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LAWS455 Māori Land Law

Legal issues concerning Māori land holding, including occupation and use.

Issues explored in this paper include the economic and business opportunities afforded to owning and managing Māori land, including the implications for building on Māori land and raising finance; the role of tikanga Māori in utilising and retaining Māori land; restricted testamentary freedom and relationship property issues unique to Māori land; Māori land trusts and incorporations; and title reconstruction issues concerning partition, easements and landlocked land. The expanding jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court is discussed, including discussion in the context of the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 and Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.

Paper title Māori Land Law
Paper code LAWS455
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $633.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,720.00

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Mr Leo Watson
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
Students will be introduced to and gain an understanding of the legal principles applicable to Māori land and the broader jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 09:00-12:50 9, 11, 13, 17, 19, 21

Legal issues concerning Māori land holding, including occupation and use.

Issues explored in this paper include the economic and business opportunities afforded to owning and managing M?üori land, including the implications for building on M?üori land and raising finance; the role of tikanga M?üori in utilising and retaining M?üori land; restricted testamentary freedom and relationship property issues unique to M?üori land; M?üori land trusts and incorporations; and title reconstruction issues concerning partition, easements and landlocked land. The expanding jurisdiction of the M?üori Land Court is discussed, including discussion in the context of the M?üori Fisheries Act 2004 and M?üori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.

Paper title Māori Land Law
Paper code LAWS455
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First 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
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Mr Leo Watson
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
Students will be introduced to and gain an understanding of the legal principles applicable to MÄori land and the broader jurisdiction of the MÄori Land Court.

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Timetable

First Semester

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
L1 Friday 10:00-12:50 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 21