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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.
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.
LAWS101 and LAWS110
Students must attend one activity from each section.
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.
and Elizabeth Macpherson
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.
Constitutional & Administrative Law in New Zealand;
Thomson Reuters, 2014.
This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.
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.
Maximum enrolment is 260
For further information see
School of Law.