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LAWS101 The Legal System

(a) Historical introduction to the New Zealand legal system and its antecedents. Introduction to statutory interpretation; (b) Case analysis, legal reasoning and the judicial process.

Paper title The Legal System
Paper code LAWS101
Subject Law
EFTS 0.3000
Points 36 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,977.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $8,910.60

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Two three-hour examinations.
Eligibility
Students able to enrol at the University of Otago are able to take LAWS101 The Legal System
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff


Professor Jacinta Ruru
Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Associate Professor Ceri Warnock
Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan
Dr Mary Foley

 

Teaching Arrangements

Origins of Government: Professor Jacinta Ruru, Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Case Analysis: Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan, Associate Professor Ceri Warnock
Legislation: Dr Mary Foley

Textbooks
All course materials for this paper are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper you should be able to:
  • Write a legal opinion using a statute as the source of the law
  • Write a legal opinion using case law as the source of law
  • Orally argue a case by relating the facts to primary legal materials
  • Write an essay on an issue of legal history
  • Write a critical essay on an area of law that identifies the basis for the criticism, evaluates argument for and against change and demonstrates independent reading and a well-justified conclusion

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Timetable

Full Year

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
L2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-16, 18-22
AND one stream from
M1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
M2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
N1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
N2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 9-16, 18-22
AND one stream from
O1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
O2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
P1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-16, 18-22
P2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-16, 18-22
AND one stream from
Q1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Q2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A2 Monday 10:00-10:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A3 Monday 12:00-12:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A4 Monday 13:00-13:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A5 Monday 14:00-14:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A6 Monday 14:00-14:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A7 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A8 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A9 Monday 17:00-17:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A10 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A11 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A12 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A13 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A14 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A15 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A16 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A17 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A18 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A19 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A20 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A21 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A22 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A23 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A24 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A25 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A26 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A27 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A28 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A29 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 16
Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A30 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A31 Thursday 17:00-17:50 10-16, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A32 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A33 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A34 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A35 Friday 11:00-11:50 10-15, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A36 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A37 Friday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A38 Friday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 18, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40

(a) Historical introduction to the New Zealand legal system and its antecedents. Introduction to statutory interpretation; (b) Case analysis, legal reasoning and the judicial process.

Paper title The Legal System
Paper code LAWS101
Subject Law
EFTS 0.3000
Points 36 points
Teaching period Full Year
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,016.90
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,356.40

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Schedule C
Arts and Music
Notes
Two three-hour examinations.
Eligibility
Students able to enrol at the University of Otago are able to take LAWS101 The Legal System
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Professor Jacinta Ruru
Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Associate Professor Ceri Warnock
Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan
Professor Andrew Geddis

Teaching Arrangements

Origins of Government: Professor Jacinta Ruru, Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Case Analysis: Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan, Professor Andrew Geddis
Legislation: Professor Ceri Warnock

Textbooks
All course materials for this paper are provided by the Faculty.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
By the end of the paper you should be able to:
  • Write a legal opinion using a statute as the source of the law
  • Write a legal opinion using case law as the source of law
  • Orally argue a case by relating the facts to primary legal materials
  • Write an essay on an issue of legal history
  • Write a critical essay on an area of law that identifies the basis for the criticism, evaluates argument for and against change and demonstrates independent reading and a well-justified conclusion

^ Top of page

Timetable

Full Year

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
L1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
L2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22
AND one stream from
M1 Tuesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
M2 Tuesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
N1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
N2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22
AND one stream from
O1 Wednesday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
O2 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41
AND one stream from
P1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 9-15, 17-22
P2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 9-15, 17-22
AND one stream from
Q1 Thursday 14:00-14:50 28-34, 36-41
Q2 Thursday 16:00-16:50 28-34, 36-41

Tutorial

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend one stream from
A1 Monday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A2 Monday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A3 Monday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A4 Monday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A5 Monday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A6 Monday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A7 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A8 Monday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A9 Monday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A10 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A11 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A12 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A13 Tuesday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A14 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A15 Tuesday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A16 Tuesday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A17 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A18 Wednesday 09:00-09:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A19 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A20 Wednesday 10:00-10:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A21 Wednesday 16:00-16:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A22 Wednesday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A23 Thursday 11:00-11:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A24 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A25 Thursday 12:00-12:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A26 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A27 Thursday 13:00-13:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A28 Thursday 14:00-14:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A29 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A30 Thursday 15:00-15:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A31 Thursday 17:00-17:50 10-15, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A32 Friday 09:00-09:50 10-14, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A33 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A34 Friday 10:00-10:50 10-14, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A35 Friday 11:00-11:50 10-14, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A36 Friday 12:00-12:50 10-14, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A37 Friday 13:00-13:50 10-14, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40
A38 Friday 14:00-14:50 10-14, 17, 20-22, 28, 30-33, 36-40