Courses - Faculty of Law


Law Environmental

Stage IV

LAWENVIR 401
20 Points

Resource Management Law

An introduction to the law relating to resource management and environmental regulation including: evolution of the sustainable management concept, consideration of national objectives, application of the Treaty of Waitangi, national standards, coastal policies, regional statements and plans, district plans, designations, heritage and conservation powers, resource consent procedures, and remedial powers and enforcement procedures.

Prerequisite: LAW 211

Restriction: LAW 349, 450, 457

LAWENVIR 402
20 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 403
20 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 420
15 Points

Global Environmental Law

Concepts, principles, customs, and treaties of international law as related to the protection of the global environment including: prevention of pollution, protection of the marine environment, ozone layer protection, climate change, biodiversity, the UNCED process and the legal framework for sustainable development.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development or LAW 211

Restriction: LAW 433

LAWENVIR 421
15 Points

Energy and Natural Resources Law

An examination of the common law principles, legislation, and administrative controls in New Zealand relating to ownership of, prospecting for, extraction and use of, minerals (including oil and gas), alternative energy resources, forestry and fisheries resources.

Corequisite: LAW 301

Restriction: LAW 446

LAWENVIR 424
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 425
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 426
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 427
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 430
10 Points

Environmental Constitutionalism

Comparative constitutional examination into concepts and principles of the law related to environmental protection and sustainable development. Key areas include environmental ethics, sustainability, human rights and responsibilities, and state obligations.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage II in Global Environment and Sustainable Development or LAW 211

LAWENVIR 431
10 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 432
10 Points

Special Topic

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

LAWENVIR 702
30 Points

Comparative Environmental Law

Selected topics in environmental law from an internationally comparative perspective including: concepts of sustainable development, the precautionary principle, environmental impact assessment procedures, risk evaluation schemes and advanced environmental legislation in various jurisdictions including the United States, the European Union, Japan and New Zealand. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

Restriction: ENVLAW 701

LAWENVIR 710
30 Points

International Environmental Law

Selected problems of international law as related to the protection of the global environment including the present concept of international environmental law and current trends toward a global law of sustainable development, law on climate changes, the ozone layer, the marine environment, biodiversity and the implications of international environmental issues for municipal law. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

LAWENVIR 712
15 Points

Mining and Energy Law

An examination of the legal principles, government policy, regulation, and administrative control relating to ownership and exploitation of minerals (including oil and gas), and alternative energy resources in New Zealand.

Restriction: ENVLAW 710, 723, LAWENVIR 713

LAWENVIR 713
30 Points

Mining, Energy and Natural Resource Law

Study of the common law, legislation and administrative controls in New Zealand relating to ownership of, prospecting for, extraction and use of minerals (including oils and gas), alternative energy resources, forestry and fisheries resources. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

Restriction: LAWENVIR 712, 714

LAWENVIR 714
15 Points

Natural Resources Law

An examination of the legislative framework and legal principles relating to agriculture, forestry, and fisheries activities in New Zealand. Selected topics will include: legal ownership and interests in rural land and natural resources, the role of government, Māori claims and resource development conflict resolution. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

Restriction: LAWENVIR 713

LAWENVIR 716
30 Points

Resource Management Law

Studies in the New Zealand law relating to resource management and environmental regulation including: evolution of the sustainable management concept, consideration of national objectives, Treaty of Waitangi application, national standards, coastal policies, regional statements and plans, district plans, designations, heritage and conservation powers, resource consent procedures, and remedial powers and enforcement procedures. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

LAWENVIR 718
30 Points

Special Topic: European Union Environmental Law and Governance

LAWENVIR 719
30 Points

Special Topic: Food Law

LAWENVIR 720
30 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 721
30 Points

Special Topic: Ocean Governance Law

LAWENVIR 723
30 Points

Climate Change Law

Explores the interconnected science, policy and legal issues involved in addressing climate change. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

LAWENVIR 725
30 Points

Corporate Environmental Governance

Comparative and global perspectives exploring the regulatory and governance frameworks that shape how corporations address environmental and related social issues. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

LAWENVIR 726
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 727
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 728
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 729
30 Points

Special Topic: Comparative Environmental Law

LAWENVIR 730
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 732
30 Points

Special Topic: Selected Issues in Environmental and Natural Resources Law

LAWENVIR 733
30 Points

Special Topic: International Fisheries Law

LAWENVIR 734
30 Points

Special Topic: Law and Governance for Sustainability

LAWENVIR 735
30 Points

Special Topic: Comparative Water and Natural Resources Law

LAWENVIR 736
30 Points

Special Topic: Comparative Water Law and Policy

LAWENVIR 737
30 Points

Special Topic: Global Environmental Law

LAWENVIR 738
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 739
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 740
15 Points

Special Topic: Environmental Hazards: Legal Responses

LAWENVIR 741
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 742
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 770
15 Points

Global Environmental Governance

Critical examination of the current system of international environmental governance (including policies, treaties and institutions). Areas covered include United Nations system, climate change regime, international negotiations and the role of the State. Alternative approaches such as multilevel governance, multilateral decision-making and environmental trusteeship concepts will be examined in terms of their origins, prospects and practical feasibility. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

Restriction: LAWENVIR 710

LAWENVIR 771
15 Points

Mining and Energy Law

An examination of the historical development, current legislative framework and the legal principles relating to the ownership, prospecting for, extraction and use of minerals, (including oil and gas), and the development of renewable energy resources. Involves individual research resulting in a substantial individual research essay.

Restriction: LAWENVIR 713

LAWENVIR 772
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 773
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 774
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 775
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 776
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 777
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 778
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 779
15 Points

Special Topic

LAWENVIR 790
30 Points

Dissertation

A dissertation of approximately 15,000 words resulting from original research of the student, having the scope, and depth of research, of a competent law review article. The topic of the dissertation needs the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Law.

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