LAWS205-20W (C) Whole Year 2020

Land Law

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 history and principles of land law.

Land Law is one of the compulsory "core" subjects of the Law course.  The primary aims of the course are:
•  To develop your understanding of the main concepts and principles of Land Law in New Zealand, including some introduction to equitable concepts;  
and
•  To develop your skills in applying these concepts and principles to solve problems.

Please note:  Related courses - LAWS393 Advanced Land Law, (offered every alternate year, and was offered in 2019); LAWS376 Resource Management Act 1991: Selected Issues, which is offered each year; LAWS314 Environmental Law, Policy and Society; and LAWS319 Environmental Law, Conservation and the Public Interest.

Learning Outcomes

  • Like other courses in the Law School, Land Law aims to develop skills considered important for lawyers, whether or not you choose to enter private legal practice.  These skills include capacity to:
  •  read and interpret legislation
  •  read and analyse cases
  •  solve problems by reasoned analysis
  •  put forward arguments clearly and persuasively
  •  evaluate critically existing legal principles and institutions.
    • 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.

Pre-requisites

Timetable Note

Tutorials in LAWS205 will be held according to the timetable you will be given at the start of Term One.  Enrolment in Tutorials will be advised via email closer to the start of the course.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Elizabeth Toomey

Lecturers

Toni Collins and Elizabeth Macpherson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Take Home Test 28 Apr 2020 25%
Essay 29 May 2020 10%
Final Examination 65%


Assessment will include an evening test (Tuesday 28 April), and may include a compulsory Essay and a Final Examination.

The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Toomey, E; New Zealand Land Law; 3rd edition; Thomson Reuters, 2017.

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,644.00

International fee $8,000.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 290

For further information see Faculty of Law.

All LAWS205 Occurrences

  • LAWS205-20W (C) Whole Year 2020