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Faculty of Law News


Findings from ground-breaking Otago study into NZ justice system

Monday, 27 November 2017 12:18pm

espite perceptions of a slow system, the wheels of justice are turning smoothly in most court cases, according to a major University of Otago-led study.

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Marsden grant for eviction research

Friday, 24 November 2017 3:23pm

Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin is part of a team studying eviction in New Zealand, which has secured a Marsden Fund grant.

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NZ Law Foundation funding for Aotearoa’s Future Courts project

Thursday, 23 November 2017 2:02pm

Can online courts aid the struggle to provide affordable and accessible ways to resolve civil disputes? To help answer this question, the New Zealand Law Foundation has awarded the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre team, led by Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin, a grant of $101,000 to examine how litigants can explain their disputes clearly enough for use in an online resolution process.

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Judge McElrea Restorative Justice Collection

Thursday, 26 October 2017 3:01pm

The Judge McElrea Restorative Justice Collection has been officially launched at the Napier Library.

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Share your Lawyer Story

Wednesday, 4 October 2017 11:24am

The University of Otago Legal Issues Centre are inviting New Zealanders who have either tried to find the help of a lawyer or who have used a lawyer to assist them, to share stories of their experience.

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Inaugural presentation of the Neville Marquet Prize in Resource Management and Environmental Law

Friday, 15 September 2017 6:52pm

On Monday 11 September, the Faculty of Law presented the inaugural Neville Marquet Prize in Resource Management and Environmental Law at a special ceremony at the Dunedin Club.

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2017/18 Summer Scholarships available

Friday, 15 September 2017 10:18am

The Legal Issues Centre is pleased to offer two Summer Scholarships to develop videos to assist people who do not have a lawyer with understanding legal process.  

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Climate Change:  Ethical Issues and Implications

Friday, 1 September 2017 3:58pm

Professor Jonathan Boston from Victoria University of Wellington delivered a guest lecture on 'Climate Change: Ethical Issues and Implications' to the Law Faculty and students from the ENVI312 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Climate Change class.

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Success at Legal Research Foundation Awards

Thursday, 20 July 2017 3:52pm

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”.