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Mining and Natural Resources Law (LLB335)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Description This unit surveys the legal regimes that govern the allocation, management, and conservation of natural resources in Australia, with a particular focus on Western Australia. It examines the ownership and allocation of rights and interests in minerals and petroleum, as well as conservation and native title laws and their impact on resource projects. The unit also reviews legal regimes governing the management and conservation of water resources.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Explain the operation of the Mining Act and Mining Regulations;
2. Identify the key concepts of resources law and how they have been applied in resources disputes in Western Australia;
3. Solve legal problems that may be encountered by mining and exploration companies and key stakeholders; and
4. Evaluate, appraise and critique the effectiveness of the statutory regime.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 2 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content.
Assessment An essay and exam, or some other combination of assessments
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB
Exclusions Students who have completed LAW335 Mining and Natural Resources Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (LLB)+(BCommun)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (LLB)+(BCrim) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2018]
Law + Psychology [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc)
Law + Science [Combined] (LLB)+(BSc) [New in 2014]
Law - Graduate Entry (LLB) [New in 2017]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Professor Jurgen Brohmer

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e: J.Brohmer@murdoch.edu.au
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