Environmental Law

Course Number:
LAW 3600
Course Description:

This course is designed to familiarize students with various legal approaches concerning environmental protection and sustainable development in Canada. Attention will be focused on legal developments within provincial jurisdiction, however, exploration of national and international environmental approaches will also be undertaken throughout the course. Key topics include the division of power and the environment in Canada, administrative regulation, common law approaches, environmental assessment and the enforcement of environmental regulatory requirements. Students will be challenged throughout the course to consider the historical origins of existing environmental approaches and the challenges these historical influences have created for practitioners and academics seeking environmental reform in Canada.

Teaching Method:

This course is designed to familiarize students with various legal approaches concerning environmental protection and sustainable development in Canada.

Assessment:

Outline for term paper (10%)
Completed paper (65%)
Participation (10%)
News Story Presentation (5%)
Written Responses (10%)

Course Materials:

Jamie Benidickson, Environmental Law (5th ed) (Toronto: Irwin Law, 2019)

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