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LAW641

Enrolment
Unit Code
Unit Title
LAW407 Mooting
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW422 Evidence
LAW423 Criminal and Civil Procedure
LAW450 Equity
LAW451 Civil Procedure
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW452 Legal Ethics
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW453 Legal Theory
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW454 Remedies
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW455 Mooting
LAW602 Foundations of Media and Information Technology Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW603 Labour Law
LAW604 Competition Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW606 Law of the Oceans and the Antarctic
LAW607 Corporations Law 2
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW608 Law of Nations
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW609 Comparative Administrative Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW610 International Environmental Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW612 Jurisprudence
LAW615 Criminology
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW617 Comparative Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW619 Biotechnology Law
LAW622 Law Elective 4 (Concepts of Property)
LAW623 International Humanitarian Law
LAW624 Dispute Resolution
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW625 Law Review
LAW626 Sports Law
LAW627 Parliamentary Law and Practice
LAW628 Advocacy
LAW631 International Law
LAW634 Human Rights
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW636 Law of the European Union
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW637 Jessup Moot
LAW638 Criminology
LAW639 Current Issues in Environmental Law
LAW640 Dispute Resolution
LAW641 Environmental Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW652 Media Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW662 Tax 1
LAW663 International Trade Law
LAW664 Intellectual Property
LAW669 Consumer Protection
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW670 Information Technology Law
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW677 Law Elective 2 (International Criminal Law)
LAW678 Law Elective 3 (Comparative Family Law)
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW679 Supervised Research Paper
LAW681 Family 1 - the Family and the Child
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW682 Family 2 - Financial Aspects of Family Law
LAW683 Succession
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW684 Conflicts (Private International Law)
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW688 Sentencing
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW692 Jessup Moot
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW693 Law Elective 1 (Transitional Governance)
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW695 Law and Ethics of Health Care
(Not Offered 2013)
LAW696 Professional Conduct

2014 LAW641 Environmental Law

Unit Level: Advanced

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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OFFERINGS

Unit Sem 1 Sem 2 Full Yr Spring Summer Winter
LAW641 H

Key Semester Dates
Semester Campus Attendance Note Start Date Census Date Final WW Date* End Date
Sem 2 H On Campus 14-JUL-2014 10-AUG-2014 01-SEP-2014 17-OCT-2014

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2014 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2014 will be available from the 1st October 2013.

This unit can be taken in other courses
About Census Dates

DESCRIPTION

This unit aims to give students an understanding of the key concepts, lawmaking institutions and regulatory mechanisms in the expanding field of environmental law. We cover the foundational elements of environmental law in some detail in order to equip students to access, assess and analyse future developments in particular areas, whether in Tasmania, elsewhere in Australia or overseas. We will then examine a few selected topics in more detail.
The following topics are covered:

  • Major environmental challenges facing Australia and the planet
  • Environmental policy & regulatory mechanisms
  • Sources of environmental law
  • Roles and responsibilities for environmental protection
  • Environmental planning and environmental impact assessment and development control
  • The control and enforcement of environmental harm
  • Protection of biodiversity
  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation

WEIGHT: 12.5%

ASSESSMENT:

Class participation (20%); coursework assignment (30%), final exam (50%).NB: For Honours-track students only, a research paper (50%) may be negotiated with the unit co-ordinator in lieu of the exam if students are in their final year of study and need a second research unit.

TEACHING PATTERN: Two one hour lectures per week, plus one one-hour tutorial every second week.

FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS
Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web supported - H
Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
About Flexible Study Options

INTERNATIONALISATION
This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.

REQUISITE INFO
Prereq Either LAW221,LAW222,LAW223,LAW224,LAW225,LAW226, LAW204,LAW205 OR LAW250,LAW251, LAW252,LAW253,LAW254,LAW255,LAW256,LAW204

TEXTS
Hobart Co-op Bookshop Website - Semester (Sem 2)

STAFF: TBA

FEES
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KEY

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units - campuses A, F, G, K, Q and Y click here for more information.



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