The graduate program in environment, energy and resources law provides an insight into a dynamic area of law with strong commercial and social impacts. Legal practitioners and professionals in government and the resources, energy and environment sectors explore topics of national and international importance, across an emerging range of critical issues. Areas of focus include resource regulation in mining, petroleum and water resources, as well as climate change, energy regulation, development of infrastructure, indigenous rights, and environmental law and sustainability.
The Graduate Diploma in Environment, Energy and Resources Law focuses on:
* The underlying policies, consequent legal regimes, regulatory practices and current practical issues concerning the discovery, development and utilisation of natural resources and energy
* Their application to contemporary environmental and native title issues
* The identification and resolution of legal problems and issues at an advanced level from theoretical and practical perspectives.
Course Structure & Available Subjects:
Students must complete four subjects from the prescribed list. Students who do not have a law degree from a common law jurisdiction or any prior legal studies or experience are also expected to complete the two-day preliminary subject Australian Legal Process and Legal Institutions.
Duration: 50 credit points taken over 12 months full time. This course is available as full or part time.