Semester: First Semester Course Convener: Associate Professor Melanie Murcott & Dr Denning Metuge

This is an optional course for final year LLB students. The course examines the various branches of law applicable to selected environmental problems. The terrestrial and marine environments are considered from an international and national perspective. The following are covered: (1) an introduction to environmental problems; (2) the nature of environmental law; (3) land-use management (land-use planning, environmental impact assessment, protected areas); (4) resource conservation (water, marine living resources, biodiversity); and (5) pollution law (water, land, air).