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Environmental Law

Coordinator: Zen Makuch


Given that environmental problem solving relies to a significant extent on an objective framework of knowledge, this course aims to:

  • Provide a detailed understanding of how UK, European Union (EU) and international sources of law are used to solve environmental problems and emerging challenges;
  • Teach critical legal and other reasoning skills in order to reveal the significant inadequacies that exist in conventional institutional environmental problem solving;
  • Convey a new and effective framework for environmental problem solving by teaching MSc candidates how to think about and resolve environmental problems and conflicts;
  • Understand multi-layered methods for environmental problem solving anchored to dialectical thought and reasoning skills; and,
  • Offer a lively peer-to-peer “learning by doing” method for resolving complex environmental disputes.


MSc participants will learn how to:

  • Apply multi-layered methods in environmental problem solving;
  • Assess the relative weight and importance of stakeholders and institutions in environmental problem solving;
  • Understand environmental problem solving by reference to UK, EU and international law;
  • Argue and defend positions by reference to dialectical and related analytical reasoning skills;
  • Recognise and be effective in the real politik of environmental problem solving by reference to a varied and detailed range of real world scenarios; and,
  • Use a range of tools and knowledge to actually solve environmental problems.


The Old Bailey in London

The legal services industry incorporates a range of services for clients requiring legal assistance. Opportunities are available in private practice, the public sector, in-house in industry and commerce. Roles within law include solicitors, who provide a range of legal support and advice to clients, and barristers, who act as advocates in court and provide written legal opinions. There is also employment as legal executives (a role similar to solicitors and often specialised in conveyancing, civil and criminal litigation, family law and probate) and paralegals, who support solicitors in legal transactions… (AGCAS)

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