LEGAL535-22A (HAM)

Advanced Environmental Law

30 Points

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Division of Arts Law Psychology & Social Sciences
Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

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Paper Description

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An advanced-level examination of the foundations and principles of environmental and resource management law, and the planning, consenting, adjudication and compliance techniques used to implement the law.
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Paper Structure

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This paper comprises 12 two hour lectures per week. Lectures are also recorded for students to view after class.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Apply legal reasoning, research and writing skills (including Te Ao Maori concepts) in a specialist area of law.
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  • Demonstrate and critically apply advanced knowledge of environmental law.
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  • Communicate coherent and principled arguments for law reform.
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Assessment

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The assessment for this paper comprises a research proposal (1000 words) and a research essay (11500 words). Further information about the assessment workload, research proposals (content and marking criteria), and written research essays (including marking criteria) can be found in Part 4 of the Graduate Handbook 2022 (pages 5-9).

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Research Proposal
24 Mar 2022
12:00 PM
10
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2. Research Essay
16 Jun 2022
12:00 PM
90
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Alice Coppard and others, New Zealand Law Style Guide (3rd Edition, New Zealand Law Foundation, 2018)
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Recommended Readings

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Derek Nolan QC (editor) Environmental and Resource Management Law (7th Edition, LexisNexis, Wellington, 2020)
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Other Resources

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Peter Salmon and David Grinlinton (editors) Environmental Law in New Zealand (2nd Edition, Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2018)

Daniel Bodansky and others (editors) The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (1st Edition, Oxford University Press, 2007)

Emma Lees and Jorge Vinuales (editors) The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law (Oxford University Press, 2019)

Lavanya Rajamani and Jacqueline Peel (editors) The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law (2nd Edition, Oxford University Press, 2021)

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Moodle
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Workload

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Students should expect to spend up to 300 hours during the trimester attending lectures (24 hours) and completing the assessment work for this paper.
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Restricted papers: LEGAL434

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