LAWSG004 The Machinery of Environmental Protection: Institutions, Governance and Regulation
|LAWSG004: THE MACHINERY OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION: INSTITUTIONS, GOVERNANCE AND REGULATION|
|Credit value:||15 credits (7.5 ECTS, 150 learning hours)|
|Other Teachers:||Steven Vaughan|
|Teaching Delivery:||10 x 2-hour weekly seminars, Term One|
|Who may enrol:||Any UCL Master’s student|
|Must not be taken with:||None|
|Qualifying module for:||LLM in Energy Law;
LLM in Environmental Law and Policy
|Introductory video||Currently there is no introductory video for this module|
|Practice Assessment:||Opportunity for feedback on one optional practice essay|
|Final Assessment:||One 2-hour unseen written examination (100%)|
This course explores the ways in which we protect the environment. We will explore the institutional structures (International, transnational, domestic) within which environmental protection is governed, alongside the fascinating subjects of the different approaches to regulation of environmental protection regulation. Different environmental challenges, and responses to them, will be used to explore this material.
This module is designed both to deepen and enrich the study of other environmental law modules, and to stand alone for those students who want some insights into environmental protection in particular, and regulation and governance more generally.
The precise issues taught will vary. We will discuss substantive matters of environmental protection including pollution control, climate change, environmental assessment, water protection, and risky products. The syllabus is likely to include the following:
Module reading lists and other module materials will be provided via online module pages, once students have made their module selections upon enrolment. No single book takes the approach envisaged for this module. The convenor is happy to discuss reading if contacted by a student during the module.
You might like to refer to Holder and Lee, Environmental Protection, Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2007), which whilst a little dated now, provides useful material relevant to many of the classes, as does Bell, McGillivray and Pedersen, Environmental Law (2013).