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LAW5811M Environmental Law - international permit-based control of pollution

15 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Neil Stanley
Email: N.K.Stanley@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 2 View Timetable

Year running 2017/18

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW5810MEnvironmental Law 1 - The Regulation of Pollution

Module replaces

LAW5810M Environmental Law 1 - The Regulation of Pollution

This module is approved as an Elective

Module summary

A sound understanding of the regulatory regimes currently in use in England and Wales to control polluting emissions discharged to air, land, and water. Familiarity with the contents of the relevant legislation and the roles and responsibilities of the regulators and the regulated.

Objectives

On completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate:

(a) a sound understanding of the regulatory regimes currently in use in many countries such as England and Wales to control polluting emissions discharged to air, land, and water.

(b) familiarity with the contents of the relevant legislation and the roles and responsibilities of the regulators and the regulated.

Learning outcomes
On completion of this module students will have developed an understanding of :

(i) how the law in states (countries) uses a permit-based system to regulate (ie control but not eliminate) environmental pollution;

(ii) the operation of a typical permit-based system (England and Wales) with a focus upon both the relevant law and the way which this is used by regulators to ensure compliance with the legal system;

(iii) the strengths and weaknesses of common law and regulatory legal mechanisms to control pollution (eg Command and Control and environmental torts) and the emergence of new tools (eg, eco taxes) to control the discharge of pollution into the environment;

(iv)Relevant legal concepts and theory;

(v)the relationship between what the law is and how it is applied, by regulators and others, to address real life pollution incidents;

(vi)comprehend and analyse relevant legislation, caselaw, theory, and academic literature.


Syllabus

Introduction.
Water pollution.
Waste management.
Integrated pollution control.
Enforcement policy

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Seminars41.506.00
Lecture61.509.00
Private study hours135.00
Total Contact hours15.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)150.00

Private study

135 hours are allocated to private study. It is expected this will consist of preparation for seminars, reading and reflection following each teaching session and prepartion for assessments.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,500 word essay50.00
Essay1 x 2,500 word essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 27/04/2016

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