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Course Details in 2021/22 Session

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Module Title LM Environmental, Energy Law
SchoolBirmingham Law School
Department Law
Module Code 08 25877
Module Lead Walters Nsoh / Aleks Cavoski
Level Masters Level
Credits 20
Semester Semester 1
Restrictions None
Description The course will focus on the development of modern international environmental law as one of the most challenging legal disciplines. The course will be complementary to the existing LLM Programme on International Commercial Law. The following topics will be address: Climate Change and the Atmospheric Pollution; International Trade Law and Environmental Protection, Interstate Enforcement: State Responsibility, Treaty Compliance and Dispute Settlement for Environmental Damage; Human Rights and Environment, Ecosystems and Biodiversity and Environmental Risk Assessment (with special emphasis on nuclear safety); Energy and the Environment.
Learning Outcomes By the end of the module students should be able to:
  • Demonstrate knowledge of international environmental law and policy;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the environmental jurisprudence of international tribunals
  • Understand the interconnections between environmental law and other areas of international commercial law;
  • Apply the above knowledge to legal problems and suggest appropriate solutions
Assessment 25877-01 : Essay : Coursework (100%)
Assessment Methods & Exceptions Assessments: 5,000 word essayReassessment: 5,000 word essay
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