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Environmental Law and Policy - LAWS6044

Year - 2020

The aim of the unit is to introduce students to overarching themes in environmental law and policy as a foundation to their more detailed studies for the Environmental Law Program. This is an overview unit addressing a number of environmental issues at various levels of analysis; such as policy making, implementation of policy and dispute resolution. The concept of ecologically sustainable development and its implications for environmental law and policy is a continuing theme. The unit is designed to develop multi-dimensional thinking about environmental issues and the strategies needed to address them. The unit provides a broad background of the political and economic issues in so far as they are related to the legal issues involved.

Mar 4-7 (9-5)

Assessment: 3000wd essay (40%) and 5000wd assignment (60%)

Additional information
Students who do not hold a law degree from a common law jurisdiction must either have completed or be concurrently enrolled in LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before undertaking the environmental law units. Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis

Assumed knowledge
LAWS6252 or law degree from a common law jurisdiction


LAWS3430 or LAWS5130


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive March

17 Feb 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 13 Mar 2020
Unit of study level: Postgraduate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: No
Faculty/department permission required? No
More details
Unit of Study coordinator: Dr Gerry Bates
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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