ENVIRONMENT STUDIES

LAW3ERL

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

With growing government, industry and public focus on environmental sustainability, Environmental and Natural Resource Law are of increasing relevance for legal practitioners. Within this subject, students will address a number of specific environmental issues including: biodiversity protection, climate change, water governance and mining. Students will consider basic environmental principles, the economic and social factors that continue to shape the law in this area and analyse international and Australian regulatory approaches to environmental protection. The subject also examines the distribution of authority for environmental governance between the Commonwealth, State and local governments, processes of strategic environmental planning, development approvals and environmental impact assessment and environmental litigation.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesQuizzes, discussion questions, assessment, preparation of legal memorandum

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesLAW2TOT AND LAW1PPL AND LAW1LIM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsLAW2ERL

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Environmental Law in Australia

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorBates, G

YearN/A

Edition/Volume7TH

PublisherBUTTERWORTHS

ISBN9780409349115

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop independent learning and research skills and techniques, including identifying and locating materials relating to environmental problems
02. Understand and critically evaluable key concepts and frameworks of Australian environmental and natural resources law
03. Write well composed, concise and accurately cited legal advice and documents

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 6.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Multiple Choice Quizzes Equivalent to 1000 words

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2

Preparation of legal memorandum or advice (1500 words) Submitted and assessed online

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Essay or equivalent (2000 words) Submitted and assessed online

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo45 SILO1, SILO2