ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

LST2EL

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides an overview of the legal and regulatory frameworks to protect and manage the Australian environment at the Federal, state and local level. It introduces students to the scope and sources of Australian environmental law, the regulatory tools utilised and broad-based environmental law principles. The environmental management and regulatory challenges in relation to waste and pollution management, biodiversity protection and climate change and energy are examined. Environmental planning, impact assessment and development approval, dispute resolution, enforcement and compliance are considered through readings and seminar case studies.


SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 120 credit points at first year level

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students enrolled in a LAW degree must not enroll in this subject

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsNutshell : Environmental LawPrescribedRachel Baird, 2012Thomson

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the scope, structure, regulatory tools and basic principles of Australian environmental law

Activities:
Online test, lectures, seminars
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

02. Critically evaluate the adequacy of legal and policy frameworks to address key environmental challenges facing Australia

Activities:
Seminar participation and reflection, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

03. Demonstrate skill in identifying legal issues and applying relevant Federal, state and local government planning, management and/or environmental assessment rules to problem situations involving the environment

Activities:
Seminar activities
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

04. Ability to research, analyse, discuss and evaluate specific areas of Australian environmental law

Activities:
Seminar participation and reflection, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)

05. Demonstrate ability to read and engage with legal materials and to produce legal writing with appropriate referencing, vocabulary and structure

Activities:
Seminar participation and reflection, essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Seminar participation and reflection activities (1600 words)To pass students are required to obtain at least 40% in each assessment as well as a total of at least 50% for the subject overall. Failure to meet these required standards will result in a fail in this subject.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research essay (2000 words plus 250 word abstract)40 01, 02, 04, 05
Four online quizzes (each quiz is made up of 20 multiple choice questions)40 01, 02, 03

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Seminar participation and reflection activities (1600 words)To pass students are required to obtain at least 40% in each assessment as well as a total of at least 50% for the subject overall. Failure to meet these required standards will result in a fail in this subject.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research essay (2000 words plus 250 word abstract)40 01, 02, 04, 05
Four online quizzes (each quiz is made up of 20 multiple choice questions)40 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Seminar participation and reflection activities (1600 words)To pass students are required to obtain at least 40% in each assessment as well as a total of at least 50% for the subject overall. Failure to meet these required standards will result in a fail in this subject.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research essay (2000 words plus 250 word abstract)40 01, 02, 04, 05
Four online quizzes (each quiz is made up of 20 multiple choice questions)40 01, 02, 03

Shepparton, 2019, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
Twelve 2.0 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
Four 3.0 hours seminar per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Seminar participation and reflection activities (1600 words)To pass students are required to obtain at least 40% in each assessment as well as a total of at least 50% for the subject overall. Failure to meet these required standards will result in a fail in this subject.20 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Research essay (2000 words plus 250 word abstract)40 01, 02, 04, 05
Four online quizzes (each quiz is made up of 20 multiple choice questions)40 01, 02, 03