(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|
|Teaching period||Full Year (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,130.90|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Two three-hour examinations.
Students able to enrol at the University of Otago are able to take LAWS101 The Legal System.
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- Teaching staff
- Teaching Arrangements
Origins of Government: Professor Jacinta Ruru, Senior Lecturer Stephen Smith
Case Analysis: Professor Colin Gavaghan, Ms Mihiata Pirini
Legislation: Professor Ceri Warnock
Law and Community: Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin
- 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.
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- 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