LAWS356-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Nature, Resources and the Law

This occurrence is not offered in 2022 – offered in alternate years

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 July 2022
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2022
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 31 July 2022
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 2 October 2022


The purpose of this course is to provide students with an introduction to law and policy regulating the use and protection of selected natural resources in Aotearoa | New Zealand (including water, fisheries, climate, minerals/petroleum/gas, energy, biodiversity, landscapes and forestry). It will examine natural resources law and policy-making in Aotearoa within the broader regional Pacific and global context. The course will engage with some of the theoretical challenges for the regulation of natural resources, such as: the recognition of Maori (and Indigenous) rights to natural resources and their governance; the purposes of environmental regulation, including the influence of the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ and more ‘ecocentric’ approaches; whether natural resources can be ‘owned’ and the role of private property and markets in resource management. The course will place Aotearoa| New Zealand law and policy in its regional and global context, drawing on examples from domestic comparative and international law, and pay attention to interdisciplinary perspectives from beyond law.



Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $845.00

International fee $4,313.00

* 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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  • LAWS356-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022 - Not Offered – offered in alternate years