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Environmental Law and Sustainable Development - LAW855

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: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External ((with on-campus sessions))

Staff Contact(s): Dr Andrew Burke

Admission to MEnvLaw or MIntEnvLaw or MIntRel or MWldMgt or LLM or MSocEntre or MIntLawGovPP or GradDipIntRel or MPlan or MPPP or GradDipPP or MConsBio or MIntBusMIntRel or MSusDev or GradDipSusDev or MMarScMgt or GradCertSocEntre or 42cp in LAW or LAWS units at 400 or 500 level or (admission to JD and 32cp in LAW or LAWS units at 800 level) Prerequisite Information


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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Macquarie Law School

Faculty of Arts

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