ENVIRONMENTAL LAW

LST2EL

2020

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 broadly 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/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must have passed 120 credit points at first year level

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsLAW1LIM

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThe incompatible subject is to ensure that students enrolled in a LAW degree do not enrol in this subject. This should not be used for the purpose of granting credit as LAW1LIM and LST2EL are not compatible.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Nutshell : Environmental Law

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorRachel Baird

Year2012

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherThomson

ISBNN/A

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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the scope, structure, regulatory tools and basic principles of Australian environmental law
02. Critically evaluate the adequacy of legal and policy frameworks to address key environmental challenges facing Australia
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
04. Ability to research, analyse, discuss and evaluate specific areas of Australian environmental law
05. Demonstrate ability to read and engage with legal materials and to produce legal writing with appropriate referencing, vocabulary and structure

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.00 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*
Reflection activities (1600 words) Two 800 word exercises, requiring students to critically evaluate selected aspects of environmental law in context.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Research essay (2000 words plus 500 words abstract) Students will be required to research and evaluate a selected topic of Australian environmental law in contextN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Four online quizzes (400 words in total) Each quiz is made up of 20 multiple choice questionsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.00 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*
Reflection activities (1600 words) Two 800 word exercises, requiring students to critically evaluate selected aspects of environmental law in context.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Research essay (2000 words plus 500 words abstract) Students will be required to research and evaluate a selected topic of Australian environmental law in contextN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Four online quizzes (400 words in total) Each quiz is made up of 20 multiple choice questionsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.00 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*
Reflection activities (1600 words) Two 800 word exercises, requiring students to critically evaluate selected aspects of environmental law in context.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Research essay (2000 words plus 500 words abstract) Students will be required to research and evaluate a selected topic of Australian environmental law in contextN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Four online quizzes (400 words in total) Each quiz is made up of 20 multiple choice questionsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Shepparton, 2020, Semester 2, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSteven Geroe

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Ten 1.00 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*
Reflection activities (1600 words) Two 800 word exercises, requiring students to critically evaluate selected aspects of environmental law in context.N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5
Research essay (2000 words plus 500 words abstract) Students will be required to research and evaluate a selected topic of Australian environmental law in contextN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Four online quizzes (400 words in total) Each quiz is made up of 20 multiple choice questionsN/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3