Course

Introduction to the Legal System


Course code LES501

This online course provides you with a broad introduction to the law including its creation, location, interpretation and selected basic applications.  

It includes the characteristics and components of our legal system, as well as the principles relating to specific areas of law such as the law of contract, tort, consumer law, property and agency.  

This understanding will enable you to apply principles of law to a given set of facts, and so resolve the legal aspects of business problems.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 5  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 enrol by 24 Jun 2018 to start 2 Jul 2018
    Trimester 3 enrol by 21 Oct 2018 to start 29 Oct 2018
  • Exam details
    2018 :  
    Trimester 1, 13 Jun 2018
    Trimester 2, 17 Oct 2018
    Trimester 3, 13 Feb 2019
  • Delivery type
    2018 :  
    Trimester 2 & 3 2018 Online only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2018 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,840 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Students who successfully complete this online course will be able to

  • Discuss key features of the New Zealand legal system. 
  • Apply the basic principles of tort law including the tort of negligence.
  • Apply the basic principles of the law of contract. 
  • Apply the basic principles of consumer law. 
  • Apply basic legal principles to common commercial.

Assessment

50% internally assessed

50% exam

For more information and a full list of exam times see our examinations page.

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Other requirements

Your course is delivered 100% online. To complete this course you will need access to a computer or device, broadband internet and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer/device or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.