Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2016C: Environmental Regulation and Redress

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.


NQF Level 2
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mrs Kate Holtaway (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


If you are concerned about environmental destruction and ensuring accountability on a global basis, then learning to articulate your argument and back it up with a sound grasp of the law might help you to make a real difference! The module is crucial to establish a working knowledge of how the law can be used as a mechanism to reconcile competing values in the protection of the environment and seeks to develop an understanding of the legal avenues available to mitigate environmental harm. As an environmentally aware individual what can you do if you feel that another individual or business has committed an environmental wrong? What guidance is given on a global level, and what are the forms of redress where law is ignored? If it is the ‘polluter’ who should pay for environmental damage, how should that principle be enforced, and what immediate action can an individual take where he/she is concerned that irretrievable environmental damage might occur?

You will experience a flavour on this module of the court process for resolving disputes of this nature, and will be tasked with presenting your case in a mock courtroom setting.

Module created

October 2012

Last revised