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    The principles of the law relating to the sale of goods, consumer guarantees, deceptive practices and consumer credit.

    Freedom of contract has given way to detailed statutory regulation in the interests of consumer protection. This paper considers the more important forms of that regulation against the background of general sales law and economic theories of consumer behaviour. In particular, it examines consumer guarantees, fair trading and consumer credit legislation.

    About this paper

    Paper title Commercial and Consumer Law
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    LAWS 202 and 66 further LAWS points
    Pre or Corequisite
    Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
    Limited to
    LLB, LLB(Hons)
    Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
    Teaching staff

    Dr Dawn Duncan


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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will have a detailed knowledge of:

    • Sales law
    • Consumer Law
    • Consumer Credit Law


    Not offered in 2024

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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