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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2016C: Environmental Regulation and Redress

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary each year, it is envisaged that it will cover some or all of the following topics:

  • The role of international and EU law in the protection of the environment, the role of the environmental principles, and adjudication in environmental matters.
  • Private law actions, namely under the ‘torts’ of private and public nuisance, trespass, negligence, the ‘rule' in Rylands v. Fletcher and civil liability.
  • Environmental justice
  • The Law of the Sea
  • Habitat Protection
  • Environmental rights under the European Convention on Human Rights.
  • The Law relating to protest
  • Law in Extreme environments. In particular,we will look at the Antarctic Treaty.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching 2211 x 2 hour Lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching22 x 1 hour workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching21 x 2 hour workshop
Guided Independent Study124Additional research, reading and preparation relating to each lecture and in preparation for workshop tasks

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

 An online Electronic Leaning Environment will accompany the course.