Module Identifier LAM5310  
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

This module introduces students to basic principles of EC Environmental Law. The module focuses in particular on three key issues. Firstly, the potential conflict between free trade and environmental protection policies in the EC. Secondly, what tools of regulation are adopted in order to implement EC environmental policy and thirdly, the relationship between EC and national law and policy.
The module starts off with a general introduction to basic aspects of the European Union and its legal structure. Hence, no prior knowledge of EU law is required for studying this module. This is followed by a discussion of the fundamental policy aim of EC environmental regulation - sustainability. The module also considers different tools of EC environmental regulation, the process of creating EC environmental law and the various legal doctrines which regulate the relationship between EC and national environmental law.

Reading Lists

** General Text
Craig, P.P. EU Law edition 3r.e. . Oxf.U.P. 0199249431
** Recommended Text
Craig, P.P. EU Law edition 3r.e. . Oxf.U.P. 0199249431
Hawkins, Keith Environment and Enforcement Oxf.U.P. 0198275145
Jans, J.H. European Environmental Law edition 2r.e. . Europa Law Publishing,Netherlands 9076871019
Kramer, Ludwig EC Treaty and Environmental Law edition 3r.e. . Sweet & M. 0421615206
Pearce Blueprint 3 Earthscan Publications 1853831832
Steiner, Josephine Textbook on EC Law edition 6r.e. . Blackstone P. 1854317512
Green Dimension for the European Community F.Cass 0714640964
Sustainable Environmental Economics and Management edition 2r.e.of "Sustainable Environmental Management: Principles and Practice" . Belhaven P. 1852932031
** Supplementary Text
Scott, Joanne EC Environmental Law Longman 0582291909

** General Text
Environmental Politics
** Recommended Text
Common market law reports
Common market law review
European Court Reports
Journal of Common Market Studies
Journal of environmental law
Parliamentary Affairs
Sustainable Development
Washington and Lee law review
Yale Law Journal

Web Page/Sites
** General Text
European Commission Environment webpages
** Recommended Text
COM Documents
Official Journal of the European Union: C
Official Journal of the European Union: L
Treaty of Amsterdam
** Reference Text
About EUR-Lex - the portal to European Union law
Help Guides for Lexis/Nexis
Help Guides for Westlaw
Introduction to Information Resources for Law Distance Learners
Locating full-text European Union case law via Lexis, Westlaw & EUR-Lex
Subject Information & Links for Law
UWA Electronic Journals
UWA Electronic Resources


This module is at CQFW Level 7