The New Zealand Legal System: Structures and Processes, 6th edition
A comprehensive introduction to our legal system, the institutions that comprise it, and an examination of the way law is created and implemented within it.
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The New Zealand Legal System: Structures and Processes is an introductory text for first-year law students at Aotearoa New Zealand’s universities. Written in a clear straightforward manner that is accessible and easy to follow, The New Zealand Legal System looks at the structures and processes that define and shape our law (the New Zealand constitution, Te Titiri o Waitangi, New Zealand’s court system and the legal profession) and provides a framework for understanding, interpreting and applying legal rules for those coming to the topic of law for the first time.
This edition has been revised and updated to incorporate changes to legislation and statute law, and in particular now includes an expanded discussion of tikanga Māori, Māori and the constitution, and the Bill of Rights. It retains appendices containing practical tools and techniques to help students with their writing and research.
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Table of contents
Part 1 – An Introduction to Law
1. The nature of law
2. The New Zealand legal system
Part 2 – The New Zealand Legal System
3. New Zealand’s constitution
4. New Zealand’s constitution – modern developments
5. Treaty of Waitangi / Te Tiriti o Waitangi
6. New Zealand’s court system
7. The legal profession
Part 3 – Studying the Law
8. Statutory interpretation
9. Case law
10. Legal argument and reasoning
Appendices: Legal Method
Appendix 1: Legal writing
Appendix 2: Legal materials
Appendix 3: Reading cases