The course explores and analyses the foundations and the main principles and rules of Environmental Law in an international, European, and comparative law perspective. In the second part, selected topics will be addressed in the three perspectives (International, European and comparative).
Expected learning outcomes
By the end of this course, students will: - have knowledge and understanding of the policy options, regulatory techniques, and implementation challenges of the environmental law, in its international, European, and comparative dimensions; - have advanced knowledge and understanding of the legal principles, approaches, and techniques of environmental law and adequate knowledge and understanding of international and European rules relating to selected areas of environmental law - understand the interplay between the different levels of environmental regulation (international, European, domestic), as well as how "legal transplants" shape the making and implementation of environmental law - be able to identify and analyse legal issues of environmental law in a multi-level system, conduct basic research of the relevant materials, report on selected issues and cases, and apply their knowledge to other cases raising similar legal issues - structure an adequate argument on practical cases, including: identify and synthesise the relevant facts, identify and analyse the applicable legal framework in a multilevel system, make a reasonable and coherent argument on the application of the rules to the facts of the case, and draw consequential conclusions. - express advanced concepts of environmental law in a multi-level and comparative perspective law in a coherent and adequate fashion, using proper legal terminology - acquire a method of independent research and study of international, European and comparative environmental law, including by learning how to search and use primary sources, case-law, and scholarship.