of environment in law and the ways in which it has evolved over time.
(2) Gain an understanding of governance and regulatory systems in the field of environmental law in Australia, including a basic working knowledge of the principal federal environmental legislation.
(3) Develop an appreciation of the interrelationship between national and international environmental law.
At completion of the subject, students should demonstrate:
Research essay 3500 words due mid semester (worth 65%) and 1 .5 hr end of semester examination (worth 35%) OR three hour end of semester examination (100%).
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Lee Gooden and Jacqueline Peel, Environmental Law: Scientific, Policy and Regulatory Dimensions (OUP, 2010)
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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On completion of the subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:
In addition, on completion of the subject, students should have developed the following skills specific to the discipline of law:
Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental) and Bachelor of Laws |
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