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    Introduction to NZ immigration and refugee law, including citizenship, visas, refugee status, deportation and judicial review.

    About this paper

    Paper title Immigration and Refugee Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    96 LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to

    Teaching staff

    Dr Lili Song


    Recommended reading:

    "Immigration and Refugee Law" - Doug Tennent; Katy Armstrong; Peter Moses (3rd edition, LexisNexis, 2017),

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Research.
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    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this paper, students will be able to:

    • Understand the phenomenon of migration and forced migration
    • Understand theories and practice of immigration and refugee law
    • Understand and explain the legal concepts of citizenship, visa, refugee status, protected person status and deportation
    • Understand and apply the provisions of the New Zealand Citizenship Act 1977 and the New Zealand Immigration Act 2009
    • Critically reflect on the relations between state interest and the human rights of individuals evident in immigration and refugee law and policy
    • Design and execute a research project on immigration and refugee law


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system


    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
    Tuesday 10:00-10:50 29-35, 37-42
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