LAWS206-19W (C) Whole Year 2019

Public Law

30 points
18 Feb 2019 - 10 Nov 2019

Description

The principles and working of the constitution, the institutions of government, the exercise of public power and relations between the citizen and the state. Controls on the exercise of public power, including an introduction to judicial review.

The subject provides students with an understanding of the New Zealand constitution – its history, institutions, laws and conventions.  It covers two broad areas of law – constitutional law and administrative law.  Constitutional law is concerned with the functioning of central government, administrative law with judicial review of executive and official action.  The former involves the study of law, politics, history and convention, the latter involves study of the citizens’ rights in dealing with central government, public decision-makers and local bodies.

Learning Outcomes

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 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 15:00 - 16:00 A1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 13:00 - 14:00 K1 Lecture Theatre 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room 4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
02 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room 4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
03 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room 4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
04 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room 4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
05 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room 4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
06 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room 4 Mar - 10 Mar
18 Mar - 24 Mar
13 May - 19 May
29 Jul - 4 Aug
16 Sep - 22 Sep
7 Oct - 13 Oct
07 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room 11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
08 Wednesday 09:00 - 10:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 (22/5)
Meremere 104 Moot Room (13/3, 27/3, 7/8, 25/9, 16/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
09 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Jack Erskine 111 (23/5)
Meremere 104 Moot Room (14/3, 28/3, 8/8, 26/9, 17/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
10 Thursday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 443 (23/5)
Meremere 104 Moot Room (14/3, 28/3, 8/8, 26/9, 17/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
11 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 460 (23/5)
Meremere 104 Moot Room (14/3, 28/3, 8/8, 26/9, 17/10)
11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct
12 Friday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room 11 Mar - 17 Mar
25 Mar - 31 Mar
20 May - 26 May
5 Aug - 11 Aug
23 Sep - 29 Sep
14 Oct - 20 Oct

Examination and Formal Tests

Test A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 K1 Lecture Theatre 6 May - 12 May
02 Thursday 18:30 - 20:30 Meremere 108 Lecture Theatre 6 May - 12 May

Timetable Note

Tutorials in LAWS206 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

Philip Joseph

Lecturers

John Hopkins and Elizabeth Macpherson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Test 09 May 2019 25%
Essay 29 Mar 2019 10%
Tutorial Attendance 5%
Final Examination 60% Final Exam


Assessment for this course may be by way of a Test (Thursday 9 May 2019, 6.30-8.30pm), a compulsory Essay and a Final Examination.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Joseph, PA; Constitutional & Administrative Law in New Zealand; 4th ed; Thomson Reuters, 2014.

Course links

Library portal

Notes

This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,612.00

International fee $7,550.00

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

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 260

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS206 Occurrences

  • LAWS206-19W (C) Whole Year 2019