Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:October, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject has a quota of 30 students. Please refer to the Melbourne Law Masters website for further information about the management of subject quotas and waitlists.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: 24-26 hours
Total Time Commitment:
The pre-teaching period commences four weeks before the subject commencement date. From this time, students are expected to access and review the Reading Guide that will be available from the LMS subject page and the subject materials provided by the subject coordinator, which will be available from Melbourne Law School. Refer to the Reading Guide for confirmation of which resources need to be read and what other preparation is required before the teaching period commences.
Melbourne Law Masters Students: None
JD Students: None
|Recommended Background Knowledge:
Applicants without legal qualifications should note that subjects are offered in the discipline of law at an advanced graduate level. While every effort will be made to meet the needs of students trained in other fields, concessions will not be made in the general level of instruction or assessment. Most subjects assume the knowledge usually acquired in a degree in law (LLB, JD or equivalent). Applicants should note that admission to some subjects in the Melbourne Law Masters will be dependent upon the individual applicant’s educational background and professional experience.
|Non Allowed Subjects:
|Core Participation Requirements:
The Melbourne Law Masters welcomes applications from students with disabilities. The inherent academic requirements for study in the Melbourne Law Masters are:
Students who feel their disability will inhibit them from meeting these inherent academic requirements are encouraged to contact Student Equity and Disability Support.
CoordinatorProf Lee Godden
Water Law and Natural Resources Management are fundamental to human society, environmental protection, and many aspects of economic productivity. Legal rules around water co-evolved with the development of many societies. Water is both necessary for life but also a source of conflict. This subject considers the international laws governing water; including principles addressing trans-boundary harm and trans-jurisdictional water governance for major river systems. It canvasses emerging questions, such as whether there is a human right to water and climate change impacts on water availability. It examines the development of common law rules around water allocation and quality that retain an important role in water management.
The general development of statutory-based water law, concentrating on the Australian federal and Victorian situation provides the main case study of water law and governance. The subject examines the water law reforms leading to adoption of the national Water Act 2007; and covers the federal legislation, such as the development of environmental water regulation and water trading. It provides an examination of the Victorian water legislation, which is currently undergoing significant change, and explores catchment and natural resources management issues; together with potential groundwater impacts due to factors such as mining and fracking. This subject covers urban water laws, with a focus on novel uses, such as water recycling and storm water capture.
Principal topics include:
A student who has successfully completed this subject will:
A minimum of 75% attendance is a hurdle requirement.
Specialist printed materials will be made available free of charge from the Melbourne Law School prior to the pre-teaching period.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
|Links to further information:
Graduate Diploma in Energy and Resources Law
Graduate Diploma in Environmental Law
Graduate Diploma in Government Law
Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies
Master of Commercial Law
Master of Energy and Resources Law
Master of Environmental Law
Master of Laws
Master of Public and International Law
Integrated Water Catchment Management
Integrated Water Catchment Management
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