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A critical examination of principles and global developments that underpin New Zealand’s family justice system, focusing upon ways the law impacts upon children, young people, parents, caregivers, families/whānau.
Law and procedures concerning the formation and breakdown of family relationships,
and the relationship between family and state. Legal recognition of theories of human
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(s)||Semester 1
Semester 1 (Distance learning)
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,009.63|
|International Tuition Fees||Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.|
- LAWS 311, LAWS 411, LAWS 511
- Limited to
- MBHL, PGDipBHL
- Teaching staff
Course readings are available via eReserve.
- 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 the paper will:
- 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