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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
Student contribution band : Band 4
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 20 May 2022

Requisites

Co-requisite: LAW1101 or LAW1500 or ENG2002 or REN1201 or (Students enrolled in BEDU (Legal Studies) or BLAW or LLBP or BALW or BBLA or BCLA or BCLW & Co-requisite LAW1201 or LAW1111) or (Students enrolled in DJUR & Co-requisite LAW5501 or LAW5111)

Overview

This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to environmental regulation, using Queensland as a case study. This course may be undertaken by students enrolled in both law and non-law programs. For law students, it provides a basis for a specialisation in environmental law issues. For non-law students, it provides a basis of knowledge about environmental law issues which will assist whether they are working in government, industry or private practice.

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, 2022 Online
Date printed 20 May 2022