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The New Zealand Legal System: Structures and Processes 5th ed


ISBN13: 9781877511578
Published: July 2010
Publisher: LexisNexis New Zealand
Country of Publication: New Zealand
Format: Paperback
Price: £54.00



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The New Zealand Legal System: Structures and Processes 5th edition, covers all you need to know for a successful study of first-year law: context, case and statute.

It provides a comprehensive introduction to New Zealand law, an overview of the legal system, the institutions that comprise it, and the way the law is created and implemented within it. This book also details the structures and processes that shape New Zealand law.

  • The most widely used first-year law textbook in New Zealand law schools.
  • Completely up to date with the latest changes in the law, such as the Lawyers and Conveyancers Act 2006 coming into force, the changes in electoral law over recent years, and further development in Treaty issues in respect of the foreshore and seabed.
  • Provides a method to enable students to understand, interpret, and apply legal rules, as well as research tools to search for and identify substantive legal concepts themselves.
  • Illustrated concepts are relevant, easy to access and easy to read.
  • Written by Duncan Webb (Professor of Law, University of Canterbury), Katherine Sanders (Lecturer in Law, University of Auckland) and Paul Scott (Senior Lecturer, Victoria University of Wellington).

Subjects:
Other Jurisdictions , New Zealand
Contents:
PART 1: AN INTRODUCTION TO LAW
Chapter 1: The Nature of Law
Chapter 2: Classifications and Sources of Law
PART 2: THE NEW ZEALAND LEGAL SYSTEM
Chapter 3: New Zealand's Constitution
Chapter 4: New Zealand's Constitution: Modern Developments
Chapter 5: Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi
Chapter 6: New Zealand's Court System
Chapter 7: The Legal Profession
PART 3: STUDYING THE LAW
Chapter 8: Statutory Interpretation
Chapter 9: Case Law
Chapter 10: Legal Argument and Reasoning
APPENDICES: LEGAL METHOD
1: Legal Writing
2: Legal Materials
3: Reading Cases
Glossary