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BLAW211 Business Law Relating to Entities

An introduction to New Zealand’s legal framework and the law of commercial transactions, different forms of business and the legal requirements relating to these organisations.

Paper title Business Law Relating to Entities
Paper code BLAW211
Subject Business Law
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $912.00
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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54 points from Commerce Schedule C
ACTB 203, BLAW 203
Schedule C
May not be taken concurrently with or after having passed LAWS203, LAWS204, LAWS307 or LAWS407.
Teaching staff

Mr Gerard De Courcy

Joanne Westgate

Paper Structure

Terms Test 30%

Final Exam 70%

Teaching Arrangements

This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.


Hubbard, Thomas and Varnham (2013) Principles of Law for New Zealand Business Students 5th ed. Pearson, Auckland.

Guidebook to New Zealand Companies and Securities Law - 9th Edition

  • Published: Jul 2018
  • Book Code: 1389Z
  • eBook Code: 1389ZEB
  • ISBN: 9780864759849 (Book)
  • ISBN: 9781775472483 (eBook)
Course outline

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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of New Zealand law and the central role played by the government.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to identify the sources of law.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in the New Zealand legal system.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Property Law.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the law of business organisations.

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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-13, 15-16, 18-22
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 10:00-10:50 12-15, 18-22
T3 Monday 13:00-13:50 12-15, 18-22
T4 Monday 14:00-14:50 12-15, 18-22
T5 Thursday 09:00-09:50 12-15, 17-22
T6 Thursday 10:00-10:50 12-15, 17-22
T8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 12-15, 17-22