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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

LAW2016C: Environmental Regulation and Redress

This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.

Please note that this module is only delivered on the Penryn Campus.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

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



  1. Regulation


  • Conventions, treaties, declarations and agreements


  • Directives


  • Domestic legislation and regulations


  • Command and control


  • Public protest


  1. Redress


  • Public and private law remedies


  • Environmental Rights


  • Restorative justice


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 16.511 x 1.5 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity63 x 2 hour workshops
Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activity3.51 x 3.5 hour legal hearing
Guided Independent Study124Additional 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.