ENVR07033 2013 LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION

General Details

Full Title
LAW AND ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION
Transcript Title
ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION
Code
ENVR07033
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ENVR - Environmental Science
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Billy Fitzgerald, Margaret Savage
Programme Membership
SG_SENER_B07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Energy, Sustainability SG_SENVI_J07 201300 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSCIE_H08 201600 Bachelor of Science (Honours) SG_SSCIE_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Description

This subject introduces the learner to the basic framework of the Irish law and legislature and the role of the European Union in the formation of national environmental legislation. The main environmental legal instruments and relevant institutional structures are addressed as are the main Irish enforcement agenciesand NGOs.

The learner will be able to identify, explain and critique environmental regulation in an Irish context. 


 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.

Demonstrate an applied knowledge and understanding of salient areas of environmental legislation, including the major obligations/provisions of the main Irish environmental Acts and S.I.'s

2.

Critically review relevant legal instruments aimed at addressing current environmental issues.

3.

Explain the legal and institutional framework designed for environmental protection in Ireland.

4.

Communicate information regarding environmental legislation in layman's terms.

Module Assessment Strategies

A combination of knowledge testing, practical work and independent research

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Types of legislation and how they are introduced

Interpretation of Legislation

Legal Liability

The Structure of the Courts

The European Union and its Institutions and Environmental Legislation

Sources of European Law and enforcement

Approaches to enforcement

Overview of existing Irish environmental legislation

Provisions in environmental legislation

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
50 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
50 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Group Project Practical task Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 10 % Week 12 1,2,4
2 Continuous Assessment Study of item(s) of legislation Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 5 1,2,3,4
3 Written Report analysis and critique Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 12 1,2,4

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Written exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 50 % UNKNOWN 3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lectures, groupwork 3 Weekly 3.00
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Research, writing reports reading, studying, etc 4 Weekly 4.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 3.00 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Byrne, McCutcheon, Bruton, & Coffey. (2009). The Irish Legal System (5th ed.). Dublin: Butterworths.

Cotter, A. M. (2004). Environmental Law- Ireland. Dublin: Law Society of Ireland.

Doolan, B. (2011). Principles of Irish Law. Dublin: Gill and McMillan.

Gore-Grimes, J. (2011). Planning and Environmental Law in Ireland. London: Bloomsbury Professional.

Morrisey, J. (2013). Local Authority Enforcement. London: Bloomsbury Professional.

Scannell, Y. S. (2005). Environmental and Law Use Law. Dublin: Thomson Round Hall.

Other Resources

Access to broadband

Abode

Exam centres

Breeze

Additional Information

None