The University of Newcastle, Australia
Not currently offered
Course code

LAWS5041

Units

10 units

Level

5000 level

Course handbook

Description

This course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the legal regime applicable to mining. The course will expose students to the following topic areas: constitutional and administrative law issues, ownership of mining land, allocation and transfer of mining rights, environmental law issues, native title, contracts, and judicial review.


Availability

Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the legal regime applicable to mining including relevant constitutional provisions.

2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Mining Act, tenements, allocation of mining rights, environmental protection, and native title.

3. Apply acquired legal knowledge in solving practical problems by analyzing and applying decided cases.

4. Evaluate key policy debates and practice surrounding mining, environmental protection, native title, and administrative law.


Content

The topics in this course include the following:

  1. The legal regime applicable to mining;
  2. Applicable domestic and international legal rules, their history and principles;
  3. Constitutional provisions and administrative law issues;
  4. Allocation and transfer of mining rights;
  5. Licenses and leases for exploration and prospecting;
  6. Native title;
  7. Environmental protection provisions and enforcement;
  8. Judicial review;
  9. Corporate governance for mining companies.

Requisite

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.


Assumed knowledge

LAWS5041Mining LawThis course provides students with an in-depth understanding of the legal regime applicable to mining. The course will expose students to the following topic areas: constitutional and administrative law issues, ownership of mining land, allocation and transfer of mining rights, environmental law issues, native title, contracts, and judicial review.FBUSLFaculty of Business and Law341Newcastle Law School105000This Course was last offered in Semester 2 - 2017.LAWS1001A and LAWS1001BThe topics in this course include the following:

The legal regime applicable to mining;

Applicable domestic and international legal rules, their history and principles;

Constitutional provisions and administrative law issues;

Allocation and transfer of mining rights;

Licenses and leases for exploration and prospecting;

Native title;

Environmental protection provisions and enforcement;

Judicial review;

Corporate governance for mining companies. NOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:1Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the legal regime applicable to mining including relevant constitutional provisions.2Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the Mining Act, tenements, allocation of mining rights, environmental protection, and native title.3Apply acquired legal knowledge in solving practical problems by analyzing and applying decided cases.4Evaluate key policy debates and practice surrounding mining, environmental protection, native title, and administrative law. 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.Essay: Research EssayFormal Examination: Examination: FormalParticipation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution


Assessment items

Essay: Research Essay

Formal Examination: Examination: Formal

Participation: Group/tutorial participation and contribution