Examines the relationship between language and law in various contexts, including the drafting and interpreting of bilingual legislation, the application of tikanga-derived concepts, and analysis and practice of effective legal writing.
This paper focuses on international taxation, based on the OECD model double tax agreement.
|Paper title||Special Topic 3: Law and Language|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2023 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$710.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- Recommended Preparation
- LAWS 302
- 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
To be confirmed when paper next offered.
- 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
Students who successfully complete this paper will have
- 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