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LA4011 - Environmental Law

Credit points: 3
Year: 2011
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Law Office

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.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments;
  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies.
Assumed
Knowledge:
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 )

Availabilities

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Ms Dominique Thiriet.
Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

Cairns, External, Study Period 2
Census Date 25-Aug-2011
Coord/Lect: Ms Dominique Thiriet.
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.