2019/20 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
LAW3132 Law and the Environment II: Governing the Environment
10 creditsClass Size: 75
Module manager: Dr Carrie Bradshaw
Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable
Year running 2019/20
This module is mutually exclusive with
|LAW3133||Law and the Environment|
Module replacesLAW3135 Law and the Environment II
This module is approved as a discovery module
Module summaryEnvironmental problems – a warming planet, growing rubbish piles, the destruction of habitats – are amongst the most complex faced by today’s societies. These problems also pose multiple challenges for legal control and regulation. Ecosystems are understood only subject to significant scientific uncertainty, whereas environmental impacts cross jurisdictional and disciplinary boundaries. How does the law respond to these challenges? This module explores the struggle to tackle environmental problems against a backdrop of the UK’s forthcoming departure from the EU.
ObjectivesBy the end of this module, students should be able to demonstrate an understanding and critical awareness of the nature of global environmental problems, and the challenges they pose for law and regulation in the UK given imminent Brexit.
By the end of the module, students should be able to:
- explain the complex nature of environmental problems and critically evaluate the challenges they pose for law, regulation and governance.
- describe and critically evaluate the role of EU, national and devolved jurisdictions and a variety of governmental and non-governmental actors in addressing environmental problems.
Indicative topics include: understanding environmental problems; environmental legal cultures; regulatory strategy for the environment; environmental governance; the environment and the courts; together with coverage of sectoral areas of environmental law, such as climate change; waste; nature conservation and planning (e.g. windfarms and fracking).
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||82.00|
|Total Contact hours||18.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private studySeminar preparation: 14
Required reading before lectures: 35
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackParticipatory interactions in lectures and seminars.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Essay||1 x 3,000 word essay||100.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
Last updated: 14/05/2019
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