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Regulations for the Degree of Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples’ Law (LLM(Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples))


1.   Candidates for the degree of Master of Laws in Māori/Pacific and Indigenous Peoples’ Law must have
  (a)   qualified for the award of the Bachelor of Laws degree or a combined Law degree of the University of Waikato or a qualification considered by the Academic Board to be equivalent, and
  (b)   satisfied the prerequisites for graduate study in the subject(s) being presented for the degree, at levels considered appropriate by the Academic Board.
2.   In exceptional circumstances, candidates who do not meet the standard entry requirements specified in section 1 of these regulations, may, on the basis of evidence of adequate training and ability, be permitted to enrol in the Master of Laws, subject to the completion of any qualifying papers or additional work as may be required by the Academic Board, either prior to admission or concurrently.
3.   Candidates must enrol, and follow an approved programme of study in the School of Law for at least one year. The requirements of the degree must be completed within four consecutive years of first enrolment for the degree.
4.   Candidates must gain a total of 120 points at Level 5 in Law. Candidates may be permitted to replace 30 points with 30 points at Level 5 from the School of Māorii and Pacific Development. Candidates must include the compulsory paper LAWS591 Dissertation, and 30 points at Level 5 from those listed in the appendix to these regulations.
5.   The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, Second Class Honours (first division), Second Class Honours (second division) or without honours. In order to be eligible for consideration for the award of honours, the requirements for the degree must be completed within one year of full‑time study, or within two consecutive years of part‑time study.
6.   If a candidate fails a paper or papers worth not more than 30 points in total, he or she may repeat the paper(s) or take alternative papers with the same total point value on one occasion only. A candidate who fails a paper will not be eligible for the award of honours. A candidate who fails papers worth more than 30 points in total will not be permitted to proceed with the degree.
7.   The Personal Programmes of Study Regulations Governing Graduate Degrees apply in these regulations and include provisions for the variation and waiver of these regulations in individual cases by the Academic Board or delegated authority.

Appendix
LAWS504 Comparative Pacific Constitutional Law
LAWS505 Pacific International Law
LAWS506 Pacific Customary Law
LAWS507 Comparative Pacific Land law
LAWS508 Māori Women and the Law
LAWS551 Māori Claims Processes
LAWS552 Indigenous Peoples, State, Public Law and Policy
LAWS554 Māori Resource Law and Development Issues
LAWS555 Indigenous Peoples and International Law
LAWS556 Indigenous Peoples and Public Law: National and International Perspectives
LAWS565 Pacific Legal Studies

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