Environmental Law II - LW586

Location Term Level Credits (ECTS) Current Convenor 2017-18 2018-19
Canterbury Spring
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6 15 (7.5) PROF W Howarth


LW585 Environmental Law I.





Environmental Law II involves lectures covering the following topics:
  • Civil law and the protection of the environment
  • Environmental human rights
  • Planning law and land use
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • The legal status of flora and fauna
  • Conservation Law in national, EC and international law
  • The protection of species
  • The protection of habitats
  • The interface between planning and conservation
  • 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 or equivalent .

    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 the law relating to land use and development, and the conservation of natural living resources, 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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