Syllabus academic year 2011/2012
(Created 2011-09-01.)
Credits: 7,5. Grading scale: TH. Cycle: G2 (First Cycle). Main field: Technology. Language of instruction: The course will be given in Swedish. Alternative for: L3. Course coordinator: Lecturer Marianne Steneroth Sillén,, Department of Business Law. Prerequisites: VFR140 Introductory Law and Real Estate Law. Assessment: Written examinations are given individually. Further information: Some subjects are studied together with the students at the School of Economics. Home page:

The course aims to provide the students with basic knowledge of the Swedish judicial system in the area of environment. Students will not only be able to develop skills in identifying and applying current law rulings but also provide them a broad comprehension of the judicial structure of law that will serve as an important tool for Civil Engineers to solve practical legal problems in business, public service and local governments.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to identify relevant legal issues within this area

- be able to analyze environmental problems that may arise

- be able to identify adequate environmental regulations

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

- be able to read and understand applied social order and justice rulings

- be able to evaluate consequences of straightforward environmental issues

- be able to propose or recommend adequate solutions to straightforward environmental issues

The aim of this course is to provide the students with basic knowledge of the Swedish legislation on land use, use of natural resources and preservation of the natural environment. The case studies are designed in such a way that students can put into practice existing judicial rulings in relation to the different common interests of the society. Special emphasis is placed on reading and understanding legal texts.

Michanek, G & Zetterberg, C Den svenska miljörätten. Iustus förlag 2004.
Nilsson, A Introduktion till EU:s miljörätt. Santérus förlag 2nd ed 2005.
Naturvårdsverket: Miljölagar Natlikan Förlag AB (sold at the Department of Business Law).
Study material (sold at the Department of Business Law).
Reference literature: Hydén, H Rättsregler. Studentlitteratur 5th ed 2001.