ENVIRONMENT STUDIES

LAW3ERL

2020

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 StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites LAW1LIM and LAW1PPL and LAW2TOT

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects LAW2ERL

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEnvironmental Law in AustraliaPrescribedBates, G, latest editionBUTTERWORTHS 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:
Quizzes, discussion questions, assessment, preparation of legal memorandum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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

Activities:
Quizzes, discussion questions, assessment, preparation of legal memorandum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

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

Activities:
Quizzes, discussion questions, assessment, preparation of legal memorandum
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

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*
Multiple Choice Quizzes (Equivalent to 1000 words)20 01, 02
Preparation of legal memorandum or advice (1500 words)Submitted and assessed online35 01, 02, 03
Essay or equivalent (2000 words)Submitted and assessed online45 01, 02