Summer Session 2012/13
The following subjects will be offered by the Faculty of Law in Summer session 2012/13.
Please note all subjects are capped at 30 students
Enrolments open: 12:01am Monday, 3 September 2012
LLB 375 Special Studies in Law C - Pollution Law
This subject focuses on the pollution laws applicable in NSW, including consideration of legal responses to pollutants impacting on climate change at the NSW and Commonwealth level. The aim of this subject is to provide students with an understanding of the main regulatory mechanisms in relation to regulating pollution and to think critically about any possible room for improvement.
It will begin by looking at a brief historical development of pollution law and at regulatory concepts which underpin the pollution regulatory system. One of the main focuses of this subject is on the regulatory system created by the Protection of the Environment Operations Act 1997. This includes: looking at the Environment Protection Authority and Councils as regulators, the environment protection licensing system, environmental offences and penalties, notice powers (e.g. clean up and prevention notices), investigation powers, sentencing of environmental offenders (including alternative sentencing orders), civil enforcement and tradeable emission schemes. Use of other economic measures and voluntary mechanisms will be considered. Legislation relating to contaminated land management and marine pollution will also be examined.
The final component of this subject is to consider legal responses to carbon pollution and other pollutants impacting on climate change. This will include some introductory discussion of background material relating to climate change issues and relevant international instruments. The subject will then focus on voluntary and legislative responses to climate change at the NSW and Commonwealth levels, including an analysis of the carbon trading scheme in the Commonwealth’s Clean Energy legislation. Consideration will also be given to climate change litigation.
Subject Coordinator: Sarah Wright
Intensive Subject: Thursday 13 & Friday, 14 December 2012 and Thursday 10 & Friday 11 January 2013.
LLB 376 Special Studies in Law D - Gender, Sexuality & the Law
This subject investigates the relational operation of the categories of gender and sexuality in the law. Insights into these dynamics may be obtained through theoretical frameworks drawn from a variety of disciplines and cultures. Interdisciplinary materials may also aid understanding of the practical implications of these dynamics. Areas likely to be considered include: sexual citizenship (marriage, immigration, etc); human rights; national identity, sexuality and gender; and safety and violence, among others.
Subject Coordinator: Professor Nan Seuffert
Intensive Subject: Monday 3, Wednesday 5, Friday 7, Monday 10 & Monday 17 December 2012
LLB 379 Special Studies in Law G - Sports Law
Sport in the professional era is increasingly impacted by the law. The roles that sport professionals have, such as management of athletes, events, stadiums, sporting facilities and professional leagues, require a strong understanding and adherence to a variety of different laws and regulations. In addition, the special needs and nature of professional sport has seen the development of specific legislation, policy and tribunal bodies to cater for sporting disputes and misconduct.
Sports law is a subject that students interested in work as a lawyer, agent, manager or administrator will benefit from studying. The course involves developing knowledge of the law in a wide range of different areas, such as tort, contract, discrimination, intellectual property, and applying the law to situations within a sporting context.
Subject Coordinator: Tim Fuller
Intensive Subject: Wednesday 2, Thursday 3, Friday 4 & Saturday 5 January 2013