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  • LAWS121 (2018): Introduction to New Zealand Legal System

    20 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Grant Morris.

    An introduction to the New Zealand legal system and its relationship to government, Parliament and the Courts; the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in the legal system, and an introduction to the constitutional framework. An introduction to critical, theoretical and cultural perspectives on the legal system, including race and gender issues.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/121/2018

  • LAWS122 (2018): Introduction to Case Law

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Gordon Anderson.

    An introduction to Case Law technique and the doctrine of precedent, an introduction to Case Law reasoning skills, the social context of judicial reasoning, and the interaction between Case Law and legislation.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/122/2018

  • LAWS123 (2018): Introduction to Statute Law

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Mamari Stephens.

    An introduction to the process of legislation, the techniques of statutory interpretation and legislative drafting, the interaction with Case Law interpretation, and the impact of various other issues on interpretation principles and methods.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/123/2018

  • LAWS211 (2018): The Law of Contract

    30 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: David Mclauchlan, John Prebble.

    The general principles of the law of contract and agency. A test may be scheduled during the mid-year examination period.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/211/2018

  • LAWS212 (2018): The Law of Torts

    30 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: Bill Atkin, Graeme Austin.

    General principles of civil liability. The law as to the various kinds of torts. A test may be scheduled during the mid-year examination period.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/212/2018

  • LAWS213 (2018): Public Law

    30 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: Dean Knight.

    The principles and the working of the Constitution, the institutions of government, the exercise of public power and relations between the citizen and the state. Controls on the exercise of public power, including an introduction to judicial review.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/213/2018

  • LAWS214 (2018): Criminal Law

    30 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: Nessa Lynch, Yvette Tinsley.

    The general principles of criminal liability. The law relating to indictable and other selected offences chargeable under New Zealand law. Procedure on indictment and summary procedure (excluding evidence). A test may be scheduled during the mid-year examination period.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/214/2018

  • LAWS297 (2018): Legal Research, Writing and Mooting

    10 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: Tony Angelo.

    This course has two parts: (1) it develops skills in (i) how to prepare legal opinions and solve posed legal problems, (ii) using legal databases, (iii) how to refer to and cite legal sources; (2) it provides practice in oral argument and the preparation of written submissions. Not available to non-LLB students.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/297/2018

  • LAWS301 (2018): Property Law

    30 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: Bevan Marten.

    The history and principles of the law relating to real and personal property; choses in action and their assignment. A test may be scheduled during the mid-year examination period.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/301/2018

  • LAWS302 (2018): Advanced Torts

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    An in-depth study of selected topics in the law of torts.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/302/2018

  • LAWS303 (2017): Advanced Contract

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    An in-depth study of selected topics and specialised contracts.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/303/2017

  • LAWS304 (2018): Unjust Enrichment

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    The history, theory and redress of restitutionary claims. 100% internal assessment.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/304/2018

  • LAWS306 (2018): Remedies

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Paul Scott.

    The award and enforcement of civil remedies such as damages, specific performance, injunctions, Anton Piller orders, Mareva injunctions and rectification.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/306/2018

  • LAWS307 (2018): Sentencing and Penal Policy

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Yvette Tinsley.

    The administration, legal framework and structure of sentences. Sentencing practices and the implementation of penal policy.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/307/2018

  • LAWS308 (2018): Advanced Criminal Law

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Tony Smith.

    An in-depth examination of selected topics in criminal law including specific offences and corporate crime. This course is taught by Professor A T H Smith.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/308/2018

  • LAWS309 (2018): The Criminal Justice Process

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Yvette Tinsley.

    Examines a range of major issues in, and major institutions of, the criminal justice process: police; prosecution practice; and the trial and conviction process. 100% internal assessment.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/309/2018

  • LAWS310 (2018): Youth Justice

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Nessa Lynch.

    An examination of how children and young persons interact with the criminal justice system, with an emphasis on New Zealand. Topics include the theoretical foundations of youth justice, the operation of the youth justice system, and children and young persons as victims and participants in the criminal process.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/310/2018

  • LAWS312 (2018): Equity, Trusts and Succession

    15 points. Trimester 1,Trimester 2. Coordinator: Geoff McLay, Mark Bennett.

    An introduction to succession, trusts and the principles of equity, including the relationship between law and equity and an examination of the main equitable doctrines and remedies.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/312/2018

  • LAWS313 (2018): Maori Customary Law

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Carwyn Jones.

    An introduction to Maori customary law and customary concepts.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/313/2018

  • LAWS316 (2018): Maori Land Law

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Carwyn Jones.

    An examination of rights in Maori land both pre- and post-Treaty; the history, functions, jurisdiction and procedure of the Maori Land Court; land claims and the Waitangi Tribunal; related legal issues.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/316/2018

  • LAWS317 (2016): Special Topic: Natural Resource Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    This course explores key areas of the law and policy relating to natural resources management, including minerals, energy, water, fisheries and forestry. This includes examination of the common law principles, legislation and administrative controls governing natural resource management in New Zealand and relevant international instruments and comparative examples.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/317/2016

  • LAWS318 (2018): Resource Management Law

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Catherine Iorns Magallanes.

    An examination of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the legal framework for the sustainable management of natural and physical resources in New Zealand.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/318/2018

  • LAWS320 (2017): Advanced Public Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    An in-depth study of selected issues concerning public powers and their impact in society.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/320/2017

  • LAWS321 (2018): Administrative Law

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Dean Knight.

    An overview of contemporary Administrative Law examining selected aspects of the controls on administrative action including judicial review. 100% internal assessment.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/321/2018

  • LAWS322 (2018): Judicial Review

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Eddie Clark.

    An examination of selected aspects of the statutory and common law grounds on which judicial control may be exercised over those who wield administrative powers. 100% internal assessment.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/322/2018

  • LAWS323 (2017): Legislation

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    The legislative process, lobbying, drafting, presentation of legislation, statutory interpretation, delegated and subordinate legislation, codification, and implementation of international obligations.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/323/2017

  • LAWS324 (2018): Welfare Law

    15 points. Trimester 3. Coordinator: Mamari Stephens.

    Legal and policy issues in major social welfare programmes, including social security, the benefit system, superannuation and the accident compensation system. 100% internal assessment.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/324/2018

  • LAWS325 (2017): Environmental Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    Selected topics in environmental law including different approaches to environmental protection and regulation, the development of key principles in environmental law, and current issues.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/325/2017

  • LAWS326 (2018): Australian Public Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    An introduction to Australian constitutional and administrative law with particular reference to the distribution of power between the Commonwealth and states, and the separation of federal judicial power, including its impacts on the states.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/326/2018

  • LAWS328 (2018): Law of Privacy

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    An in-depth look at privacy law and confidentiality in New Zealand and overseas, with a particular focus on privacy and the media. Specific topics include: New Zealand tort of breach of privacy, English breach of confidence action, Privacy Act 1993, Broadcasting Standards Authority privacy principles, and theoretical dimensions of privacy.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/328/2018

  • LAWS329 (2017): Legal History

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    Historical and historiographical perspectives on selected topics in the legal history of New Zealand, the Pacific and England.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/329/2017

  • LAWS330 (2018): Jurisprudence

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Mark Bennett.

    An introduction to the principal traditions, objectives and issues in European and Anglo-American jurisprudence, and a comparative introduction to Maori and indigenous jurisprudence.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/330/2018

  • LAWS331 (2018): Bill of Rights

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Claudia Geiringer.

    Theory, practice and development of the New Zealand Bill of Rights, examined through selected topics.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/331/2018

  • LAWS333 (2016): Law and Sexuality

    15 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    A study of the law as regulator and prescriber of human sexuality. Topics include the legal position of intersexuality, the extent to which the law operates to enforce heterosexuality, and queer theory as methodology and critique. Students will be divided into two separate seminar streams for the Thursday two-hour class after the mid-trimester break. Students applying to take this course need to be available at both the morning and afternoon seminar times on Thursday. Allocation into the seminar time will occur after enrolment in the course is approved.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/333/2016

  • LAWS334 (2018): Ethics and the Law

    15 points. Trimester 1,Trimester 3. Coordinator: Ata Esera.

    Legal practitioners' ethical responsibilities to their clients, the profession, the organs of justice and society. Formal standards for professional ethics and the development of transcultural ethics, especially in relation to Maori.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/334/2018

  • LAWS335 (2017): Law and Economics

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    Basic concepts and methods of economic reasoning as applied to selected problems in public and civil law.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/335/2017

  • LAWS339 (2018): Nationality, Immigration and Asylum

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    The New Zealand laws of citizenship, immigration and asylum, in the context of: ideas of nationality/citizenship and their development, reasons for migration and to encourage or discourage it, the development of prinicples and laws of asylum, comparisons with other jurisdictions.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/339/2018

  • LAWS340 (2018): International Law

    15 points. Trimester 1,Trimester 2. Coordinator: Campbell Mclachlan, Alberto Costi.

    The theory and practice of international law with special reference to the sources of international law, and the concepts of sovereignty, use of force, jurisdiction, immunity and state responsibility.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/340/2018

  • LAWS341 (2018): International Institutions

    15 points. Trimester 3. Coordinator: Guy Sinclair.

    The structure, functions and practice of international institutions with particular reference to the United Nations.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/341/2018

  • LAWS342 (2018): International Environmental Law

    15 points. Trimester 3. Coordinator: Joanna Mossop.

    International environmental law with reference to global environmental problems including ozone depletion, climate change, biodiversity, drift net fishing, Antarctica and nuclear hazards.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/342/2018

  • LAWS343 (2018): International Human Rights

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    An overview of international human rights standards and issues relating to their effective international and domestic implementation.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/343/2018

  • LAWS344 (2018): Law of the Sea

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Joanna Mossop.

    The public international law that applies to the oceans: how states establish maritime boundaries, rights and duties that exist with regard to maritime zones, the resolution of disputes, and problems with the creation and enforcement of international law in areas beyond national jurisdiction.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/344/2018

  • LAWS345 (2015): Comparative Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2015.

    Techniques and advantages of comparative legal research, and a general study of selected legal systems in their historical, political and socio-economic contexts.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/345/2015

  • LAWS347 (2018): Pacific Legal Studies

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    Selected topics on the legal systems of Pacific states including their historical development, the relationship of customs to imported and enacted law, and the implications of independence.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/347/2018

  • LAWS350 (2018): Introduction to Commercial Law

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Victoria Stace.

    An introduction to the concepts and principles of the law relating to dealings between merchants (including financiers) for the supply of goods and services in the way of trade.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/350/2018

  • LAWS351 (2017): Maritime Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    Civil admiralty jurisdiction and practice; selected maritime law topics including the carriage of goods by sea, and maritime liability regimes.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/351/2017

  • LAWS352 (2017): Banking and Finance Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    Selected topics on the regulation of banks, the banker and customer relationship, bankers' securities, documentary credits, lending and payment systems. 100% internal assessment.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/352/2017

  • LAWS353 (2018): Intellectual Property

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Susy Frankel.

    The law and indigenous treaty protection of trademarks, copyrights, patents and other types of intellectual property.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/353/2018

  • LAWS354 (2018): International Trade Law

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Susy Frankel.

    Selected topics on the law governing international economic regulation, including the World Trade Organization and regional trade agreements.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/354/2018

  • LAWS355 (2018): Employment Law

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Gordon Anderson.

    The law governing the relationship between employers and employees, individually and collectively, and their collective organisations; and selected aspects of the law governing the operation of workplaces. 100% internal assessment.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/355/2018

  • LAWS356 (2018): Competition Law

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Paul Scott.

    The law relating to restrictive practices and business acquisitions under the Commerce Act 1986.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/356/2018

  • LAWS357 (2018): Consumer Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    The implementation of consumer law; methods of protection including self-regulation, licensing, quality control of goods and services; consumer information; redress; examination of legislation and reform.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/357/2018

  • LAWS358 (2018): Insurance Law

    15 points. Trimester 3. Coordinator: Bevan Marten.

    An overview of insurance law examining selected issues of contemporary relevance.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/358/2018

  • LAWS360 (2018): Company and Partnership Law

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Matteo Solinas.

    An introduction to company and partnership law.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/360/2018

  • LAWS362 (2017): Insolvency Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    Pre-judgment and post-judgment remedies, bankruptcy, receivership, liquidations, administration and compromises.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/362/2017

  • LAWS363 (2018): Financial Markets Law

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Victoria Stace, Matteo Solinas.

    This course focuses on the law that applies when businesses raise money from the public. The laws relating to disclosure advertising, regulation of market services, trading in securities, insider trading, takeover regulation, and those relating to financial advice and the prudential supervision regime of the Reserve Bank will be discussed.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/363/2018

  • LAWS365 (2018): Elements of Taxation

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: John Prebble.

    An introduction to the principles of tax law with an emphasis on the core elements of income tax.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/365/2018

  • LAWS370 (2018): Family Law

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Bill Atkin.

    Legal issues concerning families and relationships, care of children and guardianship, child abuse, family property, family violence, and the jurisdiction and functions of the Family Court.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/370/2018

  • LAWS372 (2018): Relationship Property

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Bill Atkin.

    The law of relationship property with emphasis on separation, divorce and widowed parties.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/372/2018

  • LAWS375 (2017): Private International Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    Selected studies in the law governing civil and commercial relations and proceedings that transcend national boundaries, and the resolution of disputes.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/375/2017

  • LAWS379 (2018): Dispute Resolution

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Grant Morris.

    An introduction to different forms of dispute resolution, in particular negotiation and mediation. This course aims to develop both theoretical and practical understanding of the various approaches to resolving disputes.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/379/2018

  • LAWS380 (2018): Evidence

    15 points. Trimester 1.

    Issues of the admissibility of evidence in a trial situation and burdens of proof.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/380/2018

  • LAWS381 (2017): Civil Procedure

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    Practice and procedure in civil actions; selected topics such as jurisdiction, parties, pleadings, service, pre-trial exchange of information, interlocutory applications, trial and appellate practice.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/381/2017

  • LAWS382 (2018): Criminal Procedure

    15 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    The conduct of investigations (identification, interrogation and confessions) and the criminal trial including indictments, pre-trial motions and the judge/jury relationship.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/382/2018

  • LAWS389 (2018): Directed Individual Research

    15 points. Trimester 1,Trimester 2.

    Independent research on a topic in a student's chosen field of law. A research proposal must be submitted 4-6 weeks before the start of the trimester. See prospectus for further details.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/389/2018

  • LAWS390 (2018): Special Topic: Law of Armed Conflict

    15 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Alberto Costi.

    This course examines the law governing the conduct of hostilities once the decision to resort to force has been taken. It covers the laws governing the means and methods of warfare and those regarding "protected" groups hors de combat in times of armed conflict and occupation.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/390/2018

  • LAWS391 (2017): Special Topic: Climate Change and the Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    This course focuses on legal and policy approaches to mitigating greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change. It examines the principle findings of climate science, global climate negotiations, and the current international legal agreements. It concludes with a comparative survey of national climate laws and policies, especially those in New Zealand.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/391/2017

  • LAWS392 (2018): Special Topic: Comparative Corporate Governance

    15 points. Trimester 3. Coordinator: Matteo Solinas.

    This course examines the governance structure of companies on a comparative and inter disciplinary basis. The focus will be on the regulation of agency problems arising between the board and share holders as a class; between the board/majority shareholders and minority shareholders; and between the board and other stakeholder groups, notably creditors and employees.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/392/2018

  • LAWS393 (2018): Special Topic: International Dispute Resolution

    15 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Petra Butler.

    A course to familiarise students with the different facets of international dispute resolution and some substantive matters that are the subject of international dispute resolution, including commercial litigation, arbitration and mediation, and international “public” dispute resolution.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/393/2018

  • LAWS394 (2017): Special Topic: Trade Marks

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    A detailed consideration of the law of trade marks.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/394/2017

  • LAWS395 (2017): Special Topic: Media Law

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    The course deals with many areas of media law and important topics such as defamation, privacy, contempt of court, breach of confidence, trespass, access to information under the Official Information Act, broadcasting standards and regulation (to the extent there is any) of the new media. 100% internal assessment.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/395/2017

  • LAWS396 (2017): Special Topic: Copyright

    15 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    A detailed consideration of the law of copyright.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/396/2017

  • LAWS397 (2016): Special Topic: International law and the Use of Force

    15 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    The course examines the law governing the recourse to the use of force (jus ad bellum). It covers its origins, explores the development of a prohibition on the use of force except in limited circumstances, as embodied in the United Nations Charter, and addresses the contentious aspects of the law.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/397/2016

  • LAWS430 (2016): Special Topic: Censorship and the Freedom of Expression

    10 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    This course will explore various aspects of the tension between preserving and regulating the freedom of expression. It will examine the philosophical bases of both censorship and freedom of expression, as well as their implementaion into New Zealand Law and elsewhere. Co-taught with LAWS 530.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/430/2016

  • LAWS431 (2017): Special Topic: Advanced Administrative Law

    10 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    This course examines key aspects of administrative law across the common law world, with a particular emphasis on the broad issues in the field (as opposed to the minutiae of the doctrine). These include the purpose of administrative law and its role within the administrative state, the foundational principles of judicial review, and how judicial scrutiny should be calibrated. Co-taught with LAWS 531.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/431/2017

  • LAWS432 (2018): Special Topic: Comparative Indigenous Law

    10 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Carwyn Jones.

    This course examines approaches to Indigenous peoples’ rights/legal issues in countries such as Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand as well as other jurisdictions in the Pacific and the Americas. In doing so, the course provides a comparative perspective on the recognition and implementation of the rights of Indigenous peoples. Co-taught with LAWS 532.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/432/2018

  • LAWS433 (2018): Special Topic: Regulating Labour and Work

    10 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Gordon Anderson.

    This course will examine examples of how the law Regulates labour markets and working conditions domestically and internationally: for example access to labour markets, the use of labour in supply chains, the establishment and enforcement of working conditions, security of employment for workers obliged to provide personal service whether or not as an employee. Co-taught with LAWS 533.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/433/2018

  • LAWS434 (2018): Special Topic: The Communication of Law

    10 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Dean Knight.

    This course is about the communication of law, looking at the transmission of law from those creating it to its various audiences. The principal purpose is to examine and evaluate rules, processes, and practices relating to the communication of legal norms, rules, rulings and activities. This course is co-taught with LAWS 534

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/434/2018

  • LAWS435 (2018): Special Topic: National and International Law Making

    10 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Ken Keith.

    This course will examine and evaluate, by reference to particular areas of law, the many different ways in which human beings have been making law for their families, their tribes, their villages, their states, their regions and for the world, and for their social, religious, trade, and other groups. Co-taught with LAWS 535

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/435/2018

  • LAWS436 (2018): Special Topic:

    10 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    Co-taught with LAWS 536.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/436/2018

  • LAWS437 (2017): Special Topic: Patent Law

    10 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    This course provides the foundations necessary to understand and both New Zealand and Australian patent law and how that law operates in a global context. Topics include the patent examination and grant systems, infringement, non-infringing uses and the policy and functions of patent law. Co-taught with LAWS 537.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/437/2017

  • LAWS438 (2018): ST: Negotiation and Mediation

    10 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Grant Morris.

    This course looks at issues in negotiation and mediation, with particular emphasis on the New Zealand context. Students can evaluate different approaches to negotiation and mediation, examine how negotiation and mediation are included in statutory regimes, and make comparisions with other jurisdictions. Co-taught with LAWS 538.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/438/2018

  • LAWS439 (2018): Special Topic: Issues in Crime, Penal Policy and Sentencing

    10 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Nessa Lynch.

    In this seminar, students will examine issues in criminal justice, sentencing and penal policy. Students will first consider key conceptual issues such as penal populism and tolerance, alternatives to the adversarial process, risk, and the principles of the New Zealand sentencing regime. Students then build on these conceptual foundations to examine a chosen contemporary issue in the field. Co-taught with LAWS 539.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/439/2018

  • LAWS440 (2018): Special Topic: Law and Global Governance

    10 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Guy Sinclair.

    Global governance is transforming the way law, and especially international law, is understood and practiced. This course will examine the place of law in the exercise of power and authority by formal public governmental bodies, intergovernmental organizations, private institutions, and public-private hybrids. It will critically evaluate the most important theoretical and conceptual approaches; identify the legal ideas and techniques that make global governance possible in its many forms; and consider its relationship with liberalism, imperialism, decolonisation, and globalisation. Co-taught with LAWS 540.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/440/2018

  • LAWS441 (2018): Special Topic:

    10 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    not offered in 2016 Co-taught with LAWS 541.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/441/2018

  • LAWS442 (2018): Special Topic: Offshore Trusts Law

    10 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Mark Bennett.

    The course looks at the use of trusts in wealth management, particularly in ‘offshore’ jurisdictions. It considers how ‘home’ jurisdictions counter such uses of trusts, with reference to taxation, anti-money laundering, insolvency, and family property / forced heirship claims. Co-taught with LAWS 542.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/442/2018

  • LAWS443 (2017): Special Topic: Intl Intellectual Property

    10 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    This course provides the knowledge and analytical tools necessary to apply the rule of internat ional intellectual property (including copyright, patents and trade marks) to fact situations in a global context. Topics include international treaty obligations and relevant dispute settlement regimes, including at the World Trade Organization and investment tribunals to intellectual property. Co-taught with LAWS 543

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/443/2017

  • LAWS444 (2016): Special Topic: Topics in Environmental Law

    10 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    In this course, students will analyse how an environmental issue is treated by the law and whether that treatment is adequate, or how the law could be changed to achieve a better environmental outcome. Co-taught with LAWS 544.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/444/2016

  • LAWS445 (2017): ST: INDIGENOUS LAND ISSUES

    10 points. Course not offered in 2017.

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    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/445/2017

  • LAWS446 (2017): Special Topic: International and Comparative Labour Law

    10 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    THe legal and institutional structure of international and transnational labour law including the role of both private and governmental actors. THe course will consider selected topics with an internat- ional or transnational character as well as different national approaches to labour law issues. Co-taught with LAWS 546.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/446/2017

  • LAWS447 (2017): Special Topic: Foreign Relations Law

    10 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    see LAWS 547 Co-taught with LAWS 547.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/447/2017

  • LAWS448 (2018): Special Topic:

    10 points. Course not offered in 2018.

    not offered in 2016 Co-taught with LAWS 548.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/448/2018

  • LAWS449 (2018): Special Topic: Law of Contempt

    10 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Tony Smith.

    This course will examine current developments in the law of contempt in New Zealand and the UK, arising from the work of the Law Commissions in both jurisdictions. Issues such as juror use of the internet for "research", whether the law should be reduced to a codified form (with inherent jurisdiction being abolished), the distinct- ions (if any) between criminal and civil contempts and the justifications for using summary procedures when liberty of the person is at stake. This course will be taught by Professor A T H (Tony) Smith. Co-taught with LAWS 549.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/449/2018

  • LAWS450 (2018): Special Topic:

    10 points. Course not offered in 2018.

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    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/450/2018

  • LAWS489 (2018): Research Essay

    15 points. Trimester 1 + 2.

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    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/489/2018

  • LAWS504 (2018): International Trade Law

    30 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Susy Frankel.

    Students in this course will study key legal agreements, dispute settlement processes and related issues in international trade, including the World Trade Organisation agreements relating to goods, services and intellectual property and dispute settlement (GATT, SPS, SCM, GATS, TRIPS and the DSU) and the Trans- Pacific Partnership Agreement and examples of free trade agreements.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/504/2018

  • LAWS520 (2018): Special Topic: Private Law: Shifting Boundaries

    40 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: Bevan Marten.

    This course will examine the interaction between contract, tort, equity, property and restitution / Unjust enrichment. It will engage with emerging theoretical approaches, and evaluate the place of obligations scholarship in the common law world. Participants will develop both a deeper and broader understanding of private law.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/520/2018

  • LAWS521 (2018): Special Topic: International Arbitration and Dispute Settlement

    40 points. Trimester 1 + 2.

    This course explores law and procedure applicable in international and dispute resolution, including international commercial arbitration, investor- state arbitration, inter-state arbitration, the International Court of Justice and other forms of inter-state dispute settlement.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/521/2018

  • LAWS522 (2018): Special Topic: Public Law: State, Power and Accountability

    40 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: Eddie Clark, Dean Knight.

    This course allows students to explore a wide range of issues relating to the state, the allocation and exercise of public power, and accountability for the exercise of that power. The principal goal of the course is the production of a high-quality research paper addressing a particular issue in public law. The topic for the research paper may fall within the traditional and broad ambit of constitutional or administrative law or may focus on particular spheres of public law such as the Treaty of Waitangi, Bill of Rights, public regulation and accountability, or local government.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/522/2018

  • LAWS523 (2018): Special Topic: Mergers and Acquisitions

    40 points. Trimester 1 + 2. Coordinator: Matteo Solinas.

    The course will examine the economic justifications for corporate control transactions and, adopting a comparative perspective, it will consider the regulation of takeovers starting from the historical development, scope, form and territorial boundaries.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/523/2018

  • LAWS524 (2017): Special Topic: Principles of International Financial Law

    40 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    The course offers a conceptual scheme for analysing financial law as a whole, with illustrative examples from various sectors. The aim of the course is to make the subject accessible and to offer students a critical understanding of the fundamental regulatory narratives and types of financial positions.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/524/2017

  • LAWS525 (2017): Special Topic: International Commercial Contracts

    40 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    International commercial contracts, in particular sale of goods contracts, from their negotiation to their enforcement are the focus of this paper. The course explores several areas of law: private international law, the United Nations Convention on Contracts for International Sale of Goods, international dispute resolution, INCOTERMS and insurance in regard to international contracts.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/525/2017

  • LAWS526 (2017): Special Topic: Law Reform and Policy

    40 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    How does policy shape what the law becomes, and how does the law and its values shape policy development? This is a course about the interaction of the law and of policy, about using lawyer's knowledge and skills to change the law, and through it, the world in which we live.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/526/2017

  • LAWS527 (2018): Special Topic: Law of Armed Conflict

    40 points. Trimester 2 + 3. Coordinator: Alberto Costi.

    The seminar will examine the principles and rules of the law of armed conflict, assess their implementation and enforcement at the domestic and global levels, and evaluate the application of the law in past and current international and non-international armed conflicts.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/527/2018

  • LAWS528 (2016): Special Topic: Water Law and Policy

    40 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    Water law is rapidly changing, driven in part by claims for indigenous rights to water. This course outlines the water law reform process in Australia in terms of water quality, enviromental water and consumptive allocation frameworks, and forms a comparative analysis of developments in New Zealand. The course considers models for incorporating indigenous rights to water. Note: this course will be taught in an intensive style (full days 12-16 September) by Professor Lee Godden. Simulcast live with Auckland based students.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/528/2016

  • LAWS529 (2016): Special Topic: Constitutional Change and Government Law

    40 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    An examination of constitutional change in New Zealand and the lessons to be learned. The participants, processes, products and underlying principles. Among the changes are the Ombudsman, the Official Information Act, the Waitangi Tribunal, the Bill of Rights, the electoral system and the Court system. Note: this course will be taught in an intensive style by Sir Kenneth Keith over 5 week days in November.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/529/2016

  • LAWS530 (2018): Special Topic: New Zealand and Australian Copyright and Designs Law

    20 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Graeme Austin.

    This course focuses on the protection of designs for products in Australian and New Zealand law. It also provides an overview of Australian and New Zealand copyright law, with a particular focus on the designs / copyright law interface. The course also covers designs law practice.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/530/2018

  • LAWS531 (2018): Special Topic: International Tax: Law and Policy

    20 points. Trimester 2.

    Students in this course will study key domestic law provisions, international treaties, dispute settlement processes and related issues in international tax law (including the role of the OECD, extra-territorial legislation and how tax affects other international agreements such as free trade agreements).

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/531/2018

  • LAWS532 (2018): Special Topic: Comparative Indigenous Law

    20 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Carwyn Jones.

    This course examines approaches to Indigenous peoples’ rights/legal issues in countries such as Canada, USA, Australia and New Zealand as well as other jurisdictions in the Pacific and the Americas. In doing so, the course provides a comparative perspective on the recognition and implementation of the rights of Indigenous peoples. Co-taught with LAWS 432.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/532/2018

  • LAWS533 (2018): Special Topic: Regulating Labour and Work

    20 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Gordon Anderson.

    This course will examine examples of how the law Regulates labour markets and working conditions domestically and internationally: for example access to labour markets, the use of labour in supply chains, the establishment and enforcement of working conditions, security of employment for workers obliged to provide personal service whether or not as an employee. Co-taught with LAWS 433.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/533/2018

  • LAWS534 (2018): Special Topic: The Communication of Law

    20 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Dean Knight.

    This course is about the communication of law, looking at the transmission of law from those creating it to its various audiences. The principal purpose is to examine and evaluate rules, processes, and practices relating to the communication of legal norms, rules, rulings and activities. This course is co-taught with LAWS 434

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/534/2018

  • LAWS535 (2018): Special Topic: National and International Law Making

    20 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Ken Keith.

    This course will examine and evaluate, by reference to particular areas of law, the many different ways in which human beings have been making law for their families, their tribes, their villages, their states, their regions and for the world, and for their social, religious, trade, and other groups. Co-taught with LAWS 435.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/535/2018

  • LAWS536 (2018): Special Topic: Trade Mark and Unfair Competition

    20 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Susy Frankel.

    More New Zealand and Australian businesses depend on trade marks than any other form of intellectual property. The course will cover key areas and topical issues in trade mark law, including registered trade marks passing off and geographical indications in both Australia and New Zealand. This course will also examine how trade marks operate in domestic and international trade.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/536/2018

  • LAWS537 (2018): Special Topic: Patent Law

    20 points. Trimester 3.

    This course provides the foundations necessary to understand both New Zealand and Australian patent law and how that law operates in a global context. Topics include the patent examination and grant systems, infringement, non-infringing uses and the policy and functions of patent law.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/537/2018

  • LAWS538 (2018): Special Topic: Negotiation and Mediation

    20 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Grant Morris.

    This course looks at issues in negotiation and mediation, with particular emphasis on the New Zealand context. Students can evaluate different approaches to negotiation and meditation, examine how negotiation and mediation are included in statutory regimes, and make comparisons with other jurisdictions. Co-taught with LAWS 438.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/538/2018

  • LAWS539 (2018): Special Topic: Issues in Crime, Penal Policy and Sentencing

    20 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Nessa Lynch.

    In this seminar, students will examine issues in criminal justice, sentencing and penal policy. Students will first consider key conceptual issues such as penal populism and tolerance, alternatives to the adversarial process, risk, and the principles of the New Zealand sentencing regime. Students then build on these conceptual foundations to examine a chosen contemporary issue in the field. Co-taught with LAWS 439.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/539/2018

  • LAWS540 (2018): Special Topic: Law and Global Governance

    20 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Guy Sinclair.

    Global governance is transforming the way law, and especially international law, is understood and practiced. This course will examine the place of law in the exercise of power and authority by formal public governmental bodies, intergovernmental organizations, private institutions, and public-private hybrids. It will critically evaluate the most important theoretical and conceptual approaches; identify the legal ideas and techniques that make global governance possible in its many forms; and consider its relationship with liberalism, imperialism, decolonisation, and globalisation. Co-taught with LAWS 440.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/540/2018

  • LAWS541 (2017): Special Topic: Law of Privacy

    20 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    This course will examine the meaning and value of privacy and analyse its protection in New Zealand law. It will focus particularly on the practical operation of the Privacy Act 1993; the common law’s response to privacy concerns in New Zealand, England and wider common law world; and theoretical conceptions of privacy and its importance. All prospective student and enrolment enquiries should be directed to jonathan.dempsey@vuw.ac.nz, ph: +64 4 463 6341 postgraduate administrator.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/541/2017

  • LAWS542 (2018): Special Topic: Offshore Trusts Law

    20 points. Trimester 1. Coordinator: Mark Bennett.

    The course looks at the use of trusts in wealth management, particularly in ‘offshore’ jurisdictions. It considers how ‘home’ jurisdictions counter such uses of trusts, with reference to taxation, anti-money laundering, insolvency, and family property / forced heirship claims. Co-taught with LAWS 442.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/542/2018

  • LAWS543 (2017): Special Topic: Intl Intellectual Property

    20 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    This course provides the knowledge and analytical tools necessary to apply the rule of international intellectual property (including copyright, patents and trade marks) to fact situations in a global context. Topics include international treaty obligations and relevant dispute settlement regimes, including at the World Trade Organization and investment tribunals to intellectual property. co-taught with LAWS 443

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/543/2017

  • LAWS544 (2016): Special Topic: Topics in Environmental Law

    20 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    In this course, students will analyse how an environmental issue is treated by the law and whether that treatment is adequate, or how the law could be changed to achieve a better environmental outcome. Co-taught with LAWS 444.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/544/2016

  • LAWS545 (2017): ST:INDIGENOUS LAND ISSUES

    20 points. Course not offered in 2017.

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    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/545/2017

  • LAWS546 (2017): Special Topic: International and Comparative Labour Law

    20 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    The legal and institutional structure of international and transnational labour law including the role of both private and governmental actors. The course will consider selected topics with an inter national or transnational character as well as different national approaches to labour law issues. Co-taught with LAWS 446

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/546/2017

  • LAWS547 (2017): Special Topic: Foreign Relations Law

    20 points. Course not offered in 2017.

    What legal principles govern the external exercise of the public power of states within common law legal systems? Foreign Relations Law tackles three fundamental issues: the distribution of the foreign relations power on individual rights; and the treatment of the foreign state within the municiple legal system. This course focuses in particular on the interaction between international law and the law of the four Anglo-Commonwealth states: New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. Co-taught with LAWS 447.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/547/2017

  • LAWS548 (2016): Special Topic: Advanced Mediation

    20 points. Course not offered in 2016.

    This course examines the key theoretical concepts and practical skills of advanced mediation, which can be applied by both mediators and advocates in mediation. Taught by Annabel Shaw and Geoff Sharp. 500 level only. Block taught.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/548/2016

  • LAWS549 (2018): Special Topic: Law of Contempt

    20 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Tony Smith.

    This course will examine current developments in the law of contempt in New Zealand and the UK, arising from the work of the Law Commissions in both jurisdictions. Issues such as juror use of the internet for "research", whether the law should be reduced to a codified form (with inherent jurisdiction being abolished), the distinctions (if any) between criminal and civil contempts and the justific ations for using summary procedures when liberty of the person is at stake. This course will be taught by Professor A.T.H (Tony) Smith Co-taught with LAWS 449.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/549/2018

  • LAWS550 (2018): Special Topic: Internship

    20 points. Trimester 2. Coordinator: Kate Tokeley.

    The intern is placed with a law office, court, voluntary organisation, government department or similar agency. There the intern will be assigned various tasks including a component of serious legal research. The intern does not receive any payment for the work done on placement. Note: This internship is currently only available to international students.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/550/2018

  • LAWS551 (2018): ST: New Zealand and Australian Intellectual Property Law

    10 points. Trimester block dates.

    This course provides an advanced level overview of IP law, including the commonalities and differences between New Zealand and Australian patent, trade mark, copyright, design and related rights such as plant variety rights and confidential information. The trans-Tasman relationship will be discussed in the context of international obligations.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/551/2018

  • LAWS580 (2015): Introduction to the Common Law

    10 points. Course not offered in 2015.

    Basic concepts of common law including sources of law, private law, public law, precedent and the relationship between common law and statute.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/580/2015

  • LAWS581 (2018): Advanced Legal Study

    10 points. Trimester 1,Trimester 2. Coordinator: Tony Angelo, Kate Tokeley.

    Research methodologies, legal theories and basic skills required for successful postgraduate study in law.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/581/2018

  • LAWS582 (2018): Legal Writing

    30 points. Trimester 1 + 2,Trimester 2 + 3,Trimester 3 + 1.

    Independent research on a topic in a student's chosen field of law subject to the approval of the Director of Postgraduate Studies. The paper's supervisor will have expertise in the subject area of the research. This major piece of writing demands significant planning, organisation and management of time.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/582/2018

  • LAWS591 (2018): Thesis

    120 points. Full Year.

    LLM thesis.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/591/2018

  • LAWS592 (2018): Dissertation

    90 points. Full Year.

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    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/592/2018

  • LAWS593 (2018): Research Portfolio

    90 points. Full Year.

    A portfolio encompassing two courses and research papers completed on related and approved topics.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/593/2018

  • LAWS690 (2018): Law for PhD

    120 points. Full Year.

    https://www.victoria.ac.nz/courses/laws/690/2018