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LAWS13-127: Climate Violence and the Law

Description

Climate Violence and the Law is an elective subject in the undergraduate programs offered by the Faculty of Law. This subject reframes climate change as climate violence, and looks at the roles played by key actors, including nation States and corporations, in contributing to climate violence. The ways in which law can acknowledge and address forms of climate violence will be considered, including the obstacles which prevent legal reform. The subject adopts a constructive rather than fatalistic approach to climate change and climate law with the aim of empowering students to make a positive difference in this space.

Subject details

Type: Undergraduate Subject
Code: LAWS13-127
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Semesters offered:
  • May 2023 [Standard Offering]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • Law
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2023: $4,050.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $4,260.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,400.00
  • Commencing in 2024: $5,730.00

Learning outcomes

  1. Demonstrate capacity to explain and reflect upon climate violence and how the law addresses or fails to address it.
  2. Engage critically, in both oral discussion and writing, with contemporary scholarship on climate violence and the law.
  3. Undertake relevant research and set out in essay format clear, evidence-based, legal arguments in relation to a contemporary problem in this area.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

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:

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.

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
    Semester start: 15/05/2023
    Subject start: 15/05/2023
    Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
    Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
    Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
    Teaching census: 09/06/2023
Standard Offering
Enrolment opens: 19/03/2023
Semester start: 15/05/2023
Subject start: 15/05/2023
Cancellation 1: 29/05/2023
Cancellation 2: 05/06/2023
Last enrolment: 28/05/2023
Withdraw - Financial: 10/06/2023
Withdraw - Academic: 01/07/2023
Teaching census: 09/06/2023