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Environmental Law - LAWS560

The unit provides an introduction to environmental law in Australia. Environmental law has evolved into a large and rapidly developing field. Students can approach this subject as an essential dimension of international law, constitutional law, common law, administrative law, or property law. Human rights and the deepening divides in our globalised world are also enduring issues. Environmental law can also be seen as a reaction to exploitative growth and ecologically destructive projects. Much of the early environmental law had this focus. The unit also highlights the need for practical strategies for ecological sustainability.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus dates: Voluntary)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Andrew Burke

(24cp in LAW or LAWS units) or (39cp at 100 level or above including ENV267Prerequisite Information


ENV300 or ENVE362 or ENVG340 or LAW314 or LAW315 or LAWS398 or LAWS399 or LAW490 or LAWS540 or GEOP340

NCCW(s): LAW510, LAW560
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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