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LAWS426 Insurance Law

An introduction to insurance law, with particular emphasis on the duty of utmost good faith, the types of insurance, terms unique to insurance contracts, and subrogation and contribution.

The aim of this paper is to introduce students to what is a large legal topic: Insurance Law. In addition to the topics listed above, students will also gain knowledge of some selected significant topics in contemporary insurance, such as the interpretation of exclusion clauses and the role and regulation of insurance agents.

Paper title Insurance Law
Paper code LAWS426
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2017
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
LAWS 202 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
May not be credited together with LAWS 472 passed in 2009-2011.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Jessica Palmer
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • In-depth knowledge of the most significant principles and concepts of insurance law and an ability to apply these to practical legal problems
  • Ability to conduct research by formulating a research question; identifying the information needed; and locating, retrieving, evaluating and using it effectively
  • Ability to analyse legal insurance issues logically and to consider different and often conflicting viewpoints on the appropriate policy and development of insurance law
  • Critical evaluation of weaknesses and strengths of the current law and any need for reform
  • An appreciation of recent major international events requiring insurance and some of the differences and similarities between English, Australian, Canadian, American and New Zealand law
  • Ability to communicate information and arguments effectively, both orally (in class discussions) and in writing (in essays and in legal opinions on hypothetical fact scenarios)
  • Capacity for self-directed activity and the ability to work independently.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2017

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

An introduction to insurance law, with particular emphasis on the duty of utmost good faith, the types of insurance, terms unique to insurance contracts, and subrogation and contribution.

The aim of this paper is to introduce students to what is a large legal topic: Insurance Law. In addition to the topics listed above, students will also gain knowledge of some selected significant topics in contemporary insurance, such as the interpretation of exclusion clauses and the role and regulation of insurance agents.

Paper title Insurance Law
Paper code LAWS426
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
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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Prerequisite
LAWS 202 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
May not be credited together with LAWS 472 passed in 2009-2011.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Jessica Palmer
Textbooks
Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
  • In-depth knowledge of the most significant principles and concepts of insurance law and an ability to apply these to practical legal problems
  • Ability to conduct research by formulating a research question; identifying the information needed; and locating, retrieving, evaluating and using it effectively
  • Ability to analyse legal insurance issues logically and to consider different and often conflicting viewpoints on the appropriate policy and development of insurance law
  • Critical evaluation of weaknesses and strengths of the current law and any need for reform
  • An appreciation of recent major international events requiring insurance and some of the differences and similarities between English, Australian, Canadian, American and New Zealand law
  • Ability to communicate information and arguments effectively, both orally (in class discussions) and in writing (in essays and in legal opinions on hypothetical fact scenarios)
  • Capacity for self-directed activity and the ability to work independently.

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Timetable

Second Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
AND
B1 Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41