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LAWS475 Special Topic 6

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The nature of the legal profession, the clients of lawyers and the future of legal practice.

This paper examines three major topics:

  1. The history and structure of the legal profession, including legal education
  2. Client needs and lawyers' relationships with clients
  3. The future of legal practice, including disruptive technological change

Particular emphasis is placed on examining skills needed for legal practice now and in the future. Materials drawn on include sociological and empirical studies of the profession, legal ethics, and scholarly and popular work on legal futures.

Paper title Special Topic 6
Paper code LAWS475
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
(i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) Summer School students who have not passed the normal prerequisites, or are not taking the programmes specified above, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of Law.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin
Teaching Arrangements

This paper will be taught as a blend of online learning and three in-person workshops. It is essential that students can access Blackboard with a good internet connection so that they can engage with the online component of this course. Students will be assigned to a discussion group in Blackboard to support their learning and to complete activities. Students must also plan to attend the three in-person workshops held at the Wellington Campus. The examination for the paper (70% of the final grade) can be taken at the Wellington or Dunedin Campus.

Textbooks
Course materials will be provided.
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

This paper will explore the nature of the legal profession, the clients of lawyers and the future of legal practice. It will draw on empirical studies of the legal profession and literature in the field of legal ethics and legal futures.

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Timetable

Not offered in 2021

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

Animal welfare and rights are of increasing importance around the world. This paper compares global animal law issues, their impact upon international trade and the possibility of international regulation.

Animal welfare and rights are of increasing importance around the world. This paper compares global animal law issues, their impact upon international trade and the possibility of international regulation.

Paper title Special Topic 6: Global and Comparative Animal Law
Paper code LAWS475
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Summer School (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
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
Notes
(i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) Summer School students who have not passed the normal prerequisites, or are not taking the programmes specified above, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of Law.
Contact
law@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff

Ms Danielle Duffield

Paper Structure

Part A: Comparative Animal Law

  • Introduction to Animal Law: The Rise of a Global Movement
  • Animal law in the United Kingdom
  • Animal Law in the European Union
  • Animal Law in the Americas
  • Animal Law in Asia
  • Animal Law in Australia

Part B: Global Animal Law

  • Animal Law and International Law 
  • Animal Law and International Trade Law
Textbooks
Course materials will be provided.
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes

This paper seeks to achieve the following learning outcomes for the students:

Familiarisation with and an understanding of current and evolving major animal law issues arising in different regions of the world with the confidence to engage in critical analysis of these issues

Familiarisation with and an understanding of the relationship between international law and domestic animal welfare law

Familiarisation with and an understanding of the impact of international trade law on domestic animal welfare law

Development of knowledge, skills and confidence to offer solutions to the animal law issues considered in the paper

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Timetable

Summer School

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

Lecture

Stream Days Times Weeks
Attend
A1 Tuesday 18:00-19:50 3
Thursday 18:00-19:50 3
Saturday 10:00-15:50 2-3
Sunday 10:00-15:50 2-3