LAWS376-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017

Resource Management Act 1991: Selected Issues

15 points
17 Jul 2017 - 19 Nov 2017

Description

This course is designed for students wishing to study selected issues in resource management law and sustainability.The course focuses on the Resource Management Act 1991 and investigates various statutory provisions in this Act as they relate to contemporary issues. Current issues include contentious issues such as water rights, wind farms, emissions and sequestration, and iwi involvement. At least for the next three years, the interface between the RMA and the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Act 2011 will be studied as events unfold in Christchurch. Practitioners skilled in resource management issues will be invited to give guest lectures.

This course is designed for students wishing to study selected issues in resource management law and sustainability. The course focuses on the Resource Management Act 1991, and investigates various statutory provisions in the Act as they relate to contemporary issues.

This year, there are many contemporary issues from which to choose.  I have selected some very relevant ones from which a student can gain a thorough understanding of the way the Resource Management Act 1991 operates.

The course is not designed to be a formal note-writing session of two hours a week.  Wherever possible, it will be run on a seminar-type basis.  Discussion is greatly encouraged.  Students are also encouraged to use this course to advance their research skills.  The Library staff will help you find research project material.

At least one guest lecturer is involved.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, it is hoped that students have gained an invaluable insight into the Act’s process and into its complexity.  This will be invaluable in any law firm.

Pre-requisites

(i) LAWS101; and (ii) LAWS110

Co-requisites

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Elizabeth Toomey

Lecturer

Elizabeth Macpherson

Assessment

Assessment Due Date Percentage 
End of Term Test One 24 Aug 2017 50%
End of Term Test Two 16 Oct 2017 50%


Assessment details to be advised.  The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $775.00

International fee $3,525.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 15 people apply to enrol.

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS376 Occurrences

  • LAWS376-17S2 (C) Semester Two 2017