Law and procedures concerning the formation and breakdown of family relationships, and the relationship between family and state. Legal recognition of theories of human relationships.
Family law is a central part of the general practice of law. All lawyers should have a general knowledge of family law, both for their professional and personal life. There are also a growing number of lawyers who become specialists in family law.
|Paper title||Family Law|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2020|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$672.30|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,118.80|
- 96 LAWS points
- Pre or Corequisite
- Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
- LAWS 311, LAWS 511
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons), MBHL
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- Teaching staff
Teaching staff for 2020 to be confirmed
All course materials for this paper are provided to students at the beginning of the academic year.
- 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
The goal of the paper is that by the end students should be able to handle complex family law problems on behalf of a client in a confident and effective manner. They should also be able to understand and analyse the policy choices on which family law has been built.