|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 2h lecture/seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Negotiation exercise||20%|
|Semester Assessment||An essay of 3000 words||80%|
On completion of this module students should:
- have aquired knowledge about the courts in England and Wales
- have developed their abilities of comparative analysis of a range of compliance mechanisms
- have a critical appreciation of principles which form the basis of much of the environmental legislation that students will come to study
- know the processes through which law is created in England and Wales
- be able to discuss the range of categories of law in England and Wales
- be aware of the social changes in society that have influenced the development of environmental thinking.
In the law making process the very first stage must be the idea that something requires legislative action. Another part of teh module explores the evolution of teh way in which society has viewed environmentalism. Environmental legislation is usually based upon some founding principles; these are explored in the final part of the module, providing students with international, European and domestic examples of these principles. Once it is decided that action is required in the environmental field, thought must be given to the most appropiate means of achieving the desired result. Should the market be left to find the solution of should the legislator intervene with strictly enforceable targets? The module will explore the alternatives. If legislation is the method chosen, how does the executive get its ideas through Parliament and how will the Courts deal with it if it comes before them? The initial part of the module addresses these questions.
Masters level module that introduces students to the legal system in England and Wales and focuses on environmental law.
Students may subsequently build on their knowledge in the second semester by choosing subject/topic specific modules from the Distance Learning postgrauate degree offered by the Department of Law.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||Students will be encouraged to actively participate in the interactive aspects of the lectures. Their written communication skills will also be developed through the assessment.|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Students should throughout the duration of the course build upon their learning and performance. This will be facilitated through their own reading and research as well as exercises in lectures.|
|Information Technology||Students will need to use IT resources for research and to produce their essays.|
|Personal Development and Career planning||N/A|
|Problem solving||Environmental legal problems will be used as examples in lectures and in interactive exercises. it is proposed that the assessment will also include aspects of problem solving.|
|Research skills||Students will be expected to carry out research in addition to the reading that is assigned. Students will need to carry out further research in order to be able to complete the assessment.|
|Subject Specific Skills||To think critically about the legal system and how this functions viv-a-vis environmental law and environmental protection.|
|Team work||Will be developed where students work in group on class exercises.|
Reading ListRecommended Text
Bell & McGillivray (2005) Environmental Law Primo search Birnie and Boyle (2002) International Law and the Environmental OUP Primo search Wolf and Stanley on Environmental Law Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 7