Natural Resources Law
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Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:
- demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of the nature and scope of the law and the role of the courts and tribunals in dealing with matters that relate to natural resources matters;
- use cognitive and creative skills to exercise reflective and critical thinking, and professional judgement in demonstrating an understanding of how the relevant statutes and case law statements relate to contemporary natural resources issues;
- use initiative and judgement, applying the principles of natural resources management and the law to critically analyse, synthesise, and consolidate responses that demonstrate persuasive legal arguments and solutions to fact based problems; and
- use communication skills to demonstrate the skills of legal research techniques, reasoning and argument to develop independent views on legal issues relevant to natural resources matters, and make assessments of where natural resources law can be expected to develop in the future.
- 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:
UNE-LAW100-Foundations of Law and UNE-LAW101-Law in Context and UNE-LAW157-Alternative Dispute Resolution, or UNE-LAW164-Law and First Peoples of Australia, or UNE-LAW270-Interviewing for Advocacy and UNE-LAW102-Legal Professional Skills ;
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.
- EquipmentDetails - 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).
- SoftwareDetails - 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
- TravelDetails - Travel may be required to attend the Final Examination for this subject.
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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.
Australia is rich in natural resources. It is the world's largest exporter of certain minerals and a major oil producer. Activities relating to the use, the planning and the conservation of natural resources are subject to legal rules of national and international law. The significance of legal issues relating to natural resources extends beyond the mere limit of legal technicalities to areas such as politics, indigenous peoples' rights, the environment and even human rights. This subject introduces students to the principles of natural resources law. It discusses Australian law, from the perspective of both national and state jurisdiction, and the relevant international law relating to different legal aspects of natural resources. The main object of the subject is to provide students with an introduction to a range of topics in the area of natural resources law. Topics include the concept and development of natural resources law, international law of natural resources, water resources, fisheries, minerals, soil resources and forests.
Research Paper: 3000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Online Assessment - Critical Online Interactions. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 Final Examination: 2000 words. Relates to Learning Outcomes 1-4 There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will be offered online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit. UNE manages supervised exams associated with your UNE subjects. Prior to census date, UNE releases exam timetables. They’ll email important exam information directly to your UNE email address.
- Research Paper (50%)
- Online Assessment - Critical Online Interactions (20%)
- Final Examination (30%)