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A Criminal Lawyer fulfils a dual role, representing and advocating for a defendant who is charged with a crime, whilst maintaining their duty to the court.
The Criminal Law subjects in the LLM (Applied Law) cover the legal aspects of working in the criminal law system.
With a strong focus on practical learning, this programme will give you the skills to manage the every-day issues you are likely to encounter working in the Criminal Courts in New Zealand.
- CRM1NZ Sentencing Law and Procedure
Often the final occurrence in a criminal procedure, sentencing is a complex procedure that balances a number of different objectives. The role of a criminal lawyer is to advocate for and guide their client through the process.
This practice-based subject advances a students’ knowledge and understanding of sentencing law and procedure within the New Zealand criminal law system.Topics
- The purposes and principles of sentencing
- Taking instructions and guilty pleas
- Structuring written submissions
- Identifying relevant guideline decisions
- Land Transport Act 1998 offences and sentencing outcomes
- Identifying relevant reports available
- The three strikes law and preventative detention
- Pleas in mitigation
- CRM2NZ Trial Practice and Procedure
- CRM3NZ Appeals and Procedure
- CRM4NZ Criminal Disclosure
- CRM5NZ Search and Seizure
- CRM00NZ Criminal Law Capstone
These Applied Law programmes are delivered by The College of Law Limited in Australia which is a self-accrediting Higher Education Provider within the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) regulatory framework. The programmes are fully compliant with the Australian Qualifications Framework at Masters level. The College has delivered these programmes for over 10 years and is now the second largest provider of LLM qualifications in Australia.
It should be noted that these Applied Law programmes are not accredited by the NZQA.