LAWS101-13W (C) Whole Year 2013

Legal System: Legal Method and Institutions

30 points
18 Feb 2013 - 10 Nov 2013

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.

The objectives of Laws 101 are:
•  To introduce you to the framework of the law, the techniques of legal reasoning and the analysis of legal materials;
•  To provide you with practice in case analysis and feedback on your progress through the tutorial programme;
•  To familiarise you with New Zealand's contemporary legal institutions; and
•  To interest you in current issues of importance to the New Zealand Legal System.

Learning Outcomes

  • A successful student will, by the end of this course, be able to demonstrate an understanding of legal institutions, including:
  •  The structure of the New Zealand courts;
  •  The role of legal services in the legal system; and
  •  The role of dispute resolution in the legal system.

    A successful student will also be able to demonstrate competence in legal method, including:
  •  Case Analysis;
  •  Statutory Interpretation; and
  •  Legal Reasoning.

Co-requisites

Lectures
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday 9:00am-10:00am C3 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 31 Mar,
22 Apr - 2 Jun,
8 Jul - 4 Aug,
2 Sep - 13 Oct
Wednesday 8:00am-9:00am A2 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 31 Mar,
22 Apr - 2 Jun,
8 Jul - 4 Aug,
2 Sep - 13 Oct
Thursday 8:00am-9:00am A2 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 31 Mar,
29 Apr - 2 Jun,
8 Jul - 4 Aug,
2 Sep - 13 Oct
or Stream 02 Monday 8:00am-9:00am C3 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 31 Mar,
22 Apr - 2 Jun,
8 Jul - 4 Aug,
2 Sep - 13 Oct
Wednesday 9:00am-10:00am A2 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 31 Mar,
22 Apr - 2 Jun,
8 Jul - 4 Aug,
2 Sep - 13 Oct
Thursday 4:00pm-5:00pm A2 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 31 Mar,
29 Apr - 2 Jun,
8 Jul - 4 Aug,
2 Sep - 13 Oct

Tutorials
Streams Day Time Where Notes
Stream 01 Monday 9:00am-10:00am Psychology - Sociology 151 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 02 Monday 10:00am-11:00am Psychology - Sociology 151 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 03 Monday 10:00am-11:00am Erskine 243 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 04 Monday 11:00am-12:00pm Psychology - Sociology 151 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 05 Monday 11:00am-12:00pm Erskine 241 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 06 Monday 12:00pm-1:00pm Psychology - Sociology 251 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 07 Monday 12:00pm-1:00pm Erskine 241 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 08 Monday 2:00pm-3:00pm Erskine 242 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 09 Tuesday 1:00pm-2:00pm Erskine 243 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 10 Tuesday 2:00pm-3:00pm Erskine 243 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 11 Tuesday 4:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 243 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 12 Tuesday 5:00pm-6:00pm Erskine 243 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 13 Wednesday 4:00pm-5:00pm Erskine 244 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 14 Wednesday 5:00pm-6:00pm Erskine 244 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 15 Thursday 9:00am-10:00am Erskine 121 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 16 Thursday 10:00am-11:00am Erskine 242 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 17 Thursday 10:00am-11:00am Erskine 121 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 18 Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm Erskine 121 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 19 Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm Erskine 241 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 20 Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm Erskine 241 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 Sep
Stream 21 Thursday 2:00pm-3:00pm Kirkwood KG06 4 Mar - 10 Mar,
25 Mar - 31 Mar,
6 May - 12 May,
27 May - 2 Jun,
22 Jul - 28 Jul,
5 Aug - 11 Aug,
9 Sep - 15 Sep,
23 Sep - 29 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
Tutorials in Laws 101 will be held according to the timetable in the "Laws 101 Tutorial Book".  Enrolment in Tutorials will be advised via email closer to the start of the course.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Debra Wilson

Lecturers

Chris Gallavin , Karen Scott , Simon Dorset , David Rowe and Che Ekaratne

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Mid-Year Test One 15%
Mid-Year Test Two 13 Aug 2013 15%
Online Quiz One 5%
Online Quiz Two 5%
Final Examination 60%


Each student’s final mark is arrived at by a combination of marks for in-term assessment(s) and the final examinations.  The assessment details will be advised at the commencement of the course.

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

Examination and Formal Tests

Test Friday 21 Jun 2013 9:30am-11:30am  
Test Tuesday 13 Aug 2013 6:30pm-8:30pm C1 Lecture Theatre , C2 Lecture Theatre , C3 Lecture Theatre

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Scragg, Richard J; The principles of legal method in New Zealand; 2nd ed; Oxford University Press, 2008.

Recommended Reading

Burrows, J F and Carter, R I; Statute Law in New Zealand; 4th ed; LexisNexis, 2009.

Krever, Richard E., Barkehall Thomas, Susan; Master law studies and law exam techiques; 7th ed; LexisNexis NZ, 2011.

Morris, Grant; Law alive : the New Zealand legal system in context; 2nd ed; Oxford University Press, 2012.

Orange, Claudia; The Treaty of Waitangi; Bridget Williams Books, 2011.

Spiller, Peter., Hinde, M.S., Hinde, G.W; Butterworths New Zealand law dictionary; 7th ed; LexisNexis NZ, 2011.

Webb, Duncan et al; The New Zealand legal system : structures and processes; 5th ed; LexisNexis, 2010.

Williams, Glanville Llewelyn , Smith, A. T. H; Glanville Williams - learning the law; 14th ed. ; Sweet & Maxwell /Thomson Reuters, 2010.

Notes

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

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,363.00

International fee $6,525.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Law.

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