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Auckland Law School 1 Contents 03 Welcome from the Dean 20 Further Law Study 04 Auckland Law School Map 22 Postgraduate Law 05 2015 Law Diary 24 Academic Information for Students 06 Admission and Enrolment Procedures 29 Grading 07 Undergraduate Law 30 Mooting and Competitions 07 The LLB Degree 32 Student Clubs and Associations Conjoint Degrees 09 34 Student Support and Facilities Planning your Degree 10 37 Equity Support for Law School Students 13 Specialisations 38 Academic Staff Responsibilities Timetable 14 39 Staff of the Faculty of Law 2015 Course Supervisors 16 Let IPLS take you to the Bar PROFS - as easy as 1-2-3! 1. Select your location Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington, Dunedin, Hamilton 2. Choose your course 13 weeks (9 online & 4 onsite) “I want to finish as quickly as possible” 18 weeks (14.5 online & 3.5 onsite) “I have other things I need to do as well” 3. Create your own timetable The student common room at the IPLS Auckland centre A new intake starts every month Mix and match modules to suit your needs Student Loans & Allowances available 0800 776 376 www.ipls.org.nz
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Auckland Law School 3 Welcome from the Dean Welcome to the Auckland Law School for 2015. This is the largest law school in New Zealand and we are consistently ranked the best law school in New Zealand and one of the best in the world in the prestigious QS World University Rankings. The strength of any law school lies in the calibre of its staff and students, the resources of its library, and the support it gets from the profession and alumni. The Auckland Law School is very fortunate on every score. Our academic staff produces world-class research, we are supported by dedicated administrative staff, and the Davis Law Library has New Zealand’s most extensive collection of legal research materials. It is very competitive to gain entry, so we have an exceptionally well-qualified student body. And we are situated in the heart of the legal precinct of New Zealand’s commercial capital, next to the High Court and the nation’s leading law firms. My academic colleagues have expertise that spans the range of legal subjects: from business law, tax and family law through to public and private international law, constitutional law, the Treaty of Waitangi and indigenous rights, environmental law and human rights. Many have national and international reputations in their fields. The legal Dean Andrew Stockley education we seek to offer recognises that law is part of a wider social context: it is not merely a set of rules and procedures created in isolation by legislators, administrators and judges. Our vision of legal education includes equipping students with the capacity to think critically, and to ask questions about legal rules and institutions. Our academic staff participate in advisory roles to government agencies, lawyers, community and business organisations, and are active in the wider community. Our students epitomize Auckland’s philosophy of academic rigour coupled with enthusiasm for the law. In 2014 Auckland students won three of the five competitions at the New Zealand Law Students’ Association annual championships and will represent New Zealand at the prestigious Jessup Moot Competition for the seventh time in the last eight years. I am confident that your time at the Auckland Law School will be an experience you will value for a lifetime. Take full advantage of your opportunity to think, to learn, to explore new ideas and to question orthodoxy. You will find that the staff here are happy to answer questions and to provide academic and other support as needed. Make the most of the chance to join one of the most active and successful law student societies in the country. From the Law Revue to the student competitions, from the social and sports events to the seminars and workshops, there are countless opportunities to participate, to meet other law students, and to forge life-long friendships. Some of you will elect to study law as part of a conjoint degree programme, in conjunction with arts, commerce, science, property, engineering or health science degrees. In your final two years of the law degree, all of you will have considerable freedom to choose from more than 50 law elective courses in many areas of specialisation. After that, the Faculty’s extensive postgraduate programme entices many of our students back to gain an LLM or PhD. I wish you well with your studies and trust that you will find the legal education that we offer at the Auckland Law School to be personally, professionally and intellectually rewarding. Andrew Stockley Dean of Law
4 Auckland Law School Auckland Law School Map Building 810 Level 2 Building 810 Level 7 1–11 Short Street Auckland Law School / Student Centre 1–11 Short Street 201 200 Seminar Room 242 707 705 703 701 711 749 747 745 241 235 233 232 743 209A 240 713 741 234 231 230 744 746 739 715 742 211 728 737 225 217 717 224 218 220 Lecture Theatre 222 223 213 215A 215 217A Seminar Room Seminar Room 735 719 721 723 725 727 729 731 733 213 Paciﬁc Islands Law Students Assn. 231 Student Academic & Support Adviser 234 Student Academic & Support Adviser 711 PhD & LLM by Research Work Room 215 Te Ako o Te Turi (Postgraduate, Doctoral & International) & Pouäwhina Maori 215A Equal Justice Project 232 Student Academic & Support Adviser (Paciﬁc) 235 Student Centre Reception 745 Stephen Penk, Associate Dean (Academic) 217, 217A Auckland University Law Students Assn. 233 Student Academic & Support Adviser 240 Student Experience Adviser 230 Manager – Student Centre & Development (Undergraduate & Equity) 242 Student Academic Services & Engagement EMIL Manager to Downtown EDE Harbour Bridge N C Y and North RES ST Building 803 Level 2 RT 17 Eden Crescent H O 11 AN S EET 1– ZA Auckland S TR T 810 C E S Law School 204 205 206 207 208 209 AV K SID Student Centre ED CES EN (Level 2) BAN EN UE PRIN 9 203 210 Small 211 K ITC H 15 Lecture Theatre Forum 4 ENER 801 ST Davis Law Library 212 17 CR 215 213 NUE 803 W Newman AV E AT ESC 16 WEN Hall 214 ER BO 123 LO ENT 135 Lodge 805 O 19A 804 221 220 219 218 217 216 University 16 E House L AN 107 Fisher 18 Building EN George Maclaurin T 210 Small Lecture Theatre MEN B OW Fraser Chapel IA 211 Forum Room 4 PA R L Q Gallery 215 Taught Postgraduate Work Room UA 132 D . 25 Building 801 Level 1 Building 801 Level 2 Building 801 Level 3 9 Eden Crescent 9 Eden Crescent 9 Eden Crescent 117 213 316 Students’ Stone 113 Lecture Theatre Common Room Caféteria 111A 312 Moot Court 209 Algie 114 Lecture Theatre 207 306 308 Forum 1 307 108 205 310 206 106 204 103 Northey 305 Lecture Theatre 105 102 201 304 302 104 203 202 303 204 Northey Lecture Theatre 209 Algie Lecture Theatre 303 Legal Research Foundation 312 Moot Court 205 Sick Bay 213 Student Common Room 305 Faculty Administration 316 Stone Lecture Theatre 102,106 Auckland University Law Review 206 Mooting Society & Cafeteria 310 Faculty Support Services
Auckland Law School 5 2015 Law Diary Semester One 2014 Thursday 6 August, 4pm LAW 211 essay due Friday 27 February LLB Part II Orientation Friday 14 August Final day for registering a Research Paper in Lieu of Exam in elective courses Monday 2 March Semester One begins Tuesday 18 August LAW 241 test Friday 13 March Enrolment deadline for adding or deleting courses for Semester One Tuesday 25 August LAW 121G test Last day for selection of supervisor and Thursday 27 August, 4pm LAW 231 essay due approval of topic for Honours Dissertations Friday 28 August, 4pm Honours Seminar Paper due Last day for enrolment and approval of topics for Supervised Research Papers (LAW 456) Saturday 29 – Sunday 13 Mid-Semester Break September Monday 16 March Tutorials begin for LLB Parts I, II and III Monday 14 September Semester Two resumes Friday 27 March Enrolment deadline for adding or deleting double-semester courses Thursday 17 September LAW 131 test Final day for registering a Research Paper in Friday 18 September, 4pm Submission of completed draft for Honours Lieu of Exam in elective courses Dissertations due Tuesday 31 March LAW 121G test Monday 21 September, 4pm Opinions due in all law elective courses Friday 3 – Sunday 19 April Mid-semester Break/Easter Friday 25 September Selection of supervisor and approval of topic for Honours Dissertations (Summer School) Monday 27 April ANZAC Day Tuesday 29 September Spring Graduation Tuesday 28 April LAW 211 test Wednesday 30 September, LAW 131 essay due Friday 1 May, 4pm Submission of completed draft for Honours 4pm Dissertations due Friday 23 October, 4pm Semester Two lectures end Monday 4 May, 4pm Opinions due in all law elective courses LAW 456 Supervised Research Papers due Monday 4, Wednesday 6, Autumn Graduation Research Paper in Lieu of Exam due Friday 8 May Monday 26 October Labour Day Tuesday 12 May LAW 241 test Tuesday 27 October, 4pm Final Submission for Honours Dissertations Monday 18 May LAW 301 test due Tuesday 26 May LAW 231 test Saturday 24 – Study Break Thursday 28 May LAW 306 test Wednesday 28 October Monday 1 June Queen’s Birthday Thursday 29 – Exams Tuesday 2 June LAW 201 test Monday 16 November Thursday 4 June LAWCOMM 445 test Monday 16 November Summer Break Friday 5 June, 4pm Semester One lectures end LAW 456 Supervised Research Papers due Summer School 2016 Research Paper in Lieu of Exam due Friday 27 November Submission of completed draft for Honours LAWCOMM 442 test, 5.30pm Dissertations due (Summer School) Monday 8 June LAW 316 Take-home exam: Exam available Tuesday 1 December Deadline for students wishing to submit their for download via Cecil, 11am Application for Admission in LLB Part II 2016. Deadline for enrolment into Summer School Final Submission for Honours Dissertations courses. due, 4pm Tuesday 8 December Deadline for new students wishing to submit Tuesday 9 June LAW 316 Take-home exam: Submit exam their Application for Admission for LLB Part I script via Turnitin, 12noon 2016. Applications received after these dates Monday 8 – Study Break may be accepted if there are places Wednesday 10 June available. Thursday 11 – Exams Wednesday 6 January Summer School lectures begin Monday 29 June Monday 11 January Enrolment deadline for adding or deleting Tuesday 30 June – Inter-Semester Break courses for Summer School Sunday 19 July Friday 15 January Last day for enrolment and approval of topics for LAW 456 Supervised Research Papers (Summer School) Semester Two 2015 Monday 1 February Auckland Anniversary Monday 20 July Semester Two begins Tuesday 2 February Honours Dissertations due 4pm (Summer Thursday 23 July, 4pm LAW 241 essay due School) Friday 31 July Enrolment deadline for adding or deleting Monday 8 February Waitangi Day courses for Semester Two Friday 12 February Summer School lectures end Last day for selection of supervisor and approval of topic for Honours Dissertations Saturday 13 February Study Break Last day for enrolment and approval of topics Monday 15 – Exams for Supervised Research Papers (LAW 456) Wednesday 17 February Monday 3 August Tutorials resume for LLB Part I, II and III Monday 29 February Semester One begins courses
6 Auckland Law School Admissions and Enrolment Procedures Are you a new student to the University of Auckland? First you need to apply online: Yes No Are you applying for LLB Part I or LLB Part II? visit www.auckland.ac.nz/applynow Yes No If you are new to the University of Are you applying for Auckland and are applying for LLB Part LLB Part I? No II, III or IV or Postgraduate studies you If you have previously enrolled at The If you are currently will first need to speak to a Law Student enrolled in the Academic and Support Adviser – see University of Auckland and are applying for a new programme (for University of Auckland page 10 for contact details. in Law and will be Yes example applying for LLB Part II after a LLB Part I year, or applying for a continuing with your BA/LLB conjoint after studies in BA), existing programmes, you will need to make a new you can go straight to application using Student Services the Enrolling in Classes You will need to apply for Law and another bachelor’s degree (relevant to your section. non-law courses). If you are applying for a conjoint programme you should Online and selecting Change my make a conjoint application in addition to applying for the two individual Programme. Visit www. degrees. studentservices.auckland.ac.nz No If you are applying for LLB Part I, you should submit your application for admission by 8 December, and should select ‘LLB Part I’ for your specialisation. Yes Are you applying for No Are you applying for LLB Part I? LLB Part II? If you are applying for LLB Part II, you should submit your application for admission by 1 December, and should select Yes ‘Law’ for your specialisation. All applicants for LLB Part II who wish to be considered under the University Targeted Admission Schemes must apply in the first instance as above as well as completing a questionnaire available online or from the Law School Student Centre Reception. This must be returned to reception no later than 8 December. You may subsequently be required to attend an interview. After submitting your application Your application will be acknowledged by email. Your application will be assessed and, if successful, you will receive an “Offer of a place in a programme”, normally from late December for LLB Part II and the end of January for LLB Part I. You may receive a conditional offer, but final approval will be dependent on fulfilment of the conditions of University Student Information Centre admission to the University and the programme. Room 112 Level 1 (Ground Floor) During the application process, you will be given a Student ID number which will allow you The ClockTower Building to sign into your Application for Admission. Here you will be able to monitor the progress 22 Princes Street of your application and check if further documentation is required. City Campus If you have received an offer of place in a programme you should accept or decline the Phone: +64 9 923 1969 or 0800 61 62 63 offer as soon as possible. Once you have accepted an offer of place, you will gain access Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to the Enrolling in Classes section on Student Services Online (SSO), www.studentservices. auckland.ac.nz. You can then proceed to enrol in courses online. Although you have been Open: Monday to Friday from 8am–6pm, admitted to Law, the Faculty does not guarantee you a place in the stream of your choice and Saturday 9am–12noon during peak or the classes of your choice. Enrol as early as possible to avoid disappointment. times.
Auckland Law School 7 Undergraduate Law — The LLB Degree Bachelor of Laws – Typical degree structure Part I LAW 121G Non-law Non-law Non-law LAW 131 Non-law Non-law General Law and Society (15 points) (15 points) (15 points) Legal Method (15 points) (15 points) Education (15 points) (15 points) (15 points) Part II LAW 299 LAW 201 LAW 211 LAW 211 LAW 211 Legal Criminal Law Public Law Law of Torts Law of Contract Research 1 (30 points) (30 points) (30 points) (30 points) (0 points) Part III LAW 399 LAW 301 LAW 306 LAW 316 LAW 458 Law elective courses Legal Land Law Equity Jurisprudence Legal Ethics (45 points) Research 2 (20 points) (20 points) (15 points) (10 points) (10 points) Part IV LAW 400 Law elective courses Legal (110 points) Research 3 (10 points) Bachelor of Laws (LLB) LLB Part I The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree can be studied full-time or LAW 121G Law and Society and LAW 131 Legal Method part-time and can be studied as part of a conjoint degree. All undergraduate law students wishing to pursue an LLB degree Unlike other degrees, the LLB degree does not have a major are required to take LAW 121G in the first semester as a attached to it. Everyone who earns an LLB degree gains a broad prerequisite to LAW 131. LAW 121G is offered in both semester background in the law. The degree is a combination of law one and semester two of each year. LAW 131 requires a compulsory courses, law elective courses, non-law courses from prerequisite of a C+ or better pass in LAW 121G. LAW 131 is only another degree programme, one General Education course and offered in semester two. one Academic Integrity course. A wide range of law elective courses are available, see page 13. LAW 121G is an introduction to theories of the nature, functions and origins of law and legal systems, while LAW 131 is an If you are a graduate, speak to one of our Student Advisers about introductory study of how law is made and applied in New how you can best pursue an LLB degree. Zealand. Each course usually involves three one-hour lectures per week and a compulsory one-hour tutorial every fortnight. These courses cannot be studied extramurally. Non-law courses You will be required to choose 90 non-law points as a foundation for your other bachelor’s degree. Before making your selection, you are encouraged to seek guidance from the other faculty’s advice centre. General Education courses Courses in General Education are a distinctive feature of The University of Auckland bachelor’s degrees. LLB students enrol for LAW 121G, Law and Society, in LLB Part I. Students accepted to Quick Facts LLB Part II cannot count LAW 121G as a General Education course and are required to complete 15 further points from the General Full time: 4 years Education schedules www.auckland.ac.nz/generaleducation. Taught at: City Campus Points per degree: 480 Students not accepted into LLB Part II and who continue with Application closing dates: another degree will most likely be able to include LAW 121G as a 1 December 2015 for LLB Part II General Education course in their other degree. Please check your 8 December 2015 for LLB Part I specific degree programme regulations. Classes start: 29 February 2016 Students (other than graduates) intending to complete LLB as a
8 Auckland Law School single degree are encouraged to include their General Education in the first year. Students intending to complete conjoint degrees may defer their General Education course until after their first year. Academic Integrity Course From 2014 all students starting a new programme at the University of Auckland are required to complete the online Academic Integrity Course by the end of a student’s first semester of study in any programme. It is an online course designed to increase student knowledge of academic integrity, university rules relating to academic conduct, and the identification and consequences of academic misconduct. Students required to complete the course will be automatically enrolled and will see ACADINT.A01 as one of their current courses in CECIL. LLB Part II Entry into LLB Part II is limited and determined on a competitive basis. In 2015, entry into LLB Part II required a GPA of 6.5 or above on the basis of grades in LAW 121G, LAW 131, and the best 90 points from non-law courses. The minimum GPA can vary from year to year. The LLB(Hons) involves students enrolling for an additional 20-point Honours seminar course as part of their Part III year and LLB Part II consists of five compulsory courses, which can be for a 40-point dissertation in the semester immediately following completed in the second year of study for those full-time students the completion of their Part IV year (this can be completed in the completing an LLB as a single degree, or across the second and summer semester, or the following semester). It usually takes nine third year of study for those completing conjoint degrees. semesters to complete all the requirements for the LLB(Hons) degree, unless a student is completing a conjoint degree in which LAW 201, 211, 231 and 241 are full-year courses. case it will usually take 11 semesters. Throughout the programme students will need to maintain a B+ average. LLB Part III and IV If students do not get into Honours by invitation after the In LLB Part III and IV, students are allowed to select elective completion of their Part II courses but their overall performance courses towards their LLB degree. We offer the largest range of improves in later years, they are able to apply for Honours on the elective courses in New Zealand. Planning ahead is important as form available from the Law Student Centre in early December. not all elective courses are offered every year. The application will be approved if the student’s grade average over all LLB courses is above the Honours’ entry standard and Students intending on being admitted to the bar as a barrister or there are places available. solicitor will be required to take LAW 458 Legal Ethics. This satisfies the Council for Legal Education (CLE) requirement that Becoming a barrister or solicitor law graduates must obtain a pass in a CLE approved Legal Ethics course in order to be admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the After completing the LLB, students who wish to be admitted as a High Court of New Zealand. barrister or solicitor must complete an approved professional legal studies course. There are currently two providers of this course: LAW 301 and 306 are full year courses. The Institute of Professional Legal Studies LLB(Hons) programme Website: www.ipls.org.nz Auckland Branch: 09 358 1204 If you achieve a B+ average over all your law courses at the National Office: 0800 776 376 completion of Part II, you will be invited to transfer to the Bachelor Email: email@example.com of Laws Honours (LLB(Hons)) programme. For conjoint students this is usually at the end of your third year. Students will be sent a letter The College of Law (New Zealand) and an application form and it is the student’s responsibility to Website: www.collaw.ac.nz complete the application form and return it within the stated Phone: 0800 894 172 timeframe. Auckland branch: +64 9 300 3151 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Undergraduate Law — Conjoint Degrees 9 Conjoint Degrees Sample LLB conjoint degree structure (does not apply to the BE(Hons)/LLB) LLB Other conjoint degree LLB Other conjoint degree Year 1 LAW 121G (15 points) (15 points) (15 points) LAW 131 (15 points) (15 points) (15 points) Law and Society Legal Method (15 points) (15 points) Year 2 LAW 299 LAW 201 LAW 211 Other degree General Legal Criminal Law Public Law (60 points) Education Research 1 (30 points) (30 points) (15 points) (0 points) Year 3 LAW 211 LAW 211 Other degree Law of Torts Law of Contract (75 points) (30 points) (30 points) Year 4 LAW 399 LAW 301 LAW 306 LAW 316 LAW 458 Law elective courses Other Legal Land Law Equity Jurisprudence Legal Ethics (45 points) degree Research 2 (20 points) (20 points) (15 points) (10 points) (15 points) (10 points) Year 5 LAW 400 Law elective courses Other Legal (110 points) degree Research 3 (15 points) (10 points) i) This conjoint plan allows completion of the conjoint degree programme in ii) BE(Hons)/LLB conjoint degrees satisfy the requirements of two professional five years, but it involves a heavier than normal load in four of the five bodies. Students should expect to take six years, and are advised to consult years. There is no need to complete within the minimum timeframe, and with the Faculty of Engineering in the first instance. students may wish to enrol for a more manageable load by extending the overall timeframe to five years plus one semester (or longer). Conjoint degrees enable you to complete the requirements of two The BE(Hons)/LLB is made up of 390 points of law courses and 405 degrees simultaneously, thereby reducing the total time required points of engineering courses. Students wishing to pursue by one year of equivalent fulltime study. BE(Hons)/LLB degree are advised to consult with the Faculty of Engineering in the first instance. Admission can be in the first year, or at any point before you have passed not more than 270 points for either component degree. Continuation depends on maintaining a good academic record. The Faculty of Law offers the following conjoint programmes: —— Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Laws (BA/LLB) —— Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws (BCom/LLB) —— Bachelor of Health Sciences/Bachelor of Laws (BHSc/LLB) —— Bachelor of Property/Bachelor of Laws (BProp/LLB) —— Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws (BSc/LLB) or —— Bachelor of Engineering (Honours)/Bachelor of Laws (BE(Hons)/LLB) (see ii above) LLB conjoint degrees (aside from BE(Hons/LLB)) are comprised of 390 points of law courses and 270 points of courses from the other degree. If you are invited by the Faculty of Law into LLB(Hons) this will increase to 450 points of law courses. The degree will take a semester longer to complete.
10 Auckland Law School Planning your Degree Student Academic 1 – 11 Short Street, Auckland Workload and Support Advisers DDI: +64 (0)9 923 6436 email: email@example.com LLB Part II Student Academic and Support All students selected for LLB Part II must Adviser (Undergraduate and Equity) Assistant Dean (Academic) Honours, enrol in LAW 299 before enrolling in any Rob McStay (Acting) Scholarships and Prizes Coordinator other Part II course. LAW 299 is a Emily McGowan (On Parental Leave Dec Associate Professor Jo Manning co-requisite to all Part II courses and 14 – Sept 15) Room 3.20, Building 803, Student Services Online will not allow Room 2.33, Building 810, 1 – 11 Short 17 Eden Crescent, Auckland enrolment in the other Part II courses first. Street, Auckland DDI: +64 (0)9 923 8804 DDI: +64 (0)9 923 7939 email: firstname.lastname@example.org The four compulsory courses, Criminal, email: email@example.com; Public, Contract and Torts consist of 3 firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Dean (Postgraduate) hours of lecture time per week, plus a Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth one-hour tutorial every second week. LAW Student Academic and Support Room 3.14, Building 803, 299, Legal Research I consists of five Adviser (Pouāwhina Māori) 17 Eden Crescent, Auckland one-hour classes, four worksheets, four Ihaprea Benston DDI: +64 (0)9 923 8008 online modules and tests and a final test. Room 2.34, Building 810, email: email@example.com 1 – 11 Short Street, Auckland The recommended law workload for Part II DDI: +64 (0)9 923 8801 Associate Dean (International) students is 120 points. Conjoint students email: firstname.lastname@example.org Associate Professor David Grinlinton and graduates may take 135-150 points. Room 4.16, Building 801, While the University regulations allow Student Academic and 9 Eden Crescent, Auckland students to enrol in a maximum of 80 Support Adviser (Pacific) DDI: +64 (0)9 923 7230 points per semester, students are strongly Harry Toleafoa email: email@example.com recommended not to exceed 135 points for Room 2.32, Building 810, 1 – 11 Short the two semesters. Students may also enrol Street, Auckland Tumuaki, Associate Dean (Māori) in up to 30 points in a summer semester. DDI: +64 (0)9 923 5019 Khylee Quince email: firstname.lastname@example.org Room 7.17, Building 810, LLB Parts III and IV 1 – 11 Short Street, Auckland The recommended workload for Part III or Student Academic and Support DDI: +64 (0)9 923 5635 IV is 120 points. Conjoint students may do Adviser (Postgraduate and email: email@example.com 135 points. While the University International) regulations allow students to enrol in a Angela Vaai Faculty Adviser for Pacific Students maximum of 80 points per semester, Room 2.31, Building 810, 1 – 11 Short Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth students are strongly recommended not to Street, Auckland Room 3.14, Building 803, exceed 135 points for the two semesters. DDI: +64 (0)9 923 8180 17 Eden Crescent, Auckland Students may also enrol in up to 30 points email: firstname.lastname@example.org DDI: +64 (0)9 923 8008 in a summer semester. 170 points is the email: email@example.com maximum allowable points for the year as Student Centre and a whole (Jan-Dec), including Summer Development Manager Faculty Adviser for Equity School. Dr Suranjika Tittawella Dr Claire Charters Room 2.30, Building 810, Room 3.18, Building 803, LLB(Hons) 1 – 11 Short Street, Auckland 17 Eden Crescent, Auckland DDI: +64 (0)9 923 6396 DDI: +64 (0)9 923 9436 More information on Honours including email: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com due dates, how to select a supervisor and current courses offered can be found at Student and Academic Faculty Adviser for Student with www.law.auckland.ac.nz/honours Services Manager Disabilities Bernadette Saysani Rohan Havelock The LLB(Hons) involves a student enrolling Room 2.42, Building 810, Room 2.05, Building 803, for an additional 20-point Honours seminar 1 – 11 Short Street, Auckland 17 Eden Crescent, Auckland course as part of their Part III year and for DDI: +64 (0)9 923 1395 DDI: +64 (0)9 923 8020 a 40-point dissertation in the semester email: firstname.lastname@example.org email: email@example.com immediately following the completion of their Part IV year. For many students this is Other Assistance Students should include their name and ID completed in the summer semester. The number in all communication with Advisers dissertation is 15,000 words in length and Associate Dean (Academic) and staff. students should obtain the Honours Associate Professor Stephen Penk Dissertation information sheet from the Room 7.45, Building 810, Law Student Centre.
Planning your degree 11 Important information: —— Choose courses linking courses you Points to Remember have enjoyed in other degrees 1. Students are strongly advised to choose —— Choose courses in your particular 1. Students need to be enrolled for at least a topic and find a supervisor early in fields of interest 100 points to be a full-time student. their Part IV year with the aim of Most full-time students take between completing their dissertation in summer What might be of most use to you? 120 and 135 points. It is not necessary school. It is extremely difficult to to meet the 120 or 135 points total complete your dissertation once you are —— Are you seeking to practise in a exactly. in employment. specific area? —— Do you want a generalist degree? 2. Part III students usually take the 2. Students should think of a topic and —— Do you want a balance of courses that compulsory law courses of Land, Equity, then discuss it with a member of staff are internally assessed and those with Jurisprudence and LAW 399 in the Part teaching or working in the field of their exams? Are there some courses best III year but can, if they wish, defer Legal chosen topic. When there is no such left to your final year? Ethics until Part IV. teacher, they should consult the Assistant Dean (Academic). On the following pages you will find the 3. Part III/IV students undertake a Faculty’s elective courses grouped under compulsory moot as part of the LAW 3. Once a topic is chosen and is approved the specialisations we offer. You should 400/499 requirement. Sign-up for the by the staff member concerned, note, however, that these groupings are moot occurs in the first week of application should be lodged with the somewhat arbitrary, and there is no semester one or two. Some students Law Student Centre for formal approval requirement to include a major/ (especially Honours students) defer their by the Assistant Dean (Academic). specialisation/focus within the LLB. moot until the Part IV year. There are two compulsory moot lectures. 4. Following registration of the topic Availability/Clashes students should report to their 4. Five written opinions are a requirement supervisors regularly until the You need to check the course timetable of LAW 400/LAW 499 (see the completed dissertation is submitted. available through SSO from 5 November. Research and Writing Section of this Handbook). These opinions are written 5. Research projects which involve human Choosing courses in conjunction with 10-pt, 15-pt and subjects (including those participating in from other faculties 20-pt law electives that have a final surveys) may require the prior approval examination or take-home examination. of the University’s Human Participants It is important to seek prior approval from Start writing your opinions in Part III. Do Ethics Committee. Seek advice from the Associate Dean (Academic) if you wish not leave them all to Part IV. One (or your supervisor in this matter. to take courses from other faculties for sometimes, two) opinions should be credit to your law degree. Any courses written in each semester of Parts III and 6. Dissertations must be submitted to the approved should be at least Stage III or IV. Law Student Centre by the due dates, above and must relate to your law studies. which will be outlined on the Applications are made on a special form 5. Electives best left until the final year information sheet. and a course outline for the course you include: wish to take from the other faculty should Part-time Students be attached. Forms are available from the —— Advocacy Students may study law on a part-time Law Student Centre. —— Restitution basis. Part–time study places heavy —— Conflict of Laws demands on students to organise their Choosing law courses time effectively. It is strongly recommended from other universities Study Groups that part-time students consult a Law Faculty Student Adviser or the Associate Students need to seek advice and prior Students are encouraged to form study Dean (Academic) when planning their approval from the Associate Dean groups amongst their peers. programme. (Academic) if they wish to take law courses For a study group to work effectively, it is from other universities to credit to their important that the group comprises Choosing Elective Courses Auckland LLB. Students will not normally like-minded students with a similar be able to credit more than the equivalent work-ethic. All members should be The following may be helpful when of one year’s full-time study from courses motivated to do well, be dependable and selecting law elective courses: outside The University of Auckland. tolerant of the views of others. It is helpful Applications are made on a special form to get to know fellow students by talking to What areas of the law interest you? available from the Law Student Centre. them before and after lectures so that you can form a study group comprising —— Choose courses building on those you students who are compatible. have enjoyed
Auckland Law School 13 Specialisations In the third and fourth year of the LLB degree, Part III and IV students will have a wide range of elective courses to choose from. Although there isn’t any requirement to major within the LLB degree, students may choose to specialise in a particular area of interest, or if they would prefer, to choose from a wide range of different areas to cover a range of topics. The following listings are of elective courses that are broadly related thematically. Note not all courses are offered every year. Corporate and Commercial Law Advanced Employment Law Advanced Contract Advanced Tax Law Environmental law Litigation and Advanced Tort Dispute Resolution Agency and Partnership Energy and Natural Resources Law Banking Law Global Environmental Law Advocacy Commercial Arbitration Resource Management Law Civil Procedure Commercial Law Commercial Arbitration Commercial Transactions General Law courses Criminal Procedure Company Finance Evidence Company Law Animals and the Law Negotiation, Mediation & Dispute Company Liquidations Aviation Law Resolution Competition Law Introduction to Common Law Conflict of Laws Law and Policy Maori and Indigenous Law Consumer Law Legal History Corporate Finance Law Media Law Comparative Indigenous Law Topics Creditors’ Remedies Privacy Law Contemporary Treaty Issues Employment Law Statute Law Iwi Corporate Governance Equitable Remedies Roman Law Maori Land Law European Commercial Litigation South Pacific Legal Studies Guarantees and Indemnities International Commercial Law Insurance Law Public Law Intellectual Property Conflict of Laws International Sales & Finance European Commercial Litigation Administrative Law/Judicial Review International Trade International Sales and Finance Advanced Public Law Iwi Corporate Governance International Trade Counterterrorism Law & Policy Law and IT Maritime Law European Public Law Law of Agency Health Care Law Law of Capital Markets International and Immigration & Refugee Law Law of Personal Property Comparative Law International Human Rights Mergers and Acquisitions International Law Remedies Advanced International Law Law and Policy Restitution Comparative Law Local Government Law Takeovers European Union Law Privacy Law Tax Law Housing Law and Policy Public Authority Liability Vendor and Purchaser Immigration and Refugee Law Rights and Freedoms International Economic Regulation Criminal Law and Justice International Environmental Law Relationships Law International Criminal Law Advanced Criminal Law International Human Rights Family Law Criminal Law and Policy International Law Family Property Criminal Procedure International Tax Law Law of Family Property Criminology Law of Armed Conflict Youth Justice International Criminal Law Law of the Sea and Antarctica Youth Justice
14 Auckland Law School A printed copy of all course descriptions is available from the Law Student Centre or can be viewed at 2015 Timetable www.law.auckland.ac.nz/course-descriptions Subject Title Class Notes Pts Day Time Room Compulsory Courses LAW 121G Law and Society (i) First 15pts M, W, F 10-11 LibB15 LAW 121G Law and Society (ii) First 15pts M, W, F 1-2 LibB15 LAW 121G Law and Society (iii) First 15pts M, W, F 3-4 LibB28 LAW 121G Law and Society (iv) First 15pts M, W, F 5-6 LibB15 LAW 121G Law and Society (v) Second 15pts M, W, F 1-2 LibB15 LAW 131 Legal Method (i) Second 15pts M, W, F 11-12 LibB28 LAW 131 Legal Method (ii) Second 15pts M, W, F 5-6 LibB28 LAW 201 Criminal Law (i) Full year 30pts M, W, F 9-10 Stone LAW 201 Criminal Law (ii) Full year 30pts M, W, F 12-1 Stone LAW 201 Criminal Law (iii) Full year 30pts M, W, F 3-4 Stone LAW 211 Public Law (i) Full year 30pts M, W, F 8-9 OGH/LibB10 LAW 211 Public Law (ii) Full year 30pts M, W, F 2-3 LibB15 LAW 231 Law of Torts (i) Full year 30pts M, W, F 10-11 Stone LAW 231 Law of Torts (ii) Full year 30pts M, W, F 4-5 LibB15 LAW 241 Law of Contract (i) Full year 30pts M, W, F 11-12 Stone LAW 241 Law of Contract (ii) Full year 30pts M, W, F 1-2 Stone LAW 241 Law of Contract (iii) Full year 30pts M, W, F 5-6 Stone LAW 301 Land (i) Full year 20pts W, F 10-11 OGH LAW 301 Land (ii) Full year 20pts W, F 1-2 OGH LAW 306 Equity (i) Full year 20pts W, F 11-12 OGH LAW 306 Equity (ii) Full year 20pts W, F 2-3 OGH LAW 316 Jurisprudence (i) First 15pts M, W, F 12-1 OGH LAW 316 Jurisprudence (ii) Second 15pts M, W, F 12-1 OGH LAW 399 Legal Research 2 First 10pts T, Th 9-10 OGH LAW 399 Legal Research 2 (i) Second 10pts T, Th 9-10 Algie LAW 399 Legal Research 2 (ii) Second 10pts T, Th 2-3 Stone LAW 458 Legal Ethics First 10pts M 1-3 OGH LAW 458 Legal Ethics Second 10pts Th 3-5 OGH Elective Courses – First Semester LAWPUBL 401 Administrative Law 20pts M, W 10-12 Northey LAWGENRL 420 Advocacy 15pts M, W 5-8 LawSmall LAWGENRL 436 Aviation Law 15pts W, F 8.30-10 Algie LAWGENRL 421 Civil Procedure 15pts T, Th 5-7 Algie LAWCOMM 421 Commercial Arbitration 15pts M, W M 1-3 & W 2-3 Northey LAWCOMM 402 Company Law 20pts T, Th 4-6 OGH LAWCOMM 407 Conflict of Laws 20pts T, Th 8-10 Northey LAWCOMM 441 Creditors’ Remedies 10pts F 9-11 810-225 LAWGENRL 401 Evidence 20pts T, Th 12-2 OGH LAWGENRL 433 Family Law 15pts T,Th T 2-4, Th 2-3 OGH LAWGENRL 432 Healthcare Law 15pts M, W M 10-12 & W 10-11 Algie LAWGENRL 438 Housing Law and Policy 10pts T,Th 5-7 (starts 28 April) Stone LAWPUBL 436 International Human Rights 15pts M, W, F 4-5 Algie LAWPUBL 402 International Law 20pts T, F 10-12 Algie LAWCOMM 426 Law and IT 15pts M, W 5-7 Algie LAWCOMM 442 Law of Personal Property 10pts T, Th 4-5 Stone LAWCOMM 428 Maritime Law 15pts M, W, F 2-4 (ends 24 April) 810-225 LAWENVIR 401 Resource Management Law 20pts T, Th 12-2 Stone
Auckland Law School 15 Subject Title Pts Day Time Room LAWCOMM 445 Takeovers 10pts T, Th 8-9 810-225 LAWCOMM 403 Tax Law 20pts T, Th 2-4 Stone LAWCOMM 427 Vendor and Purchaser 15pts M, W, F 8-9 LawSmall LAWGENRL 443* Intro to Common Law 10pts 25,26,27 Feb 9-4.30 Stone Elective Courses – Second Semester LAWCOMM 420 Advanced Tax Law 15pts W, F W 2-3 & F 1-3 810-225 LAWGENRL 445 Aspects of Legal History 10pts T 3-5 LawSmall LAWCOMM 401 Commercial Law 20pts T, Th 8-10 Stone LAWCOMM 402 Company Law 20pts W, F 3-5 OGH LAWCOMM 423 Company Liquidations 15pts T, Th T 12-2 & Th 12-1 LawSmall LAWCOMM 422 Competition Law 15pts M, W 5-6.30 Algie LAWPUBL 422 Contemporary Tiriti/Treaty Issues 15pts M,W,F 10-11 LawSmall LAWPUBL 430 Criminal Procedure 15pts M, W M 12-1 & W 12-2 Algie LAWPUBL 425 Employment Law 15pts W, F W 3-4 & F 3-5 Algie LAWGENRL 427 Equitable Remedies 15pts M, W M 9-11 & W 9-10 Northey LAWGENRL 401 Evidence 20pts T, Th 12-2 OGH LAWGENRL 433 Family Law 15pts T,Th T 12-2, Th 12-1 Stone LAWGENRL 429 Family Property 15pts W, F W 8-10 & F 8-9 OGH LAWENVIR 420 Global Environmental Law 15pts T, Th 12-2 (ends 1 Oct) Northey LAWPUBL 424 Immigration and Refugee Law 15pts W, F 8.30-10 Algie LAWCOMM 404 Intellectual Property 20pts T, Th 5-7 OGH LAWPUBL 434 International Criminal Law 15pts M, W, F 12-1 810-225 LAWPUBL 454 International Disputes Settlement 10pts M 1-3 LawSmall LAWCOMM 450 International Tax Law 15pts M, W , F 9-10 Small LAWPUBL 429 Law and Policy 15pts T, Th T 3-5 & Th 3-4 810-225 LAWPUBL 427 Maori Land Law 15pts M, W M 3-5 W 4-5 Northey LAWPUBL 450 Public Authority Liability 10pts T, Th 5-7 (ends 27 Aug) 810-225 LAWCOMM 449 Selected Aspects of Intellectual Property Law 10pts M 3-5 810-225 LAWCOMM 403 Tax Law 20pts T, Th 8-10 OGH LAWGENRL 440 Youth Justice 10pts W, F 3-4 Northey LAWGENRL 443* Intro to Common Law 10pts 15,16,17 July 9-4.30 Stone Honours Seminars – Double Semester LAWHONS 746AB Concepts in Law and Security 20pts T 3-5 810-220 LAWHONS 706AB Criminal Law & Policy 20pts T 3-5 810-218 LAWHONS 716AB Legal History 20pts Th 10-12 810-220 LAWHONS 721AB Media Law 20pts T 10-12 810-201 LAWHONS 722AB Medico-Legal Problems 20pts T 10-12 810-218 LAWHONS 747AB Restitution 20pts Th 10-12 810-218 LAWHONS 733AB Studies in Contract Law 20pts T 10-12 810-220 Notes: 1. The Faculty reserves the right to withdraw or 2. You are not necessarily guaranteed a place 3. When enrolling in full-year compulsory substitute courses, and alter the timetable. in the stream of your choice or the classes of courses, enrol for first and second semester your choice. at the beginning of the year.
16 Auckland Law School 2015 Course Supervisors Compulsory courses LAWCOMM 407 – Conflict of Laws LAWGENRL 401 – Evidence Associate Professor Elsabe Schoeman Nina Khouri and Associate Professor Scott LAW 121G – Law and Society Optican Professor David V Williams LAWCOMM 420 – Advanced Tax Law Professor Michael Littlewood LAWGENRL 405 – Community Law LAW 131 – Legal Method Internship Associate Professor Stephen Penk LAWCOMM 421 – Commercial Dr Suranjika Tittawella Arbitration LAW 201 – Criminal Law Amokura Kawharu LAWGENRL 420 – Advocacy Associate Professor Julia Tolmie and Simon Mount Professor Warren Brookbanks LAWCOMM 422 – Competition Law Associate Professor Chris Noonan LAWGENRL 421 – Civil Procedure LAW 211 – Public Law Judge Roderick Joyce Hanna Wilberg LAWCOMM 423 – Company Liquidations LAWGENRL 427 – Equitable Remedies LAW 231 – Law of Torts Gordon Williams Professor Peter Devonshire Associate Professor Rosemary Tobin LAWCOMM 426 – Law and LAWGENRL 429 – Law of Family and LAW 241 – Law of Contract Information Technology Property Professor Francis Dawson Judge David Harvey Associate Professor Pauline Tapp LAW 299 – Legal Research 1 LAWCOMM 427 – Vendor and LAWGENRL 432 – Health Care Law Stephanie Carr Purchaser Associate Professor Joanna Manning Professor Francis Dawson LAW 301 – Land Law LAWGENRL 433 – Family Law Associate Professor David Grinlinton LAWCOMM 428 – Maritime Law Alison Cleland Associate Professor Paul Myburgh LAW 306 – Equity LAWGENRL 436 – Aviation Law Professor Peter Devonshire LAWCOMM 437 – Iwi Corporate Marion Hiriart Governance LAW 316 – Jurisprudence Nick Wells LAWGENRL 438 – Housing Law and Dr Arie Rosen Policy LAWCOMM 441 – Creditor’s Remedies Associate Professor David Grinlinton LAW 399 – Legal Research 2 Gordon Williams Stephanie Carr LAWGENRL 440 – Youth Justice LAWCOMM 442 – Law of Personal Alison Cleland and Khylee Quince LAW 400 – Legal Research 3 or Law Property 499 – Legal Practice Professor Peter Devonshire LAWGENRL 443 – Introduction to Associate Professor Stephen Penk Common Law LAWCOMM 445 – Takeovers Maya Mandery Law 458 – Legal Ethics Peter Hinton, Partner Simpson Grierson Richard Scragg LAWGENRL 445 – Aspects of Legal LAWECOMM 449 – Selected Aspects History Elective courses of Intellectual Property Law Professor Warren Swain Paul Sumpter LAWCOMM 401 – Commercial Law LAWGENRL 447 – Community Law Dr An Hertogen LAWVCOMM 450 International Tax Project Law Dr Suranjika Tittawella LAWCOMM 402 – Company Law Professor Craig Elliffe Professor Peter Watts and LAWPUBL 401 – Administrative Law Associate Professor Chris Noonan LAWENVIR 401 – Resource Hanna Wilberg Management Law LAWCOMM 403 – Tax Law Associate Professor Ken Palmer LAWPUBL 402 – Public International Professor Michael Littlewood Law LAWENVIR 420 – Global Associate Professor Caroline Foster LAWCOMM 404 – Intellectual Environmental Law Property Professor Klaus Bosselmann LAWPUBL 420 – Advanced Criminal Paul Sumpter Law Khylee Quince
Auckland Law School 17 LAWPUBL 422 – Contemporary Tiriti/ LAW PUBL 436 – International Human LAWHONS 722 – Medico-legal Treaty Issues Rights Problems Dr Claire Charters Kris Gledhill Associate Professor Jo Manning LAWPUBL 424 – Immigration and LAWPUBL 446 – Indigenous Peoples in LAWHONS 733 – Studies in Contract Refugee Law International Law Law Dr Anna Hood Dr Claire Charters Professor Francis Dawson and Marcus Roberts LAWPUBL 425 – Employment Law LAWPUBL 450 – Public Authority Associate Professor Bill Hodge Liability LAWHONS 746 – Concepts in Law and Hanna Wilberg Security LAWPUBL 427 – Maori Land Law John Ip Andrew Erueti LAWPUBL 454 – International Disputes Settlement LAWHONS 747 – Restitution LAWPUBL 429 – Law and Policy Amokura Kawharu Professor Peter Watts Professor Jane Kelsey Honours Seminars LAWPUBL 430 – Criminal Procedure Associate Professor Scott Optican LAWHONS 706 – Criminal Law and Policy LAWPUBL 432 – International Associate Professor Julia Tolmie/Associate Economic Regulation Professor Scott Optican Jane Kelsey LAWHONS 716 – Legal History LAWPUBL 434 – International Criminal Professor David V Williams Law Associate Professor Treasa Dunworth LAWHONS 721 – Media Law Associate Professor Rosemary Tobin
18 Auckland Law School 2014 Law School Highlights For more information on these and other news stories visit www.law.auckland.ac.nz Student Success International Competitions Success Tongan law student Elynn Tupou Ta’anea ‘Atiola has been awarded Auckland Law School student Finn the University of Auckland Moana Lowery has been awarded a Schwalger Memorial Pasifika prestigious Rhodes scholarship to Scholarship. The $10,000 undertake postgraduate study at the scholarship was established by the University of Oxford. Auckland Law law firm Meredith Connell together School students have won Rhodes The University of Auckland Law School reached the quarterfinals in the Willem with the Pacific Lawyers’ Association Scholarships in three of the last four C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot held in Vienna in mid-April. to encourage postgraduate study by years. Finn will be joining Max Harris They were knocked out by Deakin University in a split-decision. The Willem C Pasifika students at the University’s and Alice Wang, who are already in Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is one of the world’s largest Faculty of Law. Oxford. and most prestigious mooting competitions. Former Auckland Law School student Max Harris has been elected as an Examination Fellow (also known as a Prize Fellow) at All Souls College, Oxford. Described as ‘the hardest examination in the world’, selection is made after a competitive More than 100 awards were presented to the Law examination and interview process. Faculty’s top students at a ceremony in May. The Dean There are two subject-specific presented certificates to students who had won prizes Law School students Andrew McLeod and Luke Sizer examination papers and two general and scholarships, who had major leadership roles in the reached the semi-finals in the International Client examination papers. Four to six law student societies, and who had won law student Consultation Competition in San Juan, Puerto Rico. finalists are then invited to an oral competitions and represented the Law School Andrew and Luke were selected to represent New examination at which between 50 to internationally. Rhodes Scholar, 22 year-old Alice Wang, Zealand in the world competition when they won the 60 All Souls Fellows interview the received the Auckland District Law Society’s prize for the national Client Interviewing Competition sponsored by candidates. top law undergraduate. Russell McVeagh in 2013.
Auckland Law School 19 Auckland law students Nupur Upadhyay, Jeremy Wilson, Gretta Schumacher and Tim Condor represented New Zealand at the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington in April. The team The University of Auckland’s Faculty of Law team received the third highest won all four of their moots in the preliminary rounds in Washington, but lost its score in the preliminary rounds of the International Chamber of Commerce run-off moot with China’s University of Wuhan in the elimination round, (ICC) International Mediation Competition held in Paris in February. The team knocking it out of the competition. The Auckland Law School has represented comprised Brierley Penn, Stephanie Panzic (both final year students), Jean Yang New Zealand for six of the last seven years. and Katya Curran (both Part II students,). Staff Success Dr An Hertogen has been awarded The former Dean of the Auckland a $300,000 Marsden Fund grant to Law School, Professor Paul explore the potential of “good Senior Lecturer in Law Khylee Rishworth, has been appointed to neighbourliness” as a foundation for Quince won a national tertiary the rank of Queen’s Counsel. The legal restrictions on states’ teaching excellence award earlier Attorney-General, the Honourable sovereign decisions. “My proposed Professor Peter Watts QC was this year. Khylee is a successful and Christopher Finlayson QC, noted, research will draw on the history of elected a member of the Royal dedicated teacher who promotes Paul Rishworth “has been appointed ‘good neighbourliness’ in Roman Society of New Zealand earlier this accessibility of legal concepts, under the Royal prerogative in law, municipal law, and international year. He is one of only a few lawyers language and processes. She is recognition of his extraordinary environmental law, to explore the to hold this distinction. He has an passionate about her teaching and contribution to the law. This follows concept’s potential as a foundation international reputation in the integrating kaupapa Maori last year’s appointment of his for legal restrictions on states’ general area of commercial law, and methodology. colleague Peter Watts QC and sovereign decisions that have a more especially in agency law, confirms the University of Auckland’s non-physical impact on other states.” company law, and the law of reputation as a centre of excellence restitution. for public law.”
20 Auckland Law School Further Law Study The Auckland Law School offers two further qualifications for law Certificate of Proficiency (COP) Courses graduates who hold an LLB degree (or equivalent) the Graduate Certificate in Law and the Graduate Diploma in Law. These NZ law graduates may apply to take additional undergraduate law courses are suited to students who wish to supplement their courses for a Certificate of Proficiency (COP). There is no limit to degrees with further courses at the undergraduate level. Both the number of COP courses NZ law graduates can apply for, but courses are ideally suited to lawyers who perhaps want to change students who wish to take more than one COP law elective course their area of specialisation within the law or update their skills in to supplement their law degree or to update their legal knowledge particular areas of the law. Both courses meet the requirements and skills, may wish to consider applying for the Graduate for the New Zealand Law Society’s Continuing Professional Diploma in Law or the Graduate Certificate in Law (as above). Development (CPD). Non-law students and graduates from other faculties can apply to Graduate Certificate in Law (GradCertLaw) take up to a maximum of two law courses for COP. See the website for approved courses. Students wishing to enrol for law courses in The Graduate Certificate in Law (GradCertLaw) is equivalent to summer school at Auckland should be aware that prerequisite one semester full-time, but may be completed part-time. Students requirements will be strictly enforced. must pass 60 points of law from a choice of elective courses from LLB parts II, III and IV. COPs are also suitable for final-year law students from other NZ universities who may wish to take law courses at The University of Students may opt for this programme if they have a limited Auckland for credit back to their own university, however they will amount of time or they wish to do only a small number of need written approval from their Dean. particularly relevant courses for their employment. With the approval of the Dean of The Faculty of Law, in lieu of courses from Overseas Students LLB Parts II, II or IV, a student may substitute 30 points from courses listed in the Master of Laws Programme. Overseas law graduates wishing to practise law in New Zealand should apply in the first instance to the New Zealand Council of Graduate Diploma in Law (GradDipLaw) Legal Education (NZCLE) for assessment of their qualifications and experience. http://www.nzcle.org.nz/overseas_qualifications.html The Graduate Diploma in Law (GradDipLaw) is equivalent to one year (two semesters) full-time study but may be completed Overseas law graduates whose qualifications have been assessed part-time. Students will be required to complete 120 points of by the NZCLE and who are required to pass university law courses courses from the LLB Part II, III, and IV of which 75 points must be should apply to take these courses for COP. Those that are from LLB Part III and IV. required by the NZCLE to take more than one COP law course are also invited to consider applying for the Graduate Diploma in Law With the approval of the Dean of The Faculty of Law, in lieu of or the Graduate Certificate in Law. courses from LLB Parts II, III or IV, a student may substitute 30 points from courses listed in the Master of Laws Programme, or 30 Overseas law graduates should note that there are limits on points of courses from stage II or higher in a relevant programme enrolments in the compulsory law courses at The University of offered elsewhere in the University. Auckland. Should overseas graduates be required to take any of the compulsory courses they will be subject to the same selection criteria as LLB degree applicants. (See LLB Part II page 8).
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