This course examines key pieces of New South Wales Legislation, Commonwealth legislation and common law principles relating to degradation, protection and use of the natural environment. The course also examines the role of international law in responding to international environmental degradation and its influence upon domestic law and policy.
- Compressed Summer - 2016
1. Explain and apply key pieces of Australian domestic legislation relevant to degradation, protection and use of the natural environment.
2. Explain and apply key Australian common law principles relevant to degradation, protection and use of the natural environment.
3. Explain and apply key international law treaties and principles relevant to degradation, protection and use of the natural environment.
4. Critically analyse and evaluate key aspects of environmental law and policy.
The following topics will be covered in this course:
- Australian government regulation of the environment
- Common law and property rights in environmental regulation
- Environmental assessment and approval in NSW
- Environmental assessment and approval by the Commonwealth
- Pollution regulation
- Sustainable development in Environmental Law and Policy
- Ozone depletion
- Climate change
- Biodiversity loss
- Environmental justice
This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Laws and associated combined degree programs or Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and associated combined degree programs.
LAWS1001A, LAWS1001B, LAWS1002A, LAWS1002B, LAWS2003A, LAWS2003B, LAWS3004A, LAWS3004B, LAWS3005, LAWS4002
Written Assignment: Assignment
Participation: Class Participation
Formal Examination: Formal Examination
Face to Face On Campus 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term