LAWS101-21W (C) Whole Year 2021

Legal System: Legal Method and Institutions

30 points

Details:
Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 21 March 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 27 August 2021

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 including tikanga Māori;
  • 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 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre (23/2-30/3, 27/4-1/6)
K1 Lecture Theatre (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Tuesday 15:00 - 16:00 A3 Lecture Theatre (23/2-30/3, 27/4-1/6)
C2 Lecture Theatre (20/7-24/8, 14/9-19/10)
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Wednesday 15:00 - 16:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
02 Friday 16:00 - 17:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
02 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 116
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
03 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
04 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
05 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
06 Monday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
07 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
08 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
09 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
10 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
11 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 116
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
12 Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
13 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
14 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
15 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
16 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 (10/3, 31/3, 5/5, 19/5, 2/6)
E13 (28/7, 11/8, 25/8, 6/10, 20/10)
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
17 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 116
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
18 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
19 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
20 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 116
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
21 Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
22 Wednesday 16:00 - 17:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
23 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
24 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
25 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
26 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
27 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
28 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 119
8 Mar - 14 Mar
3 May - 9 May
17 May - 23 May
31 May - 6 Jun
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
23 Aug - 29 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
Workshop A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 10:00 - 11:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
02 Monday 11:00 - 12:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
03 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
04 Monday 12:00 - 13:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
05 Monday 13:00 - 14:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
06 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
3 May - 9 May
07 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
08 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
09 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
10 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
11 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
12 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
13 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
14 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
15 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
16 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
17 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
18 Thursday 13:00 - 14:00 1 Mar - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 9 May
19 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 1 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 9 May
20 Tuesday 12:00 - 13:00 1 Mar - 28 Mar
26 Apr - 9 May

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 K1 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
02 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
10 May - 16 May
03 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
04 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 E5 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
05 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 E6 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
06 Thursday 18:30 - 20:00 E16 Lecture Theatre
10 May - 16 May
Test B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 C1 Lecture Theatre
13 Sep - 19 Sep
02 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 C2 Lecture Theatre
13 Sep - 19 Sep
03 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 C3 Lecture Theatre
13 Sep - 19 Sep
04 Tuesday 18:30 - 20:00 Eng Core 222 & 223 Drawing Office
13 Sep - 19 Sep

Timetable Note

In previous years, LAWS101 has been streamed, meaning lectures have been delivered twice on each lecture day.  In 2021, lectures will not be streamed.  Lectures will be delivered only once each lecture day.

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 , Adrienne Paul and Jonathan Folwell

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

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Evening Test 1 13 May 2021 15%
Mid-Year Test 10%
Evening Test 2 14 Sep 2021 10%
Final Exam 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.

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 $1,662.00

International fee $8,400.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS101 Occurrences

  • LAWS101-21W (C) Whole Year 2021