School of Law

SOLM168 Nuclear Energy Law (Sem 1)

Module Description

This module will cover all of the legal and policy issues relating to nuclear power generation. It is one of the most heavily regulated sectors of the energy industry. The course will consider the policy aims of Governments in building nuclear power plants to comply with their obligations to transition to clean energy. Nuclear power provides a stable, secure and efficient clean base load of power. The course will also review of all of the international treaties and standards applicable to the nuclear industry from safety and liability to transportation of highly active waste material. Nuclear power is not without its challenges including time and expense of contruction, security concerns post Fukishima, wast management and decommissioning.

Applicable Groupings

  • LLM in Environmental Law
  • LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law

Mode of Assessment

3,000-4,000 word essay

Credits

15 Credits