Environmental Law II
University of Galway
Area of Study
Celtic Studies, Environmental Studies, Legal Studies
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course will examine the legal aspects of a number of different sources of pollution including water pollution (inland and coastal), air pollution, waste, noise etc. The Common Law nuisance principles and the
Rule in Ryland v Fletcher will be examined, as well as recent case law in this area. Recent domestic legislation (in particular the Water Pollution Act and the Air Pollution Act) as well as EC developments will be considered, particularly from the point of view of monitoring and penalties for breach. The role of environment impact assessments will also be considered.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.