Environmental Law Across State Borders (ELASB)

Course description


Welcome to Environmental Law Across State Borders, which is the first course making up the master of Legal Science in Environmental Law. It is the first of two courses that take place during the Autumn term. Professor Jonas Ebbesson is responsible for this course.

Learning objective/Course Aim
The purpose of the course is to give the students basic understanding of transboundary environmental law and related issues. This includes in particular international environmental law, but also existing supranational regimes (the EU) and transnational structures and methods (e.g. extraterritorial application of national laws) for handling and controlling environmental issues across state borders. As to the topics, the course embraces legal protection of human health, legal regulations and procedures air, water, soil, nature and biological diversity, and legal control of wastes and hazardous substances. The course also covers thematic issues such as dispute resolution, international institutions, environmental protection and globalisation, trade and the environment, responsibility of transnational corporations, environmental democracy, human rights and the environment, sanctions, implementation and the achievement of common objectives.

Eligible for admission to this course are students attending the programme Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Environmental Law.

Course description
The course consists of lectures, seminars, and the writing of a short essay, as well as a written exam at the end of the course. All teaching is in English.

The examination consists of different parts: a written examination (in English) at the end of the course based on the course literature and the contents of the lectures; participation at seminars; and an evaluation of the written essay.

The following grades are applied for this course: A, B, C, D or E. Failed grades are Fx and F.

The examination includes three parts. The results of these parts are added for the final grading.

1) The written examination at the end of the course consists of two questions, based on the course literature and the contents and discussions of lectures. Each answer is graded 0-10, i.e. up to 20 credit points together.

2) The essay will be graded 0-10.

3) Active participation at lectures, and presence at no less than 80 percent of the lectures, will be granted 10 credit points to be added to the points of the written examination and the essay.

Accordingly, in all 40 points is the maximum score. In order to pass the course, each participant must have completed his/her memo as well as short essay.

Information on how you register for the written examination will be given later.

The following grades are applied for this course: A, B, C, D or E. Failed grades are Fx and F.

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Course title:
Environmental Law Across State Borders
Semester: Autumn term 2013
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Level: Specialized Course for Master of Science Degre
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Teaching assistant:
Erica Grahn
Course manager:
Jonas Ebbesson


Bohman Brita
Ebbesson Jonas
Langlet David
Mahmoudi Said
Malla Katak
Rosenqvist Johanna
Shaughnessy Patricia
Annika Dahlberg
Bo Kjellén
Estefania Salinas Quero Celeste
Nilsson Annika