LAWS303-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Advanced Employment Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


The course aims to provide a sound academic grounding in key areas of advanced employment law. It will examine the key topics of freedom of association, unions, collective bargaining and strikes and lockouts, as well as selected topics drawn from areas such as institutional employment law, discrimination, occupational safety and health, and privacy.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Reflect on the factors that shape employment law and its implementation;
2. Understand and articulate a range of different models developed by industrial relations;
3. Identify a number of perspectives and approaches to employment conflicts to help explain the operation of industrial relations systems;
4. Critically examine how some of the contemporary challenges impact employment relations;
5. Assess critically the role of the judiciary in employment law;
6. Identify employment issues in New Zealand and International legal context and construct responses to those issues;  
7. Communicate orally in a persuasive and effective manner.

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.





Timetable 2021

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 12:00 - 14:00 A5 Lecture Theatre
19 Jul - 29 Aug
13 Sep - 24 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Annick Masselot


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Legal Opinion 13 Sep 2021 45%
Published Blog 14 Oct 2021 45%
Blog Comments 21 Oct 2021 10%

For full details please see separate documents on Learn and discussed in Week 1.

Textbooks / Resources

Reading will be posted on Learn prior to each seminar.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $831.00

International fee $4,200.00

* 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.

For further information see Faculty of Law.

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  • LAWS303-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021