Environmental Law I - LW585

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2018-19 2019-20
Canterbury Autumn
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6 15 (7.5) PROF W Howarth







Environmental Law I involves lectures covering the following topics:
  • Introduction: basic concepts in Environmental Law
  • Public health origins and statutory nuisances
  • Regulatory approaches at national, European Community and international levels
  • The legal protection of the aquatic environment
  • Waste management and the legal protection of land quality
  • The legal protection of air quality
  • The integration of pollution control
  • Enforcement at national and European Community levels
  • Alternative approaches to environmental protection
  • Details

    This module appears in:

    Contact hours

    20 hours Lectures; 4 hours Seminars (approximately)

    Method of assessment

    80% written examination and 20% coursework consisting of 1 essay.

    Preliminary reading

    J Alder & D Wilkinson Environmental Law and Ethics (Macmillan, 1999)
    M Stallworthy Understanding Environmental Law (Thompson, 2008)

    See the library reading list for this module (Canterbury)

    See the library reading list for this module (Medway)

    Learning outcomes

    On completion of this module, students will have:
    - acquired a sound understanding of environmental quality law and the law relating to pollution control, and the role of international, EC and national law in relation to this
    - gained an appreciation of the role of law in giving effect to environmental policy objectives, alongside other disciplines, and be able to offer critical evaluation of the role of the law in addressing environmental challenges
    - developed their research skills in locating and retrieving legal and policy sources and using these effectively in seminar discussion and written work.

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