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LAWS101 The Legal System

(a) Historical introduction to the New Zealand legal system and its antecedents. Introduction to statutory interpretation; (b) Case analysis, legal reasoning and the judicial process.

Paper title The Legal System
Paper code LAWS101
Subject Law
EFTS 0.3000
Points 36 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,900.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,160.00

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Two three-hour examinations.
Eligibility
Students able to enrol at the University of Otago are able to take LAWS101 The Legal System
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Mark Henaghan
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Teaching Arrangements
Legal History - Professor Jacinta Ruru, Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Legislation: Dr Mary Foley; Case Analysis: Professor Mark Henaghan
Textbooks
All course materials for this paper are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper you should be able to:
  • Write a legal opinion using a statute as the source of the law
  • Write a legal opinion using case law as the source of law
  • Orally argue a case by relating the facts to primary legal materials
  • Write an essay on an issue of legal history
  • Write a critical essay on an area of law that identifies the basis for the criticism, evaluates argument for and against change and demonstrates independent reading and a well-justified conclusion

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Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 18-22
L2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 18-22
AND one stream from
M1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
M2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
N1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
N2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22
AND one stream from
O1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
O2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
P1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-18, 20-22
P2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-18, 20-22
AND one stream from
Q1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Q2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T2 Monday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T3 Monday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T5 Monday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T6 Monday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T7 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T8 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T9 Monday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T10 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T11 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T12 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T13 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T14 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T15 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T16 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T17 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T18 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T20 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T21 Wednesday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T22 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T23 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T24 Thursday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T25 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T26 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T27 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T28 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T29 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T30 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T31 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T32 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T33 Thursday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T35 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-14, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T37 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T39 Friday 11:00-11:50 10-14, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T40 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-14, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T41 Friday 13:00-13:50 10-14, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T42 Friday 14:00-14:50 10-14, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41
T43 Friday 15:00-15:50 10-14, 17-22, 28-34, 36-41

(a) Historical introduction to the New Zealand legal system and its antecedents. Introduction to statutory interpretation; (b) Case analysis, legal reasoning and the judicial process.

Paper title The Legal System
Paper code LAWS101
Subject Law
EFTS 0.3000
Points 36 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2018 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Two three-hour examinations.
Eligibility
Students able to enrol at the University of Otago are able to take LAWS101 The Legal System
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Professor Mark Henaghan
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Teaching Arrangements
Origins of Government- Professor Jacinta Ruru, Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Case Analysis: Professor Mark Henaghan
Textbooks
All course materials for this paper are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper you should be able to:
  • Write a legal opinion using a statute as the source of the law
  • Write a legal opinion using case law as the source of law
  • Orally argue a case by relating the facts to primary legal materials
  • Write an essay on an issue of legal history
  • Write a critical essay on an area of law that identifies the basis for the criticism, evaluates argument for and against change and demonstrates independent reading and a well-justified conclusion

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system
Blackboard

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
L2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22
AND one stream from
M1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
M2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
N1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
N2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
AND one stream from
O1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
O2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
P1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-13, 15-22
P2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-13, 15-22
AND one stream from
Q1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Q2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T2 Monday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T3 Monday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T4 Monday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T5 Monday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T6 Monday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T7 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T8 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T9 Monday 17:00-17:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T10 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T11 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T12 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T13 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T14 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T15 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T16 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T17 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T18 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T19 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T20 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T21 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T22 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 10-13, 15-16, 18-22, 28-34, 36-41
T23 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T24 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T25 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T26 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T27 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T28 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T29 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T30 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T31 Thursday 17:00-17:50 10-13, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T32 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-12, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T33 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-12, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T34 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-12, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T35 Friday 11:00-11:50 10-12, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T36 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-12, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T37 Friday 13:00-13:50 10-12, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41
T38 Friday 14:00-14:50 10-12, 15-22, 28-34, 36-41