Module Identifier LAM5210  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Mrs Marion I Arnold  
Semester Available all semesters  
Other staff Mrs Lillian Stevenson, Mrs Marion I Arnold  

Brief description

The aim of this module is to provide a foundation in law as it relates to the environment for those students who have not studied law before. It assumes a basic understanding of environmental principles and helps the student to understand how these can be employed in a legal context to give effect to environmental objectives. The module covers the process of legislation; the role of the common law and the courts in environmental protection; and implementation and enforcement of environmental law. The emphasis throughout is on the relationship between science, law and policy development and the student is invited to consider the limitations and advantages of various measures designed to achieve environmental ends.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Text
Alder, John Environmental Law and Ethics Macmillan 033367491X
Barnett Constitutional and administrative law edition 4th . Cavendish 1859417213
Clarkson, Christopher Criminal Law edition 4th . Sweet & Maxwell 0421587105
Day, Martyn Environmental action Pluto Press 0745311911
Harris Introduction to Law edition 6th . Butterworths 0406946728
Jewell Law in environmental decision-making Clarendon Press 0198260776
Kramer, Ludwig EC Treaty and Environmental Law edition 3r.e. . Sweet & M. 0421615206
Loveland, Ian Constitutional Law edition 2r.e. . Butterworth 0406915962
O'Riordan Transition to Sustainability Earthscan 1853834688
Redclift, Michael Development and the Environmental Crisis Methuen 0416321305
Royal Commission on Environmental Pollution Report HMSO 0101196628
Shears James' introduction to English law Butterworths
Smith, P.F. Smith and Bailey on the Modern English Legal System edition 3r.e. . Sweet & M. 042150840X
Stone, Christopher D. Should Trees Have Standing? W.Kaufmann,U.S. 0913232084
Social Theory and the Global Environment Routledge 0415111706

Columbia Journal of Environmental Law
Harvard Environmental Law Review
Journal of Environmental Law
Journal of planning and environmental law
Law and Policy

Web Page/Sites
Pollution Prevention & Control Act (Hansard)
Public General Acts
The EU Treaty
** Supplementary Text
About EUR-Lex - the portal to European Union law
Help Guides for Lexis/Nexis
Help Guides for Westlaw
Introduction to Information Services for Law Distance Learners
Locating full-text European Union case law via Lexis, Westlaw & EUR-Lex
Subject Information and Links - Law
UWA Electronic Journals
UWA Electronic Resources


This module is at CQFW Level 7