LLM Environmental Energy Law

Module leader:  Professor Robert Lee

Teaching and assessment (2014): Semester 1, Essay - 6,000 words

Module description:

The module focuses on the development of modern international environmental law as one of the most challenging legal disciplines.

Seminar topics:

  • Climate Change and the Atmospheric Pollution
  • International Trade Law and Environmental Protection
  • Interstate Enforcement
  • State Responsibility, Treaty Compliance and Dispute Settlement for Environmental Damage
  • Human Rights and Environment
  • Ecosystems and Biodiversity
  • Environmental Risk Assessment (with special emphasis on nuclear safety)
  • Energy and the Environment

Methods of assessment

Modules on the LLM programmes will be assessed in one of the following ways. As this website is set up in advance, it is not possible to specify which method of assessment will be implemented for each module.


  • One 6000 word essay


  • One 3-hour written examination

If you'd like to find out how a module will be assessed in the forthcoming academic year please contact the LLM Programmes Administrator at Law-LLM@contacts.bham.ac.uk.



The optional modules listed on the website for this programme may unfortunately occasionally be subject to change. As you will appreciate key members of staff may leave the University and this necessitates a review of the modules that are offered. Where the module is no longer available we will let you know as soon as we can and help you make other choices.