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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.
Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:
(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:
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.
Error: Assessment components must add up to 100%
At least one Assessment Component needs to be entered
|Component Description||Due Date||Time||Percentage of overall mark||Submission Method||Compulsory|
|1. Test 1||
21 Mar 2019
24 Apr 2019
|3. Test 2||
5 Jun 2019
Required and Recommended Readings*
- 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)
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
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.
Linkages to Other Papers*
Restricted papers: LAWS432