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LAWS515 Resource Management Law

2021 information for papers will be published in early September. 

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 0.1250
Points 15 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $982.00
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,898.50

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LAWS 315, LAWS 415
Limited to
Teaching staff

Professor Ceri Warnock

Course materials 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
  • Students will develop a good foundational knowledge of resource management law, practice and procedures.
  • Students will develop their ability to question and critique the law.
  • Students will develop their general learning and research skills.
  • Students will gain the skills and confidence to advise and represent clients in resource management law.

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Second Semester

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
L1 Tuesday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 10:00-10:50 28-34, 36-41