Course Title: Environmental Legal Contexts

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Environmental Legal Contexts

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


330H Social Science & Planning

Face-to-Face or Internet

Sem 1 2006

Course Coordinator: Barbara Norman

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99252702

Course Coordinator

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with an opportunity to reflect on the manner in which environmental law is developed, and to consider the effectiveness of various methods of implementation. The focus will be on implementation via the legal process, that is, environmental law. Examples of environmental law will be taken from the international, national, and state and local arenas.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

You can expect to gain a good understanding of the manner in which environmental law is developed and implemented through various methods. A range of examples will be chosen, at the international, national, state and local levels. Students can also expect to gain a greater understanding of the manner in which our political and legal structures dictate available solutions.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be able to engage in weekly discussions through internet learning on the DLS

Overview of Learning Resources

Environmental Legal Contexts Reading Pack will be supplied for the course DISTRIBUTED LEARNING SYSTEM (DLS) Students will need to access the course online site on the DLS ( for the duration of the course. The online site has electronic copies of the course guide, course discussion notes and additional articles and website references to the course reading pack. Material of interest will be added during the semester. Prescribed Text There is no prescribed text as such. A comprehensive backgrounder in environmental law is G Bates (2002) Environmental Law in Australia, Butterworths, Chatswood

Overview of Assessment

You will be required to prepare assessment tasks with a total word length or equivalent of 5,000 words.