LEGAL432-19A (HAM)

Energy Law

15 Points

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Paper Description

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An examination of the law concerning energy problems globally and nationally, including energy sources, energy use, climate change, renewables, electricity markets, and energy efficiency, with an emphasis on regulatory and commercial aspects. We will examine the policy process that leads to new law and regulation. We will deepen our skills as lawyers in reading demanding statutes and cases, and our ability to think and write well on matters of law and policy.

Energy Law complements other papers such as Environmental Law and International Environmental Law, without overlapping with them. Students interested in developing their understanding of energy matters can also enrol for Mining and Petroleum Law in the B semester.

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Paper Structure

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The course is a fifteen-point paper for the purposes of degree regulations. It is taught in the first semester. There are no streams or tutorials, so the emphasis is on the lectures.
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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Learning Outcome

    (1) demonstrate an understanding of theoretical and practical issues in Energy Law, (2) identify and apply the most important legislation, case law, and other legal instruments, (3) identify and analyze some emerging questions of law and policy, and (4) demonstrate a high level of skill in legal analysis and argument including the use of case analysis and statutory interpretation.

    Linked to the following assessments:
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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
21 Mar 2019
6:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Assignment
24 Apr 2019
1:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Test 2
5 Jun 2019
1:00 PM
40
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The casebook or course materials book is required. Bring it to class except when advised that it is not needed.
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Recommended Readings

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Specialist Journals:

- Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law (JERL)

- Journal of World Energy Law and Business (JWELB)

- Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal (ARELJ)

- Energy Policy

- Applied Energy

- Energy Research and Social Science (ERSS)

Books

Oxford University Press books on Energy Law, edited by members of the Academic Advisory Group of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Energy Law (SEERIL) of the International Bar Association

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Online Support

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Online support is provided via Moodle.
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Workload

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You should expect to spend 150 hours in total on this paper. In addition to coming to class, you will need to spend significant time on background and complementary reading. You should allow for periods of more-focused time in preparation for the assignment and tests.

You are expected to attend all classes, prepare as directed, and contribute to discussion. If you can't come to class, please make your own arrangements to catch up. I do not teach by email.

You are welcome to bring your laptop to class, but please only use it for class-related purposes.

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Restricted papers: LAWS432

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