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LAWS465 Law and Society

Examines the modern business corporation from a 'law in context' perspective. It takes an interdisciplinary approach and investigates selected historical, political and philosophical issues connected to the modern business corporation as well as legal issues.

This paper covers topics such as the rise of the modern business corporation, Legal Theory and the modern business corporation, legal regulation and the modern business corporation and reforming the modern business corporation.

Paper title Law and Society
Paper code LAWS465
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period First Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $646.20
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,856.00

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LAWS 201, LAWS 202, LAWS 203, LAWS 204
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
(i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) May not be credited together with LAWS472 passed in 1999-2001.
Teaching staff
Associate Professor Michael Robertson
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
At the end of the paper students should have acquired the ability to critically evaluate existing conceptions of corporate roles, rights and practices.

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First Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22
Thursday 15:00-15:50 9-13, 15-22