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LAWS488 Accidents and the Law

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Selected issues in how the law responds to accidents.

Paper title Accidents and the Law
Paper code LAWS488
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $679.70
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,212.40

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LAWS 301 and 96 further LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
May not be credited with LAWS474 taken in 2018 and 2019. Students who do not have the prerequisite may be admitted to the course with the approval of the Dean of the Faculty.

Faculty of Law

Teaching staff

Dr Dawn Duncan


Course materials are available from the Faculty.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Information literacy, Research.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper will

  • Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand's accident compensation scheme, including advanced understanding of select aspects of the scheme
  • Demonstrate knowledge of New Zealand's workplace safety regime
  • Engage in informed critical analysis of the choices made in those two areas of law (accident compensation and workplace safety)

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41
Wednesday 13:00-13:50 28-34, 36-41