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    An introduction to the law of contract and property. An introduction to the law of torts with an emphasis on negligence, especially in a professional context. An introduction to relationship property and insolvency law.

    About this paper

    Paper title Business Law Relating to Obligations
    Subject Business Law
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $937.50
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    BLAW 211
    LAWS 202, LAWS 301
    Schedule C
    Teaching staff

    Mr Gerard De Courcy

    Joanne Westgate

    Paper Structure

    Mid Term  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.
    Course outline

    View the course outline for BLAW212

    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 the fundamentals of law of contract.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of consumer law.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of the law of torts.
    • Demonstrate a basic knowledge of insolvency law.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    L1 Monday 17:00-17:50 29-35, 37-42
    Wednesday 17:00-17:50 29-35, 37-42
    Thursday 17:00-17:50 29-35, 37-42


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    Attend one stream from
    T1 Tuesday 09:00-09:50 31-35, 38-41
    T2 Tuesday 11:00-11:50 31-35, 38-41
    T3 Thursday 10:00-10:50 31-35, 38-41
    T4 Thursday 12:00-12:50 31-35, 38-41
    T5 Thursday 14:00-14:50 31-35, 38-41
    T6 Thursday 15:00-15:50 31-35, 38-41
    T7 Thursday 16:00-16:50 31-35, 38-41
    T8 Friday 11:00-11:50 31-35, 38-41
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