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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;• To develop your skills in the workplace;• The course will also include a library research component.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.
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. The skills include the 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;Develop skills in the workplace.
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.
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
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.
LAWS101 and LAWS110
LAWS203 and LAWS206
Students must attend one activity from each section.
Each term you will be given a short compulsory assignment that must be completed. This is a Terms requirement and must be completed. Each assignment will attract a Pass/Fail grade which will be released to the student. Normally, there would be four workshops (one a term) where the class is divided into four groups for a workshop assignment. COVID restrictions have made this difficult for Semester 1. The workshops will be replaced with a Zoom tutorial once a term. It is hoped to be able to re-instate workshops in the 2nd semester. You will be given plenty of notice.
Assessment may comprise of a Library Research Online Project, a mid-year test and a final examination.The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.
New Zealand Land Law
Thomson Reuters, 2017.
Domestic fee $1,737.00
International fee $8,975.00
* 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.
Maximum enrolment is 320
For further information see
Faculty of Law