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BLAW211 Business Law Relating to Entities

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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 0.1500
Points 18 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $863.25
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $4,276.80

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54 points from Commerce Schedule C
BLAW 203, ACTB 203
Schedule C
May not be taken concurrently with or after having passed LAWS 203, 204, 307 or 407.
Teaching staff
Mr David Sim
Mr Gerard De Courcy
Teaching Arrangements
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
View the course outline for BLAW 211
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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Learning Outcomes
  • 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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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-12, 19-22
Tuesday 17:00-17:50 9-12, 18-22
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 9-12, 18-22


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Monday 10:00-10:50 12-13, 19-22
T2 Monday 12:00-12:50 13, 19-22
T3 Monday 13:00-13:50 13, 19-22
T4 Monday 14:00-14:50 13, 19-22
T5 Thursday 09:00-09:50 18-22
T6 Thursday 10:00-10:50 18-22
T7 Thursday 12:00-12:50 18-22
T8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 18-22