LAWS393-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017

Advanced Land Law

15 points
20 Feb 2017 - 25 Jun 2017


Advanced study of contemporary concepts of real property. This course is offered in alternate years.

This course provides further in-depth study of several concepts of real property introduced in the second-year Laws 205 course Land Law.

The concepts explored are all current issues.  They comprise recent developments in title fraud, the rights of creditors, restrictive covenants and other contemporary problems encountered by property owners.  Where relevant, the correlation to the Te Ture Whenua Maori Act 1993 with Torrens title is also studied.

The course seeks to give students a thorough knowledge of the topics presented.  Selected case studies are used to aid understanding.  All topics are carefully chosen to inter-relate, reflecting the practical reality that no legal problem can be treated in isolation.  Students are encouraged to adopt a lateral approach to the problems presented.  Wherever possible, the course is run on a seminar-type basis.

Students enrolling for this course should normally have completed the LAWS 205 Land Law course.

This course is offered only in alternate years.  It will NOT be offered in 2018.


(i) LAWS101; and (ii) LAWS110; (iii) LAWS205


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Elizabeth Toomey


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Evening Test One 06 Apr 2017 50%
Evening Test Two 31 May 2017 50%

The assessment for this course may consist of a research essay and a take home test.  The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

There is no final examination.  This course is 100% internally assessed.

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.

For further information see School of Law.

All LAWS393 Occurrences

  • LAWS393-17S1 (C) Semester One 2017