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    An introduction to New Zealand's legal framework. The law relating to different business structures with emphasis on companies. An overview of the legal requirements for raising capital.

    About this paper

    Paper title Business Law Relating to Entities
    Subject Business Law
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    54 points from Commerce Schedule C
    LAWS 203, 307, 407
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    Mr Gerard De Courcy

    Joanne Westgate

    Paper Structure

    Terms Test 30%

    Final Exam 70%

    Teaching Arrangements

    This paper is taught via lectures and tutorials.


    Hubbard, Thomas and Varnham (2013) Principles of Law for New Zealand Business Students 5th ed. Pearson, Auckland.

    Guidebook to New Zealand Companies and Securities Law - 9th Edition

    • Published: Jul 2018
    • Book Code: 1389Z
    • eBook Code: 1389ZEB
    • ISBN: 9780864759849 (Book)
    • ISBN: 9781775472483 (eBook)
    Course outline

    View the course outline for BLAW211

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of New Zealand law and the central role played by the government.
    • Demonstrate the skills necessary to identify the sources of law.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the place of the Treaty of Waitangi in the New Zealand legal system.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of Property Law.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the law of business organisations.


    Semester 1

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    L1 Monday 17:00-17:50 9-13, 16, 18-22
    Tuesday 17:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22
    Wednesday 17:00-17:50 9-13, 15-22


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    T1 Monday 10:00-10:50 12-13, 15-22
    T3 Monday 13:00-13:50 12-13, 15-22
    T4 Monday 14:00-14:50 12-13, 15-22
    T5 Thursday 09:00-09:50 12-13, 15-16, 18-22
    T6 Thursday 10:00-10:50 12-13, 15-16, 18-22
    T8 Thursday 15:00-15:50 12-13, 15-16, 18-22
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