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The LAWS101 course aims to provide a foundation in the skills of legal method, comprising case analysis, statutory interpretation and legal reasoning. It also introduces, and gives a descriptive outline of, the legal systems in Aotearoa | New Zealand and England, including the structure of the courts, the sources of law including the role of tikanga Maori, the classification of substantive law, dispute resolution and legal services. The course also provides an introduction to the international legal system.
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.
Biculturally competent and confident
Students will be aware of and understand the nature of biculturalism in Aotearoa New Zealand, and its relevance to their area of study and/or their degree.
Students must attend one activity from each section.
The course assessment for LAWS101 for 2024 is not yet finalised. Details will be published at the start of the course.
Domestic fee $1,786.00
International fee $9,325.00
* 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