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LAWS350 Lawyers, Clients, and the Profession

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Form a broad perspective on the role of the lawyer, lawyering as a profession, lawyering skills, and lawyers’ relationships to clients. Consider the future of legal services.

Paper title Lawyers, Clients, and the Profession
Paper code LAWS350
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $679.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,212.40

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96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
May not be credited together with LAWS475 passed in 2018 and 2019.
Teaching staff

Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin

Teaching Arrangements

This paper will be taught as a blend of online learning and three in-person workshops. It is essential that students can access Blackboard with a good internet connection so that they can engage with the online component of this course. Students will be assigned to a discussion group in Blackboard to support their learning and to complete activities. Students must also plan to attend the three inperson workshops held at the Auckland Campus. The examination for the paper (70% of the final grade) can be taken at the Auckland or Dunedin Campus.


Course Materials

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

This paper will explore the nature of the legal profession, the clients of lawyers and the future of legal practice. It will draw on empirical studies of the legal profession and literature in the field of legal ethics and legal futures.

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Summer School

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 17:00-19:50 3
Saturday 10:00-15:50 3, 6