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LAWS401 Children and the Family Justice System

Socio-legal examination of children’s participation, safety and wellbeing in NZ’s family justice system and international cross-border proceedings. Considers how research influences legal policy and practice in family dispute resolution internationally.

Paper title Children and the Family Justice System
Paper code LAWS401
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School
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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Contact

Faculty of Law

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Nicola Taylor

Textbooks

Course materials available from the Faculty.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, Information literacy, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

On completion of this paper students will be able:

  • To demonstrate an understanding of demographic trends, the history of childhood, theories of child development and well-being, and their influence on the law and professional practice with children, young people and their families/whānau.
  • To examine the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and the structure and operation of New Zealand’s Family Court and out-of-court dispute resolution processes for private law proceedings.
  • To identify socio-legal research methodologies and their value/limitations in the child and family law field.
  • To compare and contrast domestic child and family law with international legal developments.
  • To critically examine the application and coherence of legal principles and rules, and professional and cultural competencies, when making decisions about children’s post- separation care arrangements.

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Timetable

Summer School

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 18:00-20:50 4-5
Thursday 18:00-20:50 4-5
Saturday 10:00-14:50 6
Saturday 10:00-15:50 5
Sunday 10:00-15:50 5