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LAWS515 Resource Management Law

An introduction to the principles of Resource Management Law.

This paper focuses upon the workings of the Resource Management Act 1991, which is the main statute regulating the use of land, air and water in New Zealand. Knowledge of resource management law is relevant to many areas of legal practice.

Paper title Resource Management Law
Paper code LAWS515
Subject Law
EFTS 0.125
Points 15 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,037.38
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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LAWS 315, LAWS 415
Limited to
Teaching staff

Professor Ceri Warnock


Course readings via eReserve.

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

Students who successfully complete this paper will:

  • Develop a good foundational knowledge of resource management law, practice and procedures
  • Develop their ability to question and critique the law
  • Develop their general learning and research skills
  • Gain the skills and confidence to advise and represent clients in resource management law

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41