LAWS205-16W (C) Whole Year 2016

Land Law

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 22 February 2016
End Date: Sunday, 13 November 2016
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 4 March 2016
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 2 September 2016


The history and principles of land law.

Land Law is one of the compulsory "core" subjects of the Law course.  The primary aims of the course are:
•  To develop your understanding of the main concepts and principles of Land Law in New Zealand, including some introduction to equitable concepts;  
•  To develop your skills in applying these concepts and principles to solve problems.

Like other courses in the Law School, Land Law aims to develop skills considered important for lawyers, whether or not you choose to enter private legal practice.  These skills include capacity to:
•  read and interpret legislation
•  read and analyse cases
•  solve problems by reasoned analysis
•  put forward arguments clearly and persuasively
•  evaluate critically existing legal principles and institutions.

Please note:  Related courses - LAWS393 Advanced Land Law, (offered every alternate year, and will be offered in 2017); LAWS376 Resource Management Act 1991: Selected Issues, which is offered each year; LAWS314 Environmental Law, Policy and Society; and LAWS319 Environmental Law, Conservation and the Public Interest.


Timetable Note

Tutorials in LAW 205 will be held according to the timetable you will be given at the start of Term One.  Enrolment in Tutorials will be advised via email closer to the start of the course.

Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Elizabeth Toomey


David Round and Ben France-Hudson


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Midsessional Test 10 May 2016 25%
Essay 06 Apr 2016 10%
Final Examination 65%

The course may be assessed by way of a midsessional test, a compulsory essay and a final examination.  The assessment will be confirmed in the first week of lectures.

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Bennion, Brown, Thomas and Toomey; New Zealand Land Law ; 2nd ed;

Course links

Library portal

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,519.00

International fee $6,900.00

* 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.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 250

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS205 Occurrences

  • LAWS205-16W (C) Whole Year 2016