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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the constitutional framework for environmental management, as well as the legislation and common law principles relevant to environmental management;
use cognitive and creative skills to reflect critically on, and discuss the effectiveness of, the common law and regulatory regimes which deal with particular areas of environmental management;
demonstrate well developed skills in critical thinking and professional judgement in identifying and applying the principles of environmental law relevant to questions of environmental policy; and
exhibit an ability to act autonomously by constructing a well-developed response to legal questions relating to environmental issues that provides answers that are clear and coherent.
- Topics will be available to enrolled students in the subjects Learning Management System site approximately one week prior to the commencement of the teaching period.
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:
and one ofand one of
- UNE-LAW162-Criminal Law
- UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution
- UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia
Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s)
Candidature in Bachelor of Laws (4 Years) or Bachelor of Legal Studies. To enrol in this subject you will need to pass the Prerequisite/s. Please note as UNE results are released after the close of enrolment date, your enrolment into this subject will be withdrawn if you do not pass the prerequisite subject/s.
- Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers (required to listen to lectures and other media) Headset, including microphone (highly recommended) Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
- Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. For additional information please visit UNE Hardware Requirements: https://www.une.edu.au/current-students/support/it-services/hardware
- Other requirements -
Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
This highly topical subject provides you with a broad understanding of environmental issues and the role of law both as part of the problem and as an attempt to provide solutions. You will examine constitutional issues, Commonwealth environmental legislation, common law remedies and likely future directions in environmental law. The legal regime is considered in the broader context of law and society. Throughout, you will build transferable critical thinking, legal reasoning and analytical skills to future proof your career.
Assignment: Research Paper (3000 word max) or Oral Presentation (20 mins max) with written precis (no more than 1000 words) and reference list. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Online Assessment.Critical online interactions on five topics (no more than 200 words per topic). Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Take Home Exam: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4
- Option 1: Research Paper (50%)
- Option 1: Online Assessment (20%)
- Option 1: Open Book Examination (30%)
- Option 2: Presentation (25%)
- Option 2: Research Paper (60%)
- Option 2: Online Participation (15%)
For textbook details check your university's handbook, website or learning management system (LMS).