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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW3016C: Legal Response to Environmental Destruction

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module will run during term 2 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Josh Martin (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


The protection of the environment is becoming the pivotal policy concern of our age, and the manner in which law plays a vital role in influencing policies and addressing environmental disruption will be of integral importance. In this module you will be provided with a theoretical and practical foundation in environmental law and policy, and you will also reach beyond and delve into the critical and substantive issues affecting environmental policy today.

Working in a highly interdisciplinary and problem-based environment, you will explore and interrogate the various challenges, debates, issues and solutions to developing effective environmental law and policy across numerous contexts. Through this you will be immersed in many of the challenges and issues in national, regional and international environmental law, environmental justice, as well as in critical perspectives surrounding debates in environmental regulation and policy. From here, the module gives you an exciting opportunity to develop, shape and present an innovative policy solution to a major environmental challenge.

This module is open to level 6 (final year) students across the Penryn campus. It has been designed for everyone interested in environmental law and policy, whether in research, practice or their professional work, irrespective of their discipline. There are no law pre-requisites for this module.

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