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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2016C: Environmental Regulation and Redress

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary each year, it is envisaged that it will cover some or all of the following topics:

How the environment is regulated in law and how this is intimately linked to effectiveness of each type of regulation in redressing wrongs and making reparation. We will be looking across cultures and the world to see how the environment may be protected using legal mechanisms and how damage to the environment may be redressed.  

a. Regulation

  • Conventions, Treaties, Declarations and Agreements
  • Directives
  • Domestic Legislation and regulations
  • Command and Control
  • Public Protest

b. Redress

  • Environmental Rights
  • Reparation

You will also practice the skills of ‘thinking like a lawyer’ to make the best case you can for the environment.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity 1111 x 1 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity126 x 2 hour seminars
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity21 x 2 hour workshop
Guided Independent Study125Additional research, reading and preparation relating to each lecture and in preparation for workshop tasks

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).

 An online Electronic Leaning Environment will accompany the course.