* 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 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
ASSESSMENT: To be confirmed: Class presentation (10%), mid-semester test (20%), final exam (70%). NB: For Honours-track students only, a 50% research paper may be negotiated with the unit co-ordinator 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
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.