LAWS101-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Legal System: Legal Method and Institutions

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 17 February 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 13 March 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 21 August 2020

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 course introduces students to tikanga Māori as a customary source of law and provides introductions to the international legal system and civil systems of law.

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.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Biculturally competent and confident

      Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.

Restrictions

Co-requisites

Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 - (23/4-28/5)
A1 Lecture Theatre (20/2-19/3, 16/7-20/8, 10/9-15/10)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 - (23/4-28/5)
K1 Lecture Theatre (20/2-19/3, 16/7-20/8, 10/9-15/10)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 15:00 - 16:00 - (24/4-29/5)
K1 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3, 17/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 - (24/4-29/5)
A1 Lecture Theatre (21/2-20/3, 17/7-21/8, 11/9-16/10)
17 Feb - 22 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 - (11/3-18/3, 22/4, 14/10)
Online Delivery (25/3, 29/4-27/5)
A1 Lecture Theatre (19/2-4/3, 15/7-19/8, 9/9-7/10)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
02 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 - (25/3, 22/4)
Online Delivery (29/4-27/5)
A1 Lecture Theatre (19/2-18/3, 15/7-19/8, 9/9-14/10)
17 Feb - 29 Mar
20 Apr - 31 May
13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
03 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
04 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
05 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 409 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
06 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
07 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 113 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
08 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
09 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
10 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
11 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
12 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
13 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
14 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
15 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
16 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
17 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
18 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
19 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
20 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
21 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
22 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
23 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
24 Thursday 16:00 - 17:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
25 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
26 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
27 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 116 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
28 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 113 2 Mar - 15 Mar
20 Apr - 26 Apr
11 May - 17 May
25 May - 31 May
27 Jul - 2 Aug
10 Aug - 23 Aug
21 Sep - 27 Sep
5 Oct - 11 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 10 May
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 10 May
03 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
4 May - 10 May
04 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
05 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
06 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
07 Tuesday 14:00 - 15:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
08 Tuesday 16:00 - 17:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
09 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
10 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
11 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
12 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 24 Feb - 29 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
13 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
14 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
15 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
16 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
17 Friday 09:00 - 10:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May
18 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 24 Feb - 22 Mar
27 Apr - 10 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre 7 Sep - 13 Sep
02 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre 7 Sep - 13 Sep
03 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre 7 Sep - 13 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.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Simon Dorset

Lecturers

Toni Collins , Shea Esterling , Sascha Mueller , Karen Scott , Jan Jakob Bornheim , Adrienne Paul and Jonathan Folwell

Lecturers in the course in recent years have included the above lecturers.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Online Quiz 29 Apr 2020 15%
Test Two 10%
Test Three 08 Sep 2020 10%
Final Examination 65%


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

Assessment in LAWS101 is subject to the New Zealand Council of Legal Education's Guidelines issued pursuant to the Professional Examination in Law Regulations 2008. The NZCLE requires there must be a final examination that counts for no less than 60% of the final grade for the course.

LAWS101 will be assessed by way of three tests and one final examination.  While final assessment details will be confirmed in the first week of lectures, the dates for the three tests are as follows:
Test 1 : Wednesday 29 April (evening)
Test 2 : Held in the mid-year examination period
Test 3 : Tuesday 8 September (evening).

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

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Morris, Grant; Law alive : the New Zealand legal system in context; 4th edition; Thomson Reuters New Zealand Ltd, 2019.

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

S Penk & M-R Russell; New Zealand Law: Foundations and Method; 2nd ed; Thomson Reuters, 2018.

Scragg, Richard J.1948- , Scragg, Richard J; The principles of legal method in New Zealand; 3rd edition; Thomson Reuters, 2016.

Spiller, Peter , Hinde, G. W; New Zealand law dictionary; Ninth edition of Hinde & Hinde's law dictionary; LexisNexis NZ Limited, 2019.

Webb, Duncan , Ruru, Jacinta, Scott, Paul; The New Zealand legal system : structures and processes; 6th edition;

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 (along with its co-requisite LAWS110) makes students eligible for consideration for selection for Laws 200 courses.

Students seeking to complete a BCJ degree ONLY (or a BCJ alongside any degree other than the LLB) should NOT enrol in this course or LAWS110.  Such students should take CRJU150 and CRJU160.  

Students seeking to complete a BCJ alongside an LLB should take LAWS101 and LAWS110 and NOT enrol in CRJU150 and CRJU160.  

First year students in the LLB and/or BCJ can obtain enrolment advice from the Liaison Office.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,644.00

International fee $8,000.00

* 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.

All LAWS101 Occurrences

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