LAWS393-15S1 (C) Semester One 2015

Advanced Land Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 23 February 2015
End Date: Sunday, 28 June 2015
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 6 March 2015
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 22 May 2015


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 2016.


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


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Elizabeth Toomey


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Evening Test 30 Mar 2015 40%
Take Home Test 03 Jun 2015 60%

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 $737.00

International fee $3,450.00

* 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 .

All LAWS393 Occurrences

  • LAWS393-15S1 (C) Semester One 2015