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LAW8713 Sustainable Environmental Governance

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 : 18 May 2022


Sustainable Environmental Governance aims to give graduate students advanced knowledge of the broad legal and policy field of the environmental sustainability, and the managerial requirements for effective governance in the field. Students will develop advanced writing and communication skills in the detailed articulation of the legal and policy aspects of environmental governance in research assignments. The course is available in the Master of Laws, Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws Honours.

Sustainable Environmental Governance covers the national regulatory systems of Australian industry for environmental governance, and the legal and managerial requirements for the effectiveness of these. The course includes the broader framework of environmental rules; issues of regulatory innovation, co-regulation, and the replacement or supplementation of government rules by industry codes, rules created by agreements, and social rules; regulatory frameworks, liability regimes and enforcement for environmental pollution and remediation; and environmental dispute resolution. It is delivered intensively in four seminars over two weeks (two seminars in each of two weeks), and will involve closely supervised research assignments.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022