LAWS5517 Mining Law
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Non-standard teaching period UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- This unit is taught as an intensive short course and examines the economics and geology of natural resources in Western Australia; land open for mining and native title; the constitutional framework; public and private ownership of minerals; history, theory and systems of resource disposition; the disposition regime of minerals with respect to exploration and production; review of warden's and ministerial decisions; dealings in resources titles; private royalty interests; and environmental aspects.
- Students are able to (1) identify, understand and explain the fundamental principles of mining law; (2) critically analyse and apply principles of mining law and solve problems by applying these principles; (3) communicate effectively and be able to write a clear, structured and concise answer to a problem in mining law; and (4) relate the principles of mining law to social and economic policy.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) opinion paper and (2) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Professor Richard Bartlett
- Unit rules
- LAWS3371 Mining and Energy Law (formerly 200.371 Mining and Energy Law 371), LAWS5144 Mining and Energy Law
- Contact hours
- Students must attend every day of the intensive period 27-29 October Refer to the timetable website for further information.
- Please refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.
- Texts and
Materials and copies of the Mining Act 1978 (WA) and the Mining Regulations of Western Australia are supplied at the commencement of this unit.
Bartlett, R. Mining and Energy Law: Course Reader
Australian Energy and Resources Law Journal
Australian Mining and Petroleum Law Association yearbooks
Hunt, M. Mining Law in Western Australia, 4th edn: Federation Press 2009
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.