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LAWS436 Commercial and Consumer Law

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The principles of the law relating to the sale of goods, consumer guarantees, deceptive practices and consumer credit.

Freedom of contract has given way to detailed statutory regulation in the interests of consumer protection. This paper considers the more important forms of that regulation against the background of general sales law and economic theories of consumer behaviour. In particular, it examines consumer guarantees, fair trading and consumer credit legislation.

Paper title Commercial and Consumer Law
Paper code LAWS436
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $679.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,212.40

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LAWS 202 and 66 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Teaching staff

Associate Professor Barry Allan

Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
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

Students who successfully complete this paper will have a detailed knowledge of

  • Sales law
  • Consumer Law
  • Consumer Credit Law

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Not offered in 2021, expected to be offered in 2022

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system