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Environ Planning and Impact Assessment Law - LAWS6354

Year - 2020

This unit has three aims. The first is to provide a sound analysis of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedures and environmental planning laws in NSW and at the Commonwealth level. The second aim is to develop a critical understanding of EIA and environmental planning laws by examining their historical, ethical and political dimensions as well as relevant aspects of legal theory. The third and ultimate aim is to combine these doctrinal and theoretical forms of knowledge so we can suggest possible improvements to current laws and legal practices.

Sep 9-12 (9-5)

1500wd Bibliography (20%) and 6500wd essay (80%)

Additional information
Academic Profile The unit is also available on a Continuing Professional Development basis

Assumed knowledge
students who do not hold an undergraduate law degree must have completed LAWS6252 Legal Reasoning and the Common Law System before enrolling in this unit and LAWS6044 Environmental Law and Policy (MEL only)


LAWS6043 or LAWS6045 or LAWS3430 or LAWS5130


Faculty: Sydney Law School

Intensive September

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Law
Study Mode: Block mode
Census Date: 11 Sep 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: Mr Jeff Smith, Ms Susan O'Neill
HECS Band: 3
Courses that offer this unit

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