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LS551A: PRINCIPLES OF ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION (2015-2016)

Last modified: 25 Mar 2016 11:37


Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to introduce the main principles of environmental law. The course analyses the challenges of environmental protection from the perspective of international, European and national law. Besides the conceptual analysis of the main principles of environmental law and methods of regulation, the course focuses on the delicate interaction between the principles of economic law (e.g. the right to property, the protection of investments, free trade) and environmental protection. Is there a conflict between economic law and environmental law or are these fields of law mutually reinforcing?

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Colin Mackie

Qualification Prerequisites

None.

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Law (LS) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

- Indirect Regulation - Direct Regulation - Principles of Environmental Law - Environmental Law and Human Rights - Sustainability and Property Rights - Environmental Justice - Essay: theory and writing skills - Presentation skills

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

None.

Contact Teaching Time

36 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown


Assessment

First Attempt: 2 hour exam (2 questions out of 5): 50 %; 2,500-word essay: 30 %; and group presentation: 20 %. Re-sit Attempt: 3 hour examination.

Formative Assessment

None.

Feedback

None.

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