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LAWS456 Media Law

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Analysis and assessment of the law relating to the media.

Paper title Media Law
Paper code LAWS456
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2021 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $679.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,212.40

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Alex Latu

Textbooks
Course materials 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.
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Learning Outcomes
Specific to the paper.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2021

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

Analysis and assessment of the law relating to the media.

From traditional media outlets and journalistic practices to increasingly ubiquitous online publications, platforms and conduct, the media plays a significant role in our lives. This paper addresses legal areas and principles of particular relevance to media processes of information gathering and dissemination. Throughout, recurring issues of how the balance is struck in this context between free expression, privacy and other rights and expectations; and how public interest considerations are taken into account will be discussed. Students are recommended to have taken, or currently be taking, LAWS 301 Law of Torts.

Paper title Media Law
Paper code LAWS456
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for 2022 have not yet been set
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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Prerequisite
96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
Eligibility

Students are recommended to have taken, or currently be taking, LAWS 301 Law of Torts.

Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Mr Alex Latu

Textbooks

Course readings via eReserve.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

As well as providing an overview of the key doctrines, regulation and developments in this area, this paper seeks to provide students with an understanding of their theoretical underpinnings and comparative insights into how other jurisdictions have approached these issues, together with their potential impact on New Zealand.

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Timetable

Semester 2

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 15:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41