How the law responds to accidents, especially with reference to compensation for accident victims.
This paper will address how the law responds to accidents. In particular, it will
focus on the detail of New Zealand's Accident Compensation scheme and the Health and
Safety regime. These important areas of law are not addressed substantively in other
Law papers at the University of Otago.
The paper will be of particular benefit to students who go on to advise accident victims or employers. It will also give students an opportunity to consider the choices available to society with respect to how we deal with causers and sufferers of accidental injury.
|Paper title||Special Topic 5: Accidents and the Law|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$646.20|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$2,856.00|
- LAWS 301
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons), MBHL
- (i) 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
- Dr Simon Connell, Faculty of Law
- Paper Structure
- Teaching Arrangements
- Course materials are provided.
- Course outline
- 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
- The specific objectives of this paper are to:
- Develop understanding of New Zealand's accident compensation scheme;
- Develop understanding of New Zealand's workplace safety regime; and
- Encourage critical analysis of the choices made in those two areas of law (accident compensation and workplace safety).