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LAWS440 Environmental Law

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Analysis and assessment of the law relating to the use and protection of the natural environment.

This paper complements LAWS 415 Resource Management Law and covers topics including environmental governance, indigenous forests, commercial fisheries and fishing-related mortality, the conservation estate and Treaty of Waitangi settlements.

Paper title Environmental Law
Paper code LAWS440
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $679.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,212.40

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96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
LAWS 540
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Nicola Wheen
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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Learning Outcomes
Graduates practising in this area will have an in-depth knowledge of issues in environmental law.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 09:00-09:50 9-13, 15-22