|| LA37720 |
|| LAW OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION |
|| 2007/2008 |
|| Dr Engobo Emeseh |
|| Semester 2 |
|| ES30310 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 30 hours. One two hour and two one hour lectures per week |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 6 Hours. Seminar. Three two hour seminars during the semester |
|| Lecture || 30 Hours. One two hour and two one hour lectures per week |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours ||67%|
|Semester Assessment|| Essay: Assessed essay of 1000 words required in week 11 ||33%|
|Supplementary Assessment|| By retaking the failed element (ie written assignment or examination or both, as applicable) || |
|| Not Required for Professional Purposes |
This module is designed to contribute to the student's academic and intellectual development in a number of ways. Through attendance at lectures, preparation for and participation in seminars and the carrying out of written coursework, the student is enabled to develop a knowledge and understanding of the system of environmental law and policy at the international and domestic level. The student is facilitated in developing her/his own critical analysis of that system and in relating it to alternative models of environmental protection. The module is designed to allow the student to uncover and explore the issues of law, the environment, economics and social policy which are inherent in the question of environmental protection.
Environmental law and policy forms a point of convergence for the forces produced by environmentalism, economics and the imperatives of justice and fairness amongst others. As well as involving profound issues confronting humanity it also forms an important area of specialism for legal practitioners.
Each part of the course seeks to facilitate the student not just in learning the law but also in uncovering and critically analysing the concepts, principles and policies informing and moving the law in this area.
Environmental law & policy at the domestic level is hugely influenced by European Community and International law, and, attention is therefore paid to the role of these.
Environmental Law tends to be in a state of rapid flux, so emphasis is placed not only on the law as it stands, but also on policy and legislative trends so that students can see the direction in which the subject is moving. The course helps to give students some insight into the importance of economic, social and political pressures in law-making.
This module aims to explore international environmental law and policy, and UK environmental protection law, together with certain aspects of EC environmental law. It contributes to the development of lawyers equipped to give practical and effective advice in this area. In seeking to assist students to develop their own analysis of the environmental, economic, social and other issues underlying this area of law, the module contributes to the preparation of students to proceed to carry out further social and/or legal research.
The course will be taught by lectures and seminars. It is intended that the lectures will introduce the student to the essential elements of the subject and provide some critical analysis upon which the student can build her or his reading in preparation for the seminars.
Seminars will provide the opportunity for a more detailed examination of important topics. Students will be expected to participate in a reasoned discussion. The seminars are seen as essential to the promotion of skills in information gathering, selection and retention, and to giving students an opportunity to present structured, persuasive and logical arguments. Students are also expected to provide solutions to legal problems.
1.0: International Law and the Environment
2.0 Environmental Principles and Compliance Mechanisms
3.0 Pollution Control
4.0 Nature Conservation Law
** Recommended Text
Bell & McGillivray (2000) Environmental Law (New Edition due out soon)
Birnie & Boyle (2002) International Law and the Environment
** Recommended Consultation
Environmental Law Review
Journal of Environmental Law
Journal of Planning and Environmental Law
This module is at CQFW Level 6