Julie Foulon, PhD candidate and researcher with the Effective Nature Laws project is teaching two modules on “Environmental Law and Policy,” with Dr. Andrew Jackson in UCD’s Sutherland School of Law.

The modules are offered to both undergraduate and postgraduate law students.

Julie’s expertise in both French and Irish environmental law provide her with a well-rounded critical analysis on the state of current environmental law and policy.

Environmental law is fundamental to how society interacts with the natural world around it. The module examines the key principles of environmental law, its underlying philosophies, and how it is applied, at national, European and international levels. It traces the development of environmental law to date and its sources, and examines how environmental law has become an integral part of many aspects of community life. Fundamental concepts and principles of environmental law are illustrated with contemporary international and domestic examples, including from climate change law, nature conservation law, and the law of sustainable development. Remedies and enforcement are studied in detail.