ENVR07033 2019 Law & Environmental Legislation

General Details

Full Title
Law & Environmental Legislation
Transcript Title
Law & Environmental Legislatio
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
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Author(s)
Margaret Savage
Programme Membership
SG_SENVI_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science in Environmental Science SG_SENVI_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSCIE_B07 201900 Bachelor of Science in Science SG_SENVI_J07 201900 Level 7 Add-on Award in Science in Environmental Protection SG_SSCIE_H08 201900 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Science
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 agencies and 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.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

This module will be delivered full-time. This will include lectures, workshops, and site visits augmented by independent learning and directed learning. This approach is expected to address student learning needs. Moodle will be used as a repository of educational resources and as a means of assessment (e.g. quizzes, uploading assignments and journals). 

Module Assessment Strategies

Module will be assessed by Continuous assessment (50%) and Final Exam (50%).  There will be a combination of  short written assessments, a written assignment  and presentation of information.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Continuous Assessment and/or repeat final theory

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 Short test Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 10 % Week 4 3
2 Written test Continuous Assessment Closed Book Exam 20 % Week 9 1,2
3 Written Report analysis and critique Continuous Assessment Assignment 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 Closed Book Exam 50 % End of Semester 3,4
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lectures, workshops, 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.

Jordan, A. &  Adelle, C. 2012, Environmental Policy in the EU Actors, institutions and processes, (3rd ed) Routledge, Edited by Andrew, Camilla

Lenschow, A. 2012, Environmental Policy Integration : Greening Sectoral Policies in Europe, Routledge, Hoboken. (e-book)

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

Scannell, Y. S. (2005). Environmental and

Journal Resources

   

URL Resources

https://lawinireland.wordpress.com/irish-legal-system/

http://www.irishstatutebook.ie/

http://www.epa.ie/

http://www.lgcsb.ie/en/irish-local-government

https://www.water.ie/

https://www.npws.ie/

https://www.fisheriesireland.ie/

http://www.wfdireland.ie/index.html

http://www.housing.gov.ie/

https://www.dccae.gov.ie/en-ie/Pages/default.aspx

https://www.chg.gov.ie/

http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-water-waste-and-environment-waste-and-recycling/national-tfs-office

http://www.courts.ie/Home.nsf/LookupPageLink/home

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html

https://www.teagasc.ie/

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/environment/index_en.htm

https://www.impel.eu/

Other Resources

   

Additional Information

 None