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Climate Change, Sustainability and Environmental Law (LLB356)

Organisational Unit Law and Criminology
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1C-internal
Description This unit reviews the principles of climate change, sustainability and environmental law and the various forms of legal control associated with environmental protection. It evaluates the comparative costs and benefits of private law and public law controls by reference to Australian and overseas jurisdictions.
Unit Learning Outcomes Learning objectives - knowledge
On successful completion of the unit you should be able to demonstrate understanding of:
* the underlying principles and approval processes governing environmental law and regulation; and
* the general principles and emerging legal issues concerning sustainable development, environmental planning and climate law.
Learning objectives - skills
On successful completion of the unit you should be able to demonstrate the following skills effectively:
* an ability to identify the environmental law issues arising from a problem scenario and apply legal principles and provisions to resolve the issues in a logical and persuasive manner; and
* an ability to critique the current state of, and various aspects of, environmental law in WA, in an objective and considered manner.
Learning objectives - application
On successful completion of the unit you should be able to demonstrate the following skills effectively:
* correctly identify the environmental law issues arising from facts and relevant statutory provisions and case law principles that govern or relate to those issues; and
* advise a client as to their legal rights and obligations in relation to the problem
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 24 hours taught intensively over 1 week. Lectures will occur predominately in the evenings, with one full day..
Unit Learning Experiences Lectures will provide a framework for studying the unit and a structured presentation of core content. Structured discussions and nightly online quizzes will provide students with an opportunity to engage collegiately with topics in the unit and to test their understanding.
Assessment The assessment will consist of (a) four online quizzes designed to test knowledge of the lecture content; (b) 1.5 hour open book exam in the form of short answer problem solving questions; and (c) a research essay.
Prerequisites Successful completion of all Part 1 units in the LLB and LAW260 or LLB260 Contract and LLB358 Australian Administrative Law.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed LAW356 Environmental, Sustainability and Climate Change Law may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2015: 'Environmental, Sustainability and Climate Change Law'
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Law (LLB); (LLB(Hons)) [New in 2014]
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA)
Law + Arts [Combined] (LLB)+(BA) [New in 2014]
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus)
Law + Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BBus) [New in 2014]
Law + Commerce [Combined] (LLB)+(BCom)
Law + Communication [Combined] (BCommun)+(LLB)
Law + Criminology [Combined] (BCrim)+(LLB) [New in 2018]
Law + Global Security [Combined] (LLB)+(BGS) [New in 2019]
Law + International Business [Combined] (LLB)+(BIB)
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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