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PL413 Environmental and Public Management Law

Course description for academic year 2019/2020

Contents and structure

The main part of this course is concentrated on central laws and instruments in Norwegian nature and environmental management, as well as general principles and background for management of nature and environment. About 1/3 of the course is a basic introduction to public management law. 

The focus is on practical and vocational application. Students will gain insight into the everyday management practice through meetings with representatives of public management. The students will also practice case management. 

Learning Outcome

The students will gain of:

- basic legal concepts and public management according to the Public Administration Act and the Public Information Act; legal sources, legal method, legislation on case management, impartiality, right of access and appeal.

- objectives, principles and management tools within central parts of Norwegian environmental management.

-  management according to the law of natural diversity, the forestry law, the wild game law, the law of outdoor recreation, the law of motorized traffic in nature, the law of pollution and the laws of water management.

The students  will have in

- case management in nature management.

Students will have to understand:

- procedural rules in public management

- the role of public management in society

-the targets and principles of public environmental management 

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

PL417 Land use planning or equivalent knowledge. '

Basic knowledge of ecology and environmental protection is recommended

Teaching methods

Lectures, seminar and assignments

Compulsory learning activities

1. Individual assignment connected to public management according to the public mangagement and/or the public information Act.

Approved assignment is required to take the exam.


Written exam, 4 hours

Grading A-F

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