Law Papers at Tauranga (2018)

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 major for the LLB. Law may also be taken as a second major or as a supporting subject within other undergraduate degrees, subject to academic approval of the Faculty of Law Admissions Committee and the Faculty or School of Studies in which the student is enrolled.

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

To complete a second major in Law, students must gain 120 points above 100 level in Law, including at least 60 points above 200 level. Students intending to complete a second major in Law must first gain 40 points at 100 level in Law before enrolling in Law papers at 200 level and above.

The Law programme 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.

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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  • Law 1

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL103Legal Method- Research and Statutory Interpretation18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    The objective of the paper is to teach students the basics of legal method including introduction to University studies, introduction to the study of law, digital skills and tools for law students, legal research, introduction to problem solving and critical thinking, academic and professional integrity and statutory interpretation...
    LEGAL104Legal Method- Legal Writing and Case Analysis18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    The objective of the paper is to teach students legal writing, case analysis and introduce the students to advocacy including written and oral skills, and to teach the students techniques for revision and sitting law exams. To continue upskilling students in obtaining useful digital skills and tools.
    LEGAL106Legal Systems and Societies18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (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.
  • Law 2

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL201Public Law18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (Tauranga)
    Part One examines the principles of constitutionalism and the framework of the New Zealand system of government. Part Two examines the execise and control of executive power in New Zealand and the relationship between the state, it's agencies and the individual.
    LEGAL203Jurisprudence18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (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.
    LEGAL204Contracts18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (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).
    LEGAL206Administrative Law18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (Tauranga)
    This paper examines the execise and control of executive power in New Zealand and the relationship between the state, it's agencies and the individual.
    LEGAL207Torts18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (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.
  • Law 3

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HDCO340Perspectives on Counselling18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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.
  • Prescriptions for the DipLaw

    To complete a DipLaw students must complete the following papers:

    Note: This qualification is offered subject to approval by the Universities NZ Committee on University Academic Programmes (CUAP).

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    LEGAL103Legal Method- Research and Statutory Interpretation18A (Hamilton) & 18A (Tauranga)
    The objective of the paper is to teach students the basics of legal method including introduction to University studies, introduction to the study of law, digital skills and tools for law students, legal research, introduction to problem solving and critical thinking, academic and professional integrity and statutory interpretation...
    LEGAL104Legal Method- Legal Writing and Case Analysis18B (Hamilton) & 18B (Tauranga)
    The objective of the paper is to teach students legal writing, case analysis and introduce the students to advocacy including written and oral skills, and to teach the students techniques for revision and sitting law exams. To continue upskilling students in obtaining useful digital skills and tools.
    LEGAL106Legal Systems and Societies18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (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.
    LEGAL204Contracts18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (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).
    LEGAL206Administrative Law18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (Tauranga)
    This paper examines the execise and control of executive power in New Zealand and the relationship between the state, it's agencies and the individual.
    LEGAL207Torts18Y (Hamilton) & 18Y (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.
  • Prescriptions for the GradDip(DR)

    The Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution provides a practical and theoretical exploration of the processes of dispute resolution, and utilises the experience and expertise developed within the Schools of Law, Management, and Education. Graduates of this qualification will satisfy the academic requirements for Associate status of the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand (AMINZ). For entry to the Graduate Diploma, candidates must have either a bachelors degree in any discipline or relevant work experience considered to be equivalent.

    The programme consists of papers totalling 120 points, comprising LEGAL205, LEGAL306 and MCOM331, either LEGAL449, MCOM431 or MCOM336, and electives totalling 40 points chosen from the following list. For the purposes of the Graduate Diploma, LEGAL205 is a corequisite for LEGAL306, and a prerequisite for the Law elective papers.

    Note: LEGAL205, LEGAL306 and LEGAL449 are requirements for admission to Associate status in AMINZ.

    Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location
    HDCO340Perspectives on Counselling18A (Hamilton) & 18A (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.

2018 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 20 November 2017 4:56pm

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