This course provides advanced and integrated knowledge of the legal response to degradation, protection and use of the natural environment. This legal response has arisen from government policy formulation and the emergence of community values concerning the preservation, development and use of the natural environment. Special attention will be given to the role of international law in responding to international environmental degradation and its influence upon domestic law and policy. The course provides students with specialised knowledge of the key pieces of New South Wales and Commonwealth legislation and common law principles that seek to regulate degradation, protection and use of the natural environment. The course will draw on relevant interdisciplinary material to complement legal analysis of environmental problems. Students will learn about Climate Change and will examine and evaluate differing approaches to domestic implementation of international obligations on climate change through case studies on Australian climate policy. A blended learning format will enable active learning and encourage student engagement with topical issues.
|Faculty||Faculty of Business and Law|
|School||Newcastle Law School|
Not currently offered
On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
The topics in this course include:
|Assumed Knowledge||LAWS6001, LAWS6002A, LAWS6002B, LAWS6003A, LAWS6003B, LAWS6004A, LAWS6004B, LAWS6005.|
|Timetable||2017 Course Timetables for LAWS6020|