LAWS376-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022

Resource Management Act 1991: Selected Issues

15 points

Details:
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

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 its reform, and investigates various statutory provisions in the Act as they relate to contemporary issues.

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 this area.

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.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this 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.

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.

Co-requisites

Timetable 2022

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00 Rehua 102
18 Jul - 28 Aug
12 Sep - 23 Oct

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Elizabeth Toomey

Assessment

Assessment details to be advised.

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

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.

Minimum enrolments

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

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS376 Occurrences

  • LAWS376-22S2 (C) Semester Two 2022