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LAWS13-125: Negotiating Climate Disputes


Negotiating Climate Disputes is an elective subject in undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This intermediate level law subject investigates the nature and resolution of climate disputes. The focus is upon the essential nature of climate conflicts and disputes and the range of possible interventions, with a particular focus upon their negotiation. The subject concludes with a practicum on the three phases of negotiating climate disputes.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-125
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of climate dispute negotiation.
  2. Demonstrate intermediate level research, reasoning, and communication skills in the application of the above knowledge to particular climate change related issues.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to apply the above knowledge and skills to resolve an authentic climate dispute.

Enrolment requirements



Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions: This subject is not available to
  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Must be admitted into a Bachelor Law degree OR Bachelor of Laws combined degree OR be an approved Study Abroad OR Exchange Law Student.

This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.