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LAW2107 Environmental Law

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Version produced : 20 September 2014

Requisites

Co-requisite: LAW1101 or (Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA & Co-requisite: LAW1201 or LAW1111) or (Students must be enrolled in Program: DJUR & Co-requisite: LAW5501 or LAW5111)

Other requisites

Students are required to have access to a personal computer, e-mail capabilities and Internet access to UConnect. Current details of computer requirements can be found at http://www.usq.edu.au/current-students/support/computing/hardware.

Synopsis

This course is designed to acquaint students with the legal issues involved in the protection of the environment. This is to be achieved through exposure to the sources of Australian environmental regulation: international, national and state. While there is no set prerequisite legal study required, it is recommended that students have completed LAW1101 Introduction to Law, LAW1201 Legal Institutions and Process, LAW5501 Advanced Legal Institutions and Process, or ENG2002 Technology, Sustainability and Society. The course examines the various sources of environmental law demonstrating how international initiatives are translated into domestic regulation. Through this mechanism students are exposed to some of the difficulties in this area of the law such as definitional difficulties as well as the incorporation of concepts such as ecologically sustainable development, intergenerational equity and the precautionary principle into regulation. This is achieved by an examination of the Australian and Queensland environmental regulatory framework. Such practical issues as increasing Commonwealth involvement in environmental matters, the regulation of environmentally relevant activities and land use planning, are dealt with.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2014 External
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Springfield