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BLAW212 Business Law Relating to Obligations

An introduction to the general law of contract, including property and insolvency.

Paper title Business Law Relating to Obligations
Paper code BLAW212
Subject Business Law
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (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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BLAW 211
ACTB 202, BLAW 202
Schedule C
May not be taken concurrently with or after having passed LAWS202.
Teaching staff

Mr Gerard De Courcy

Joanne Westgate

Paper Structure

Mid Term  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.
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 the fundamentals of law of contract.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of consumer law.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of the law of torts.
  • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of insolvency law.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Monday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 17:00-17:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
T1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 31-34, 36, 38-41
T2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 31-34, 36, 38-41
T3 Thursday 10:00-10:50 31-34, 36, 38-41
T4 Thursday 12:00-12:50 31-34, 36, 38-41
T5 Thursday 14:00-14:50 31-34, 36, 38-41
T6 Thursday 15:00-15:50 31-34, 36, 38-41
T7 Thursday 16:00-16:50 31-34, 36, 38-41
T8 Friday 11:00-11:50 31-34, 36, 38-41