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LA4011 - Environmental Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: College of Business, Law & Governance

The subject will critically examine the legal controls, including common law, legislation, policies and international conventions, that are available to protect the environment in Australia and, in particular, in Queensland.

Learning Outcomes

  • achieve a sound understanding of international, Commonwealth, State and local environmental legal systems;
  • achieve an ability to analyse critically the current environmental legal framework;
  • achieve an awareness of local, national and global environmental issues and evaluate the law's response to these issues.
It is recommended that you complete LA2019, LA3006 and the international law component of LA1101 prior to enrolling in LA4011.
Prerequisites: LA3105 or (LA2013 and LA2014 )


Study Period 2, External
Census Date 29-Aug-2019
Coordinator: Dr Jamie Fellows, Dr Benedict Atkinson
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.