Undergraduate Module Descriptor
LAW3200: Environmental Law
This module descriptor refers to the 2022/3 academic year.
While the module’s precise content and syllabus may vary each year, it is anticipated that it will cover the following topics:
Foundations of Environmental Law
- Values, Principles and Concepts
- Sources and Institutions
- Regulation, Compliance and Enforcement
- Public Participation and the Aarhus Convention
Critical Perspectives in Environmental Law
- Nature Conservation Law
- Environmental Rights
- Air Pollution Regulation
- Climate Law, Policy & Justice
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||22||11 x 2 hour lectures|
|Scheduled learning and teaching activities||4.5||3 x 1.5 hour workshops|
|Guided independent study||54||General reading for the module|
|Guided independent study||27||Workshop preparation|
|Guided independent study||42.5||Assessment preparation|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Other Learning Resources
Birnie, Boyle and Redgwell, International Law & the Environment (4th edn, OUP 2018)
Fisher, Lange and Scotford, Environmental Law: Text, Cases and Materials (2nd edn, OUP 2019)
Sands and Peel, Principles of International Environmental Law, (4th edn.,CUP 2018)
Sample Journal Articles & Contributions to Edited Volumes:
N. Gunningham, ‘Enforcing Environmental Regulation’ (2011) Journal of Environmental Law 23 (2): 169-201
S. Humphreys, ‘Competing claims: human rights and climate harms’ in Humphreys (Ed.), Human Rights and Climate Change (Cambridge University Press, 2010) Chapter 1 p37-66.
M. Lee and C, Abbot, ‘The usual suspects? Public participation under the Aarhus Convention’ (2003) 66 Modern Law Review 80- 108.
L. Rajamani, ‘The 2015 Paris Agreement: Interplay Between Hard, Soft and Non-Obligations’ (2016) 28 Journal of Environmental Law 337–358.
C. Reid and W. Nsoh, 'The Privatisation of Biodiversity?' (Edward Elgar, 2016) Chapter 9: Reflections pp.253-260.
A. Venn ‘Social Justice and Climate Change’ in T. M. Letcher (Ed.) Managing Global Warming: An interface between technology and human issues (Elsevier, 2018) Chapter 24 pp.711-723.
Yamineva and Romppanen, ‘Is law failing to address air pollution? Reflections on international and EU developments’ (2017) RECIEL, 26(3) 189-200.