08.09.2006 12:27 Age: 15 yrs
Category: Law News

Proposal for new Master of Laws in Environmental Law

The School of Law has recently received a grant from the Sasakawa Peace Foundation of Japan to develop a new Master of Laws degree in the area of environmental law.

The area of environmental law is important to the South Pacific region. The Sasakawa Peace Foundation has given a grant to the School of Law for the development of an LLM in this area. Discussions have already been held with a wide range of people who have expertise in the field. In late October the Acting Head of School, Associate Professor Peter MacFarlane will be traveling to Hong Kong and Japan in order to meet with environmental lawyers in those countries, with a view to having them writing some of the course material. It is proposed that the new degree will comprise a number of core law units plus a wide range of elective units thereby allowing students to develop expertise in specialist areas of interest. It is hoped that the first enrollment of students will take place in first semester 2008. Apart from introducing this new programme, the Law School will be seeking accreditation of the new degree with the World Conservation Union Academy of Environmental Law.

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