LAWS6589 Australian Oil and Gas Law

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit examines the fundamentals of Australian oil and gas law, and the operation of the Australian legal regime for offshore oil exploration and production.
Students are able to (1) have a clear understanding of why oil and gas exploration, production and distribution require specialised legal solutions, and the general characteristics of modern oil and gas law regimes; (2) have a working knowledge of the Australian legal regime for oil and gas exploration, production and commercialisation sufficient to permit the accurate identification and categorisation of legal problems arising in these fields and a sound application of the general rules relevant to their solution; and (3) have a capacity for a critical evaluation of the regime, by reference to relevant concepts of efficiency and justice, public policy objectives, and alternative legal solutions adopted in comparable jurisdictions.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) small group problem analysis; (2) written opinion; and (3) research paper. Further information is available in the unit outline.

For Doctor of Juridical Science (20810) students, additional assessment is discussed directly with students.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor John Chandler
Contact hours
Students must attend every day of the intensive period Monday 18 to Wednesday 20 February. Refer to the timetable website for further information.
Teaching dates for this unit are as follows: 20 to 22 March 2017. Refer to the timetable website for session times and venues. Attendance at all sessions is mandatory.

A special collection of materials and legislation is prepared.

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