Student: Rebecca Sutton (2013)

Please give us a brief overview of the main topics studied in the course

The International Climate Law elective is an intensive masters-level subject, taught over four days in the second half of semester. The course deals with the international regulatory regime concerning climate change, including the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the Kyoto Protocol, as well as the bodies that govern them.

What were the course assessments and your thoughts about them?

The assessment schedule for this subject was made up of a take-home exam, class participation and a class presentation. The presentation takes the form of a mock United Nations debate regarding the next step in the struggle against climate change. Each student is given a country to research and fight for the interests of. This makes for a very fun and interesting debate.

Do you have any other thoughts or comments?

ICL is a must for all students interested in the politics and law of the environment. Paul Curnow brings a high level of industry knowledge to his lectures, which gives the class a very practical feel.