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LAWS472 Special Topic 3: Issues in International Tax

Consideration of selected issues in international taxation.

 This paper focuses on international taxation, based on the OECD model double tax agreement.

Paper title Special Topic 3: Issues in International Tax
Paper code LAWS472
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $659.10
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,970.20

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

Emeritus Professor Hank Lischer

Dedman School of Law

Southern Methodist University

Course materials are provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Interdisciplinary perspective, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge of the basic components of taxation in New Zealand and the United States
  • Knowledge of basic tax treaties in New Zealand, United States and OECD countries
  • Knowledge of tax treaty issues
  • The ability to analyse tax treaties
  • The ability to deal with legal problems arising under tax treaties
  • The ability to adapt knowledge about New Zealand tax treaties to analysis and application of analogous overseas and international law

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Summer School

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Wednesday 18:00-19:50 2-5, 7
Thursday 18:00-19:50 2-7
Friday 18:00-19:50 6