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Postgraduate | RMI-OJD280 | 2023

Environment and Planning Law Practice

Address state, federal and international laws as they relate to the environment and natural resources with a focus on regulation. Examine environmental law, the Victorian Planning Framework, the environment/planning nexus and environmental justice.

Study method
100% online
Subject may require attendance
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
12 weeks

Start dates

  • 27 Feb 2023

FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject you will be able to:

    1. demonstrate an understanding of local and international obligations relating to the environment and natural resources and identify legal issues that arise in relation to this area
    2. apply the law relating to land use and development
    3. apply the law relating to preparation, administration and enforcement of planning instruments
    4. demonstrate an understanding of issues of environmental justice that arise in legal practice in these areas
    5. critically examine law reform options in these two related areas of law
    6. demonstrate an understanding of the role of planning law in designing urban environments.

Entry requirements

Part of a degree

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


  • RMI-LAW-MAS-2023 - Juris Doctor

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

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.

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Related degrees

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

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Juris Doctor