Module Identifier LAM1520  
Academic Year 2003/2004  
Co-ordinator Bettina D U Lange  
Semester Intended for use in future years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Mrs Marion I Arnold  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   2 Hours Seminar. This course is taught through postgraduate seminars of two hours held once a week. See timetable for times and rooms.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment Seminar Presentation:  20%
Semester Assessment Essay: one assessed essay of 5000-6000 words  80%

Learning outcomes

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.

Brief 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.


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

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.
S. Ball and S. Bell, Environmental Law 5th. Blackstones


This module is at CQFW Level 7