LAWS206-21W (C) Whole Year 2021

Public Law

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 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 concerns the functioning of central government, involving an
examination of the three cultural branches of government - the executive, the legislature and the courts. It involves the study of law, politics, history and convention. Administrative law concerns judicial review of executive and official action. It involves study of citizens’ rights in dealing with central government, public decision-makers and local bodies.

Students will acquire knowledge of the workings of the constitution and will engage critically with developments within the discipline.

Students will learn the role and place of the Treaty of Waitangi in New Zealand's legal system and will understand the nature of biculturalism in New Zealand.

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.

Pre-requisites

Co-requisites

Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Wednesday 11:00 - 12:00 A1 Lecture Theatre
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 13:00 K1 Lecture Theatre (25/2-1/4, 29/4-3/6)
A1 Lecture Theatre (22/7-26/8, 16/9-21/10)
22 Feb - 4 Apr
26 Apr - 6 Jun
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct
Lecture C
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 09:00 - 10:00 K1 Lecture Theatre (23/2-30/3, 27/4-1/6)
Haere-roa 118 Ngaio Marsh 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
Tutorial A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (9/3, 23/3, 11/5, 3/8, 28/9, 12/10)
Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab (20/7)
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
02 Tuesday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (16/3, 30/3, 18/5, 10/8, 5/10, 19/10)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (27/7)
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
03 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (9/3, 23/3, 11/5, 3/8, 28/9, 12/10)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (20/7)
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
04 Tuesday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (16/3, 30/3, 18/5, 10/8, 5/10, 19/10)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (27/7)
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
05 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 445 (10/3, 24/3, 12/5)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (21/7)
Jack Erskine 241 (4/8, 29/9, 13/10)
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
06 Wednesday 10:00 - 11:00 Jack Erskine 445 (17/3, 31/3, 19/5)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (28/7)
Jack Erskine 441 (11/8, 6/10, 20/10)
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
07 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (10/3, 24/3, 12/5, 4/8, 29/9, 13/10)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (21/7)
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
08 Wednesday 13:00 - 14:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
09 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 307 (10/3, 24/3, 12/5, 4/8, 29/9, 13/10)
Meremere 110 Computer Lab (21/7)
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
10 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Psychology - Sociology 307
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
11 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 409
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
2 Aug - 8 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
12 Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00 Meremere 409
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
9 Aug - 15 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
13 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (11/3, 25/3, 13/5, 5/8, 30/9, 14/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (22/7)
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
14 Thursday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (18/3, 1/4, 20/5, 12/8, 7/10, 21/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (29/7)
15 Mar - 21 Mar
29 Mar - 4 Apr
17 May - 23 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct
15 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (12/3, 26/3, 14/5, 6/8, 1/10, 15/10)
Rehua 008 Computer Lab (23/7)
8 Mar - 14 Mar
22 Mar - 28 Mar
10 May - 16 May
19 Jul - 25 Jul
2 Aug - 8 Aug
27 Sep - 3 Oct
11 Oct - 17 Oct
16 Friday 10:00 - 11:00 Meremere 104 Moot Room (19/3, 21/5, 13/8, 8/10, 22/10)
Ernest Rutherford 464 Computer Lab (30/7)
15 Mar - 21 Mar
17 May - 23 May
26 Jul - 1 Aug
9 Aug - 15 Aug
4 Oct - 10 Oct
18 Oct - 24 Oct

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 / Lecturers

John Hopkins and Philip Joseph

Dr John Hopkins is the Course Supervisor for LAWS206 in Semester One and Prof Philip Joseph is the Course Supervisor for LAWS206 in Semester Two.

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Mid-Year Test 30%
Essay 20 Aug 2021 20%
Final Examination 50% Final Exam


Assessment will include a mid-year test and a compulsory Essay and a Final Examination.

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

Textbooks / Resources

Recommended Reading

Joseph, Philip A; Constitutional and administrative law in New Zealand; 4th edition; Brookers Ltd, 2014.

Course links

Library portal

Notes

This is a compulsory core course for the LLB degree.

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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 320

For further information see Faculty of Law.

All LAWS206 Occurrences

  • LAWS206-21W (C) Whole Year 2021