Law Papers at Tauranga (2020)

The Rule of Law is a cornerstone of a civilised society. It defines rights and obligations and provides structure to institutions of government and commerce. The LLB programme follows a course of study which, in addition to giving students a broad understanding of legal principles, meets the professional requirements to practice as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.

Law is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and the Bachelor of Arts (BA). Law may also be taken as a second major in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee and the Faculty in which the student is enrolled.

The Law programme for the LLB is structured as follows:

Law 1 introduces students to the legal system, the relationship between culture and the law and legal system, legal reasoning, writing and research, and the constitutional framework.

Law 2 introduces the theories of law, the relationship between the state, administrative agencies and the individual, the law of contract, and the law of tort.

Law 3 covers the principles of private law and dispute resolution.

Law 4 focuses on specialist papers in Law.

To complete a major in Law for the LLB, students must complete the requirements specified in the LLB regulations.

To complete a major in Law for the BA, students must gain 135 points from the papers listed for Law, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete LEGAL103, LEGAL104, LEGAL208, LEGAL209, LEGAL210, LEGAL309, LEGAL310, LEGAL311 and 15 points from any 400 level LEGAL paper.

To complete Law as part of a double major, students must gain 120 points from the papers listed for Law, including 90 points above 100 level and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete LEGAL103, LEGAL104, LEGAL208, LEGAL209, LEGAL210, LEGAL309, LEGAL310 and LEGAL311.

To complete a minor in Law, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the BA Law major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete LEGAL103 and LEGAL104.

Note: Candidates must gain at least 60 points at 100 level in any subject(s) before enrolling in Law papers above 100 level, and at least 90 points at 100 and 200 level before enrolling in Law papers above 200 level. Students who complete a major in Law towards any undergraduate degree other than the LLB will not be eligible to practice Law.



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  • 100 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL103Legal Method A20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper introduces students to the study and practice of law in New Zealand. With a particular focus on criminal law, the paper will teach you the basics of legal methods, including legal research, reasoning, opinion writing, statutory interpretation and case analysis.
    LEGAL104Legal Method B20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    Using the law of contract by way of illustration, this paper teaches students crucial approaches to statutory interpretation and case analysis, and introduces students to the key legal skill of mooting.
    LEGAL106Legal Systems and Societies20D (Hamilton) & 20D (Tauranga)
    An introduction to the history, sources, context and institutions of law in Aotearoa/New Zealand, with particular reference to statute, custom as illustrated by Maori customary law and the common law, and the distinctive position of the Treaty of Waitangi.
  • 200 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL201Public Law20D (Hamilton) & 20D (Tauranga)
    Part One examines the principles of constitutionalism and the framework of the New Zealand system of government. Part Two examines the exercise and control of executive power in New Zealand and the relationship between the state, its agencies and the individual.
    LEGAL203Jurisprudence20D (Hamilton) & 20D (Tauranga)
    An analysis of legal theories and ideologies, emphasising different approaches to the meaning of law, examining the relationship between theory and practice, illustrated by the concepts of sovereignty, liability, property, justice, rights and personality.
    LEGAL204Contracts20D (Hamilton) & 20D (Tauranga)
    This paper is an introduction to the theory of contract; the general principles relating to the operation, formation and discharge of contract; and the general principles of agency. It is a core paper for the Council for Legal Education (CLE).
    LEGAL207Torts20D (Hamilton) & 20D (Tauranga)
    An analysis of the general principles of civil liability; interests protected by the law of torts; negligence; specific torts such as nuisance and defamation; and the law relating to compensation for personal injury by accident in New Zealand.
    MNMGT201Business Law and the Legal Environment20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton)
    This paper overviews the sources of New Zealand business law and obligations that arise under this law, and critically examines the importance of key aspects of: the Legal System and Treaty of Waitangi; Jurisdiction; Business forms; Directors duties; Agency; Contracts and On-line Contracts; Consumer Law - Fair Trading Act 1996 and ...
  • 300 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HMDEV340Perspectives on Counselling20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga)
    This paper examines the philosophical, psychological and sociological principles that underpin the aims and methods of the helping professions in general, and counselling in particular.
    MNMGT301Business Law and the Legal Environment20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga)
    This paper overviews the sources of New Zealand business law and obligations that arise under this law, and critically examines the importance of key aspects of: the Legal System and Treaty of Waitangi; Jurisdiction; Business forms; Directors duties; Agency; Contracts and On-line Contracts; Consumer Law - Fair Trading Act 1996 and ...
  • 400 Level

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL450Contemporary Issues in Sports Law20S (Hamilton) & 20S (Tauranga)
    The law is now an integral part of sport. This course explores the application of numerous legal principles to a specialist environment, the uniqueness of which invites innovative and interesting legal arrangements. It is hoped that by the end of the course, students have a working knowledge of legal problems associated with sport....

2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 26 May 2020 8:32am

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