LLM527 Natural Resource Policy Risks

Updated: 15 February 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in JD or LLM or GradCertESMCC or GradDipESMCC or GradDipSc or GradCertSust or GradDipSust or MA or MECRD or MEnvAdvcy or MESMCC or MSust or MNatResGov
Co-requisites None
Restrictions LLM627
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Cameron Moore (cmoore6@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit teaches the students legal and non-legal aspects of resource management risk including: risk-based/science-focused approaches to regulation; legal/institutional challenges for national/ international aspects of carbon/climate risk; interaction between trade law issues and environmental laws; civil legal liability/environment; criminal environmental liability risk; regulatory process and risk; corporate environmental governance/strategic risk evaluation; risk concepts, policy risk assessment and risk evaluation and management standards and processes.

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the nature of risk as applicable to environmental laws, institutions and policy; how it is perceived and affects communications; and a range of conceptual models of Strategic Management;
  2. use creativity, initiative and judgement to critically discuss the effectiveness or otherwise of the methods of policy risk analysis and models of strategic management to manage environmental resources; and reflect on the applicability of using strategic management models for public sector organisational structures;
  3. identify and categorise risks that relate to a hypothetical set of facts and apply analytical and investigative techniques to evaluate and develop strategic management schemes that can be implemented to resolve issues; and
  4. demonstrate a well-developed ability to act autonomously to justify and develop a clear and coherent exposition of the relevant knowledge that evidences legal research, legal reasoning and professional judgment to questions relating to environmental resource management risks.