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Undergraduate | LTU-LST2EL | 2024

Environmental Law

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
12 weeks

Start dates

  • 29 July 2024
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About this subject

  • On successful completion you will be able to:

    1. Understand the scope, structure, regulatory tools and basic principles of Australian environmental law
    2. Critically evaluate the adequacy of legal and policy frameworks to address key environmental challenges facing Australia
    3. Demonstrate skill in identifying legal issues and applying relevant Federal, state and local government planning, management and/or environmental assessment rules to problem situations involving the environment
    4. Ability to research, analyse, discuss and evaluate specific areas of Australian environmental law
    5. Demonstrate ability to read and engage with legal materials and to produce legal writing with appropriate referencing, vocabulary and structure

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

To enrol in this subject you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:


  • LAT-PLN-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Planning (Honours)
  • LAT-URE-ADG-2024 - Associate Degree in Urban and Regional Environments
  • LAT-BUS-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Business
  • LAT-ART-DEG-2024 - Bachelor of Arts


Prerequisites: Students must have completed 120 credit points. Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed LAW1LIM (Legal Institutions and Methods) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Related degrees

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following degrees

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Bachelor of Planning (Honours)

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Bachelor of Business

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Bachelor of Arts