LAWS393-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Advanced Land Law

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


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 LAWS205 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  •  Explain the concepts of more advanced land law than in Laws 205 Land Law  
  •  Articulate equitable concepts as they relate to the studied areas of land law
  •  Read and interpret land law legislation
  •  Read and analyse land law cases
  •  Solve land law problems by reasoned analysis
  •  Put forward arguments clearly and persuasively
  •  Evaluate critically existing legal principles and institutions
  •  Explain the influence of other systems such as Tikanga Māori and English law
  •  Learn and work independently and manage their time in order to meet course deadlines.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      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.

      Globally aware

      Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.


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


Course Coordinator / Lecturer

Elizabeth Toomey


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Evening Test 01 May 2019 50%
Final Exam 50%

The assessment in this course will be by way of in class tests, one mid-semester and the other at the end of the semester.

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $806.00

International fee $3,775.00

* 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

  • LAWS393-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019