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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 is also a growing number of lawyers who become specialists in family law.
|Paper title||Family Law|
|Teaching period||Semester 1 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|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
- LAWS 311, LAWS 511
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons), MBHL
- Not all optional papers will be available in any given year.
- Teaching staff
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- 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
Students who successfully complete this paper should
- Develop understanding of how best to resolve complex multi-issue child and family law disputes on behalf of clients in a confident and effective manner
- Be able to critically analyse issues of principle and policy raised by the family justice system and its operation in practice