Legal Studies (2021)
Law impacts everyone and every aspect of life and is the cornerstone of a functioning society. As a result, there is a general interest in law and as a social phenomenon law pervades professional life across a wide range of sectors including armed forces, corporate governance, environmental regulation, human resources, indigenous governance, NGOs, police and public service.
Note: Legal Studies will be offered initially in 2021. Enquiries can be made to Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, phone 07 838 4167 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Prescriptions for the PGCert(LS) and PGDip(LS)
Prescriptions for the MLS
To complete a MLS, students admitted under section 2(a) of the MLS regulations must complete 180 points at 500 level consisting of 180 points from the papers listed below, including LEGAL500 and LEGAL509.
To complete a MLS, students admitted under section 2(b) of the MLS regulations must complete 120 points at 500 level consisting of 120 points from the papers listed below, including LEGAL509. Students who have not completed a Bachelor of Laws must also include LEGAL500.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location LEGAL500 Legal System and Methods 15.0 21A (Online) This compulsory paper provides an introduction to key elements of the New Zealand legal system for non-lawyers studying law at masters level. LEGAL509 Legal Research: Theory and Methods 15.0 21A (Online) This paper tackles the key areas and aspects of conducting scholarly legal research and guides students through the research and writing process. LEGAL526 Legal Aspects of Cyber Security 30.0 21A (Hamilton) This paper explores the legal aspects of cyber security and cyber crime, by analysing selected legislation and case law relevant to the area of cyber security. The paper covers the ethical and legal boundaries of rights and liability of security professionals. LEGAL527 Advanced Issues in Charity Law 30.0 21A (Hamilton) Charity law retains its ancient roots, whilst at the same time, striving to reflect its relevance in a contemporary world. This paper enables students to explore advanced issues in national and international charity law, which is a growing area of legal practice and research. LEGAL528 Advanced Foreign Investment Law 30.0 No occurrences This paper will provide students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the law and policies of present-day international trade regulations, both on the multilateral level (and hence an intensive examination of the procedural and substantive law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)) and on the regional level (the law of Free Trade Agreements). LEGAL534 Transnational Criminal Law 30.0 21B (Hamilton) Globalised criminal activity has forced states to coordinate their legal responses. This paper examines the substantive crimes that states have agreed to enact and the forms of procedural cooperation that states have agreed to adopt in order to cooperate in the suppression of transnational crime. LEGAL568 Issues in Public Law 30.0 21C (Hamilton) Completion of a 12,500 word research paper regarding current Issues in Public Law LEGAL569 International Law - A Place for Indigenous Rights 30.0 21A (Hamilton) The purpose of this paper is to focus on the historical and developing place within International Law, and the United Nations, of the rights for Indigenous Peoples. The influence of the State on this process together the coinciding Indigenous rights to development, education, environmental rights and economic rights will be examine... LEGAL576 The Laws of Armed Conflict & International Humanitarian Law 30.0 21B (Hamilton) This paper is designed to provide the postgraduate student with an advanced understanding of the basic principles of the Laws of Armed Conflict and International Humanitarian Law through an examination of the principles of international law that are to be applied before, during, and after armed conflict. LEGAL580 Advanced Banking and Finance Law 15.0 21A (Hamilton) An advanced-level examination of the law relating to the structuring and implementation of all forms of financing, funding and finance structures, including unit trusts, subordinated debt issues, and structured finance and securitisation transactions. LEGAL590 Directed Study 15.0 21X (Hamilton) Completion of a 10,000 word dissertation regarding a legal research subject that can properly be supervised in the Faculty. LEGAL591 Dissertation 30.0 21X (Hamilton) Completion of a 12,500 word dissertation regarding a legal research subject that can properly be supervised in the Faculty.
2021 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 10 January 2022 12:10pm