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Faculty of Law News


Success at Legal Research Foundation Awards

Thursday, 20 July 2017 10:30am

Congratulations to Professor Andrew Geddis and Oliver Hailes – a recent LLB(Hons) graduate – who won the Sir Ian Barker published article award for their article on The Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand’s Constitution.

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Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century

Monday, 15 May 2017 12:58pm

On 11 April,, the Environment Court of New Zealand and the University of Otago - with generous support from the Royal Society of New Zealand, hosted a Symposium on 'Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century' at the Pullman Hotel in Auckland.

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For better or worse?

Wednesday, 22 March 2017 2:03pm

The Family Disputes Resolution Act, passed in 2013, fundamentally changed the way children’s post-separation care arrangements are made. An Otago study is now looking at the impacts of this on children and families.

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Otago Law Career Events 2017

Wednesday, 15 February 2017 10:03am

Meet the Dean and hear about studying law at Otago and the many opportunities that this will confer.

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Major new Otago study to tackle artificial intelligence law and policy

Thursday, 19 January 2017 3:42pm

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming at us before we fully understand what it might mean. Established ways of doing things in areas like transport regulation, crime prevention and legal practice are being challenged by new technologies such as driverless cars, crime prediction software and “AI lawyers”.

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Property Relationships Act (PRA) Symposium

Friday, 16 December 2016 4:47pm

On 8 and 9 December, the Faculty of Law hosted a symposium, Reviewing the PRA 1976: the major issues, which was held at the University of Otago Auckland Centre.

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Academic Promotions

Friday, 16 December 2016 3:54pm

The number of female Professors in the Faculty of Law has doubled after the latest round of academic promotions. Seventeen leading academics from across the University of Otago’s Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington campuses are being promoted to full professor, including Margaret Briggs and Shelley Griffiths from the Faculty of Law.

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Children’s Rights Expert Visits Otago

Friday, 2 December 2016 3:38pm

The Faculty of Law and Children’s Issues Centre were delighted to host a visit by Professor Michael Freeman this week.

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Otago Law Graduates Shine at 2016 NZ Law Foundation Annual Awards

Friday, 2 December 2016 4:29pm

On Tuesday night the NZ Law Foundation held their 2016 Annual Awards dinner at Te Papa, where all but one of the recipients were Otago Law graduates.

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The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the Legal Opinion Competition

Wednesday, 5 October 2016 12:30pm

On Friday 24 September, Kensington Swan representatives Ish Fraser, David Ireland, and Emma Gibbins headed down to Otago University for the annual Kensington Swan Legal Opinion Competition.

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Sir Albert Rocky Palmer shares insights on rule of law in Solomon Islands

Friday, 30 September 2016 10:27am

Solomon Islands Chief Justice and Otago alumnus Albert Rocky Palmer returned to the Faculty of Law, Dunedin campus, this week.

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Summer Research Scholarships

Sunday, 25 September 2016 2:18pm

Applications are invited for four Summer Research Scholarships in the Faculty of Law.

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Summer School 2017

Monday, 19 September 2016 4:16pm

The Faculty of Law is proud to announce the summer school programme for 2017.

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The Otago Women Lawyers’ Society 30th Anniversary Gala Dinner

Monday, 19 September 2016 5:03pm

OWLS invites all past and present members, members of the judiciary, the profession, the faculty, and their partners and supporters to an evening of celebration.

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Books launched in honour of Emeritus Professor Peter Skegg and Emeritus Professor John Smillie

Friday, 16 September 2016 4:27pm

On Thursday 8 September, the Otago Law Faculty celebrated the launch of two Law Foundation funded books written in honour of academic staff: Emeritus Professor Peter Skegg and Emeritus Professor John Smillie.

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Love of the game still strong for Dean of Law

Friday, 16 September 2016 5:24pm

More than 44 years after his first Varsity Club Games for the Golds, Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of Law is still a regular on the rugby field, most recently playing for the University Law Vultures.

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Law of Obligations Symposium

Wednesday, 7 September 2016 4:03pm

In early August, the Faculty of Law hosted a Law of Obligations: Issues in Restitution Symposium.