Environmental Law

The specialisation in environmental law provides students with expertise in a dynamic area of law that will continue to grow in importance.

The course is of particular relevance to people working in environmental and resources sectors, professionals in government, legal practitioners and those with a broader philosophical or practical interest. The subjects are focused on emerging national and international legal issues and practices, such as in water law, climate change law, animal law, waste management and general planning and development. Other areas include the negotiation of international environmental treaties and the laws surrounding international ‘commons’ areas such as Antarctica, the high seas and outer space.

The Environmental Law courses present exciting opportunities for students to specialise in current and emerging legal issues and sustainability practices, which are significant internationally, commercially and philosophically.


Environmental Law study options


Environmental law is such a burgeoning area of science, law and politics that I have no doubt that this specialist masters degree will be highly valued in the workplace. I can tailor subjects according to whether I want a career in Australia or an international career. Linda Hansen, Master of Environmental Law

Centre for Resources, Energy and Environmental Law

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