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LAW8717 International Environmental Law

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Law and Justice
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 4 October 2023


Pre-requisite: LAW5111 or Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: LLBH or LLMC


International conventions and treaties increasingly govern the conditions under which Australian environmental governance is conducted. International Environmental Law aims to give graduate students advanced knowledge of international environmental conventions and policies, and Australia’s bilateral and multilateral agreements. Students will develop advanced writing and communication skills in the detailed articulation of these legal instruments in research assignments. The course is available in the Master of Laws, Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Laws Honours.

International Environmental Law covers the sources of current international environmental law, the principal institutional structures and the processes by which international conventions and other agreements are enforced. It will interrogate key conventions and soft law instruments, and consider the role of states, international bodies, businesses and non-government organisations actors in developing and monitoring environmental issues. It covers the law of ozone protection and climate change, moveable and fixed world heritage and wildlife and biodiversity. The course is delivered intensively in four seminars over two weeks (two seminars in each of two weeks), and will involve closely supervised research assignments.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Interim Trimester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 4 October 2023