LAWS101-17W (C) Whole Year 2017

Legal System: Legal Method and Institutions

30 points, 0.2500 EFTS
20 Feb 2017 - 19 Nov 2017

Description

The course aims to provide a foundation in the skills of legal method, comprising case analysis, statutory interpretation and legal reasoning. It also introduces , and gives a descriptive outline of, the legal systems in New Zealand and England, including the structure of the courts, the sources of law, the classification of substantive law, dispute resolution and legal services.

Learning Outcomes

A successful student will, by the end of this course, be able to demonstrate an understanding of the New Zealand legal system, including the:

  • sources of law;
  • structure of the courts;
  • role of legal services;
  • role of dispute resolution;
  • impact of English law and international law;
  • and of the techniques of case analysis, statutory interpretation and legal reasoning.

Co-requisites

Timetable 2017

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 C1 Lecture Theatre (21/2-4/4, 2/5-30/5)
A1 Lecture Theatre (18/7-22/8, 12/9-17/10)
20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
02 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 20 Feb - 9 Apr
1 May - 4 Jun
17 Jul - 27 Aug
11 Sep - 22 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Law 119 (27/3, 15/5, 29/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (31/7-7/8, 21/8, 18/9, 2/10-9/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Law 113 (27/3, 15/5, 29/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (31/7-7/8, 21/8, 18/9, 2/10-9/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
03 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Logie 507 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
04 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Law 113 (27/3, 15/5, 29/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (31/7-7/8, 21/8, 18/9, 2/10-9/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
05 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Logie 507 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
06 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Law 119 (27/3, 15/5, 29/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (31/7-7/8, 21/8, 18/9, 2/10-9/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
07 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Law 113 (27/3, 15/5, 29/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (31/7-7/8, 21/8, 18/9, 2/10-9/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
08 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Law 119 (27/3, 15/5, 29/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (31/7-7/8, 21/8, 18/9, 2/10-9/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
09 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Law 119 (27/3, 15/5, 29/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (31/7-7/8, 21/8, 18/9, 2/10-9/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
10 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Law 119 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
11 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KD07 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
Law 113 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
12 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Law 119 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
13 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Law 119 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
14 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Macmillan Brown PS 208 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
15 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Kirkwood KD07 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
Law 113 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
16 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Law 119 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
17 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Kirkwood KD07 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
Law 113 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
18 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Law 119 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
19 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 Kirkwood KD07 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
Law 113 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
20 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Law 119 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
21 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Law 119 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
22 Tuesday 17:00 - 18:00 Law 119 (28/3, 16/5, 30/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (1/8-8/8, 22/8, 19/9, 3/10-10/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
23 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Law 113 (29/3, 17/5, 31/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (2/8-9/8, 23/8, 20/9, 4/10-11/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
24 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Logie 507 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
25 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Kirkwood KF07 (2/8-9/8, 23/8, 20/9, 4/10-11/10)
Law 119 (29/3, 17/5, 31/5)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
26 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Law 113 (29/3, 17/5, 31/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (2/8-9/8, 23/8, 20/9, 4/10-11/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
27 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Law 113 (29/3, 17/5, 31/5)
Kirkwood KE05 (2/8-9/8, 23/8, 20/9, 4/10-11/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
28 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Logie 507 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
29 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Law 113 (29/3, 17/5, 31/5)
Law 119 (2/8-9/8, 23/8, 20/9, 4/10-11/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
30 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Logie 507 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
31 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Kirkwood KF07 (2/8-9/8, 23/8, 20/9, 4/10-11/10)
Law 119 (29/3, 17/5, 31/5)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
32 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Law 113 (29/3, 17/5, 31/5)
Law 119 (2/8-9/8, 23/8, 20/9, 4/10-11/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
33 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Logie 507 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
34 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Law 119 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
35 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Logie 507 27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
36 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Law 119 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
Kirkwood KE05 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
37 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Kirkwood KD07 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
Law 113 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
38 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Law 119 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
Kirkwood KE05 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
39 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Kirkwood KD07 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
Law 113 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
40 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Law 119 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
Kirkwood KE05 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
41 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Kirkwood KD07 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
Law 113 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
42 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Law 119 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
Kirkwood KE05 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
43 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Macmillan Brown PS 208 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
Maori 251 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
44 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Law 119 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
Kirkwood KE05 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
45 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Law 119 (30/3, 18/5, 1/6)
Kirkwood KE05 (3/8-10/8, 24/8, 21/9, 5/10-12/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
46 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Law 119 (31/3, 19/5, 2/6)
Kirkwood KE05 (4/8-11/8, 25/8, 22/9, 6/10-13/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct
47 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Law 113 (31/3, 19/5, 2/6)
Kirkwood KE05 (4/8-11/8, 25/8, 22/9, 6/10-13/10)
27 Mar - 2 Apr
15 May - 21 May
29 May - 4 Jun
31 Jul - 13 Aug
21 Aug - 27 Aug
18 Sep - 24 Sep
2 Oct - 15 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 A2 Lecture Theatre (19/9)
C1 Lecture Theatre (19/9)
C2 Lecture Theatre (19/9)
C3 Lecture Theatre (19/9)
18 Sep - 24 Sep

Timetable Note

The stipulated rooms have only sufficient seats for students allocated for each lecture stream at enrolment. Serious seating problems will arise if students arbitrarily shift streams.
Tutorials will be held in LAWS101. Information regarding the timetable and tutorial enrolment will be made available via email at the start of the course.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Quiz 1 13 Mar 2017 5%
Online Quiz 2 05 May 2017 10%
Mid-Year Test One 10%
Mid-Year Test Two 19 Sep 2017 10%
Tutorial Attendance 5%
Final Examination 60%


Assessment details will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

NOTE: Assignments, tests and examinations will be assessed only once. Resubmissions or resits are not permitted.

Textbooks

Recommended Reading

D Webb, K Sanders & P Scott; The New Zealand legal system: structures and processes; 5th ed; LexisNexis, Wellington, 2010.

G Morris; Law Alive: The New Zealand Legal System in Context; 3rd ed; Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2015.

R Krever and others; Mastering law studies and law exam techniques; 8th ed; LexisNexis, Butterworths, Chatswood, 2014.

S Penk & M-R Russell; New Zealand Legal Method Handbook; Thomson Reuters, 2014.

Scragg, Richard J; The principles of legal method in New Zealand; 2nd ed; Oxford University Press, 2009.

Spiller, Peter. , Hinde, G. W; Butterworths New Zealand law dictionary; 7th ed. of Hinde & Hinde's law dictionary ; LexisNexis NZ, 2011.

All recommended texts will be available in the library. Students are not required to purchase texts.  The course coordinator will provide an introduction to the recommended texts at the start of the course.

Notes

Successful completion of this course makes students eligible for consideration for selection for Laws 200 courses.

Fees

Domestic fee $1,549.00

International fee $7,050.00

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS101 Occurrences

  • LAWS101-17W (C) Whole Year 2017