Law 211 (Public Law) Exam Notes

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  • UniversityUniversity of Auckland
  • AreaLaw
  • CoursePublic Law
  • Course CodeLaw211
  • ProfessorJohn Ip, Janet McLean, Dr Caroline Foster
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AVerified Grade
  • Authortopnotes
  • Created2015
  • Pages85
  • Approved2 February 2016

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About these notes

Do you want to ace Law 211? These A-grade, up-to-date Law 211 2015 Exam Notes are a tool to help you to maximise your academic success in Law.


These notes are a thorough, high-level summary of the examinable course content in Law 211 (Public Law). They contain information on the Executive, Judiciary, NZBORA, Judicial Review and Maori Law (the content examined in the Auckland University 2015 Law 211 Exam).


I have provided detailed analysis of the most important cases using the casebook and Lexis Nexis New Zealand, alongside insight from lectures and study.


The major topics covered in these notes include:

  • The Executive branch of government
  • The Sovereign
  • “The Crown”
  • “Cabinet and the Executive Council”
  • Accountability and control of the Executive branch
  • Sources of Executive authority
  • Reviewability of the prerogative of mercy
  • The Office of the Governor=General is constitutionally important in NZ
  • Powers of Governor=General under royal prerogative continued
  • Powers of Governor=General under statute
  • Judiciary
  • Pre=Hansen decisions about s 4, 5, 6
  • The Hansen approach to rights inconsistencies
  • Declaration of rights inconsistencies?
  • Delegated legislation infringing on BORA right
  • The extent of the s 6 obligation
  • Case Study 1: the right to political protest
  • Judicial Review/Administrative Law
  • Sources of Maori Right


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