Legal issues concerning Māori land holding, including occupation and use.
Issues explored in this paper include the economic and business opportunities afforded to owning and managing Māori land, including the implications for building on Māori land and raising finance; the role of tikanga Māori in utilising and retaining Māori land; restricted testamentary freedom and relationship property issues unique to Māori land; Māori land trusts and incorporations; and title reconstruction issues concerning partition, easements and landlocked land. The expanding jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court is discussed, including discussion in the context of the Māori Fisheries Act 2004 and Māori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004.
|Paper title||Māori Land Law|
|Teaching period||First Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$672.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,118.80|
- 96 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.
- More information link
- View more information on the Faculty of Law's website
- Teaching staff
- Mr Leo Watson
- 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 will be introduced to and gain an understanding of the legal principles applicable to Māori land and the broader jurisdiction of the Māori Land Court.