ENVIRONMENTAL & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

LAW3ERL

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Environmental and Natural Resource Law are of increasing relevance for legal practitioners. Students will commence with a consideration of the economic and social factors that continue to shape the law in this area, including the precautionary principle sustainability and regulatory technologies. Students will then examine the operation of environmental law in the domestic context, focusing upon issues such as biodiversity protection, mechanics of environmental impact assessments and the debate surrounding climate change legislation.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulia Dehm

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM;LAW1PPL AND Admission into; LBLX - Bachelor of Laws (Complementary) LVLGE ; LVLGEB Bachelor of Laws LVLUE ; LVLUEB Bachelor of Laws LWLAS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Asian Studies LWLAT; LWLATB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts LWLBUSB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLEE Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Electronic Engineering LWLINT Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLMC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media and Communication LWLPY; LWLPYB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLSC; LWLSCB Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Science LZCOML Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws LZCRL; LZCRLB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Laws LBCR;LBCRB Bachelor of Criminology LZCPY;LZCPYB Bachelor of Criminology/Bachelor of Psychological Science LWLFI Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Finance LWLF Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Finance LWLM Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Media LWLA LWLAC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Accounting LWLBUS Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Business LWLE LWLEC Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Economics LWLIR Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of International Relations LWLFI Laws/Finance LWLAC Laws/Accounting LWLBUSB Laws/Business

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects LAW2ERL

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnvironmental Law in AustraliaPrescribedBates, GBUTTERWORTHS 7TH EDN

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop independent learning and research skills and techniques, including identifying and locating materials relating to environmental problems

Activities:
class participation, discussion questions, assessment, preparation of legal memorandum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

02. Understand and critically evaluable key concepts and frameworks of Australian environmental and natural resources law

Activities:
class participation, discussion questions, assessment, preparation of legal memorandum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

03. Write well composed, concise and accurately cited legal advice and documents

Activities:
class participation, discussion questions, assessment, preparation of legal memorandum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulia Dehm

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 6.0 hours unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Class participation and responses to at least ten of the weekly discussion questions (1000 W PS)20 01, 02
Preparation of legal memorandum or advice (1500 words)35 01, 02, 03
Essay (2000 words)45 01, 02