2021 information for papers will be published in early September.
Law and procedures concerning the formation and breakdown of family relationships, and the relationship between family and state. Legal recognition of theories of human relationships.
Family law is a central part of the general practice of law. All lawyers should have a general knowledge of family law, both for their professional and personal life. There are also a growing number of lawyers who become specialists in family law.
|Paper title||Family Law|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,344.60|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$6,237.60|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- LAWS 411, LAWS 511
- Limited to
- GDipBHL, LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
Teaching staff for 2019 to be confirmed
All course materials for this paper are provided to students at the beginning of the academic year.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship,
Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy,
Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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- Learning Outcomes
- The goal of the paper is that by the end students should be able to handle complex family law problems on behalf of a client in a confident and effective manner. They should also be able to understand and analyse the policy choices on which family law has been built.