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Legal framework for minerals ownership, access and exploitation, governance of the electricity and gas industries; energy contracts; environmental issues for energy participants including the emissions trading scheme.
This paper will consider:
- The legal framework for minerals exploitation
- Governance of the electricity and gas industries
- Environmental issues for energy participants, including the emissions trading scheme
|Paper title||Energy Law|
|Teaching period||Not offered in 2022 (On campus)|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$691.30|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- LAWS 201
- Limited to
- LLB, LLB(Hons)
- May not be credited together with LAWS485 passed in 2010-2013 or LAWS477 passed in 2014.
- Teaching staff
- Course materials are provided by the Faculty.
- 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 will
- Understand the structure of the energy industry in New Zealand
- Identify and be able to critique the main regulatory approaches used in governing the NZ energy industry
- Identify the main challenges facing the regulation of the energy industry
- Have gained experienced in researching, evaluating and critiquing the complex case law, legislation and policy documentation prevalent in this field
- Have practised formulating and testing complex legal arguments
- Have experienced working with colleagues to formulate solutions to the problems set