Module Identifier LAM1520  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Co-ordinator Ms Bettina Lange  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Ms Francoise Jarvis  
Course delivery Seminar   2 Hours This course is taught through postgraduate seminars of two hours held once a week. See timetable for times and rooms.  
Assessment Seminar presentation     20%  
  Essay   one assessed essay of 5000-6000 words   80%  

Module description
The law of pollution forms a significant part of the legal response to the demands of environmental protection. It represents an
attempt to reconcile the forces of environmentalism and economics and the imperatives of justice and fairness which converge
at this point. The course will consider the legal regulation of pollution, and its rectification, in relation to the environmental media
of Air, Water and Land. Throughout the course the role of the regulatory authorities, the public and voluntary organizations will
be considered. The enforcement of environmental law is also an important issue for discussion.

The module is designed to facilitate the student in uncovering and exploring the issues of law and policy in the UK in protecting
the environment against damage and degradation by pollution and in developing a critical analysis of the current UK law and
policy relating to the control of pollution.

Civil liability for pollution damage.

The law of water pollution control.

The law of air pollution control and integrated pollution control.

The law of waste management and disposal.

Reading Lists
S. Ball and S. Bell,. Environmental Law. 5th. Blackstones
R. Duxbury and S. Morton. Blackstone's Statutes on Environmental Law (latest edition)..
Reading from specialist texts and journals will be recommended in seminar reading lists..