International Environmental Law

Module code: LW7143

Module co-ordinator: Dr Olivia Hamlyn 

Module Outline

This module aims to introduce you to some of the key themes and areas of interest in international environmental law. The module will expose you to a broad range of topics including climate change law and specifically the Paris Agreement, trade and environmental law, the precautionary principle, biotechnology regulation, sustainable development and public participation and access to environmental justice. The module will also equip you with an understanding of various environmental problems and recurring themes in environmental law and protection such as risk and uncertainty, justice, use of expert knowledge and tensions between environmental protection and the economy. We will also consider the growing relevance of the ‘Anthropocene’.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Lectures, Seminars, Private study and Blackboard VLE.

Assessment Methods

Research paper on a topic chosen by the student and agreed with the Module Convenor not exceeding 5,000 words including the abstract and footnotes.