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A Semester

LAWS526-15A Legal Aspects of Cyber Security

This paper will be one of the core papers in the new Master of Cyber Security degree. It is also open for Law Masters and honours students. It explores the legal aspects of cyber security and cyber crime, by analysing selected legislation and case law relevant to the area of cyber security. The paper covers the ethical and legal boundaries of rights and liability of security professionals.

Convener: Wayne Rumbles


LAWS528-16A Foreign Investment

International investment law is one of the most dynamic and controversial areas of international law. The topic will be more relevant to New Zealand in the coming years given the likely inclusion of a Chapter on Investment Protection and investor/State arbitration in the future Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. This course will assess the standards of protection of foreign investment, the main features of investor/State arbitration, and some of the most contentious aspects of this field of law: its interactions with the protection of human rights and the environment.

Lecturers: Alberto Alvarez-Jimenez


LAWS570-16A Special Topic: Electronic Surveillance and Human Rights

The purpose of this paper is to study the evolution and current state of legal protection of information in view of electronic surveillance. Is information susceptible to ownership or not? This crucial question guides the paper Surveillance and Human rights. Using the Dotcom case that took place in New Zealand as a case analysis, this paper seeks to compare the international state of the art of privacy protection as a human right with the local situation.

Convener: Eliana Herrera-Vega


LAWS571-16A Special Topic: Sales & Finance Law

This course discusses the most important legal issues in international sales and finance in the modern global era. Principal topics include: international sale of goods most commonly adopted terms such as FOB, CIF etc., international sale of goods under the terms of the United Nations Convention on the International sale of Goods 1980, passing property and risk, delivery, bills of lading, letters of credit, disputes resolution, jurisdiction and governing law of contracts for international sales and finance.

Convener: Leo Liao


B Semester

LAWS527-16B Law of Wills, Charities, & Trustees

A detailed examination of issues arising out of contemporary matters relating to trusts, wills and equity, both nationally and internationally.

Convener: Juliet Chevalier-Watts


LAWS562-16B International Trade

This paper will provide students with an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the law and policies of present-day international trade regulations, both on the multilateral level (and hence an intensive examination of the procedural and substantive law of the World Trade Organisation (WTO)) and on the regional level (the law of Free Trade Agreements).

Convener: Sadeq Bigdeli & Alberto Alvarez-Jimenez


LAWS569-16B International Law: A Place for Indigenous Rights

The purpose of this paper is to focus on the historical and developing place within International Law, and the United Nations, of the rights for Indigenous Peoples. The influence of the State on this process together the coinciding Indigenous rights to development, environmental rights and economic rights will be examined. The role and effect of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples will be pivotal.

Convener: Valmaine Toki


LAWS576-16B Laws of Armed Conflict & International Humanitarian Law

This paper is designed to provide the postgraduate student with an advanced understanding of the basic principles of the Laws of Armed Conflict and International Humanitarian Law through an examination of the principles of international law that are to be applied before, during, and after armed conflict.

Convener: Claire Breen & Al Gillespie


LAWS593-16B Law Thesis

An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.

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