LAWS362-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024

Disasters and the Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 15 July 2024
End Date: Sunday, 10 November 2024
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 28 July 2024
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 29 September 2024


The course will cover (a) the constitutional, administrative and legislative framework for coping with disasters in New Zealand; (b) the legal impact of disasters on contractual relationships generally and on employment contracts, residential tenancies and insurance contracts; (c) disaster risk management and mitigation as it applies to legal issues. (d) a range of particular issues raised by disasters, presented by UC staff, guest lecturers or panellists. These include, but are not limited to, issues such as family law, resource management, insurance, criminal justice and law enforcement, media and privacy law issues, frustration of contract; commercial and residential tenancies and employment law as they may apply in a disaster or post-disaster context. The identification of disaster risks which may affect lawyers and legal issues and how these risks may be managed and reduced.


Timetable 2024

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 E7 Lecture Theatre (19/7-23/8, 13/9-27/9)
A6 Lecture Theatre (4/10-18/10)
15 Jul - 25 Aug
9 Sep - 20 Oct

Course Coordinator

For further information see Faculty of Law Head of Department

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $893.00

International fee $4,663.00

* 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 10 people apply to enrol.

For further information see Faculty of Law .

All LAWS362 Occurrences

  • LAWS362-24S2 (C) Semester Two 2024