LAWS356-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Special Topic: Selected Topics in Natural Resource 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 purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to selected topics in natural resource law in New Zealand including: mining and energy law; the specific legislative, administrative and common law regimes for selected natural resources; the interaction of relevant statutes with the Resource Management Act 1991; the ability to own natural resources; the relationship of that ownership to the ownership of land; the role of private property in resource management, and Maori claims to natural resources.

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.

Globally aware

Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.




Recommended Preparation

Course Coordinator / Lecturers

Toni Collins and Elizabeth Macpherson


Adrienne Paul


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Research Submission 14 Sep 2021 50%
Final Exam 50%

Research essay (50%) and final exam (50%)
The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

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.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS356 Occurrences

  • LAWS356-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021