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IPL: Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana (61.57 MB)
Monday, 12 September 2016
In this Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor Jacinta Ruru anchors her research journey within this Māori proverb to help bring alive the endurance and 'foreverness' of the Māori world in Aotearoa. Professor Ruru shares the ways in which she has sought to contribute towards challenging the law to more respectfully recognise and embrace Indigenous peoples’ authority, laws, values, rights and responsibilities to own, govern and manage land and water. 12 September 2016

IPL: Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana (168.27 MB)
Monday, 12 September 2016
In this Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor Jacinta Ruru anchors her research journey within this Māori proverb to help bring alive the endurance and 'foreverness' of the Māori world in Aotearoa. Professor Ruru shares the ways in which she has sought to contribute towards challenging the law to more respectfully recognise and embrace Indigenous peoples’ authority, laws, values, rights and responsibilities to own, govern and manage land and water. 12 September 2016

Faculty of Law: Professor Graham Virgo - Conscience in Equity: a new Utopia (147.72 MB)
Thursday, 4 August 2016
The Faculty of Law presents this public lecture by Professor Graham Virgo, 2016 NZ Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, 2016 FW Guest Memorial Lecturer. In 1516 Sir Thomas More published 'Utopia', which identifies an attractive vision of law and society. As Lord Chancellor, More helped to develop Equity as a mechanism to secure justice which was not provided through the rigid interpretation of the Common Law. From the start, the equitable jurisdiction was founded on conscience. By tracing the historical development of conscience it is possible to identify the theoretical structure which justifies and explains the equitable jurisdiction and shows how it should develop in the future.

Faculty of Law: Professor Graham Virgo - Conscience in Equity: a new Utopia (59.09 MB)
Thursday, 4 August 2016
The Faculty of Law presents this public lecture by Professor Graham Virgo, 2016 NZ Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, 2016 FW Guest Memorial Lecturer. In 1516 Sir Thomas More published Utopia, which identifies an attractive vision of law and society. As Lord Chancellor, More helped to develop Equity as a mechanism to secure justice which was not provided through the rigid interpretation of the Common Law. From the start, the equitable jurisdiction was founded on conscience. By tracing the historical development of conscience it is possible to identify the theoretical structure which justifies and explains the equitable jurisdiction and shows how it should develop in the future.

Faculty of Law: Professor Jeremy Waldron - Death lists and death squads: Targeted killing and the character of the State (56.54 MB)
Thursday, 28 July 2016
'My intention in this lecture is to urge critical reflection upon current US practices of targeted killing by considering, not just whether acts of targeted killing can be legally justified, but also what sort of state we are turning into when we organize the use of lethal force in this way -maintaining a list of named enemies of the state who are to be eliminated in this way.' A prolific scholar, Jeremy Waldron teaches legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. Until recently, he was also Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University (All Souls College).

Faculty of Law: Professor Jeremy Waldron - Death lists and death squads: Targeted killing and the character of the State (154.83 MB)
Thursday, 28 July 2016
'My intention in this lecture is to urge critical reflection upon current US practices of targeted killing by considering, not just whether acts of targeted killing can be legally justified, but also what sort of state we are turning into when we organize the use of lethal force in this way -maintaining a list of named enemies of the state who are to be eliminated in this way.' A prolific scholar, Jeremy Waldron teaches legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. Until recently, he was also Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University (All Souls College).

Faculty of Law: Pike River - How could this happen in this day and age? (59.86 MB)
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Colin Smith, Chairman on the Pike River Families Group Committee and the Pike River 29 Legacy Trust, talks about the Pike River disaster and asks how could this happen in this day and age? Find out why the Pike River Families have fought so hard and for so long. Colin Smith is a law graduate from the University of Otago and is a partner with the Greymouth Law Firm Hannan & Seddon.

Faculty of Law: Pike River - How could this happen in this day and age? (107.88 MB)
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Colin Smith, Chairman on the Pike River Families Group Committee and the Pike River 29 Legacy Trust, talks about the Pike River disaster and asks how could this happen in this day and age? Find out why the Pike River Families have fought so hard and for so long. Colin Smith is a law graduate from the University of Otago and is a partner with the Greymouth Law Firm Hannan & Seddon.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2016 – Making the penalty fit the crime: the pros and cons of civil pecuniary penalties as a means of enforcing commercial law (97.41 MB)
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Civil pecuniary penalties are an increasingly common feature of regulatory legislation such as the Commerce Act 1986 and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. They have been both welcomed as a pragmatic “third way” between purely civil remedies and criminal charges and condemned as incompatible with human rights and the principles which underpin the criminal justice system. This lecture considers both sides of the debate and whether it is possible to reconcile the competing views. Presented by Jenny Cooper, who graduated from Otago in 1995 and now practices in Auckland as a commercial barrister with specialist expertise in company and securities law and fair trading and competition law.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2016 – Making the penalty fit the crime: the pros and cons of civil pecuniary penalties as a means of enforcing commercial law (49.89 MB)
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Civil pecuniary penalties are an increasingly common feature of regulatory legislation such as the Commerce Act 1986 and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. They have been both welcomed as a pragmatic “third way” between purely civil remedies and criminal charges and condemned as incompatible with human rights and the principles which underpin the criminal justice system. This lecture considers both sides of the debate and whether it is possible to reconcile the competing views. Presented by Jenny Cooper, who graduated from Otago in 1995 and now practices in Auckland as a commercial barrister with specialist expertise in company and securities law and fair trading and competition law.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Relational Self (105.61 MB)
Thursday, 21 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Relational Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the fourth of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Relational Self (48.50 MB)
Thursday, 21 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Relational Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the fourth of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

Faculty of Law: The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects (67.14 MB)
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
James and Jean Davis Prestige Visiting Fellow, Professor Don McRae C.C delivers a public lecture on 'The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects'. The lecture focuses on the changes that have occurred in the field of international law over the past 50 years, and the challenges that these developments pose for both the theory and practice of international law including its legitimacy.

Faculty of Law: The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects (155.88 MB)
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
James and Jean Davis Prestige Visiting Fellow, Professor Don McRae C.C delivers a public lecture on 'The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects'. The lecture focuses on the changes that have occurred in the field of international law over the past 50 years, and the challenges that these developments pose for both the theory and practice of international law including its legitimacy.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Abused Self (56.54 MB)
Thursday, 14 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Abused Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the third of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Abused Self (94.52 MB)
Thursday, 14 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Abused Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the third of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Caring Self (127.32 MB)
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Caring Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the second of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Caring Self (69.16 MB)
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Caring Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the second of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Vulnerable Self (121.92 MB)
Monday, 21 March 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Vulnerable Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the first of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Vulnerable Self (63.16 MB)
Monday, 21 March 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Vulnerable Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the first of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

Faculty of Law: Magna Carta in a Handcart, From 1215 to 2015 and Far Beyond (90.51 MB)
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
What’s Magna Carta — legal icon, myth, or misconception? When was Magna Carta —1215, say the historians, the lawyers (were they to agree) might say 1297. In this talk Dr Nigel Jamieson, Faculty of Law at the University of Otago discusses what Magna Carta might mean for us today — being in Latin most modernists would shrug it off; some cynics say it means nothing much, since it’s only called the Great Charter because in 1215 they couldn’t text it down to twenty words; others say it’s not for us today because we’re far more up with the political play; and then there are those today who extol it to divert our attention away from the fact that they’re fiddling the books behind our backs. 21 July 2015

Faculty of Law: Magna Carta in a Handcart, From 1215 to 2015 and Far Beyond (204.97 MB)
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
What’s Magna Carta — legal icon, myth, or misconception? When was Magna Carta —1215, say the historians, the lawyers (were they to agree) might say 1297. In this talk Dr Nigel Jamieson, Faculty of Law at the University of Otago discusses what Magna Carta might mean for us today — being in Latin most modernists would shrug it off; some cynics say it means nothing much, since it’s only called the Great Charter because in 1215 they couldn’t text it down to twenty words; others say it’s not for us today because we’re far more up with the political play; and then there are those today who extol it to divert our attention away from the fact that they’re fiddling the books behind our backs. 21 July 2015

Faculty of Law: Against Written Constitutionalism (238.81 MB)
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Professor Jim Allan is the Garrick Professor of Law at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland and previously belonged to the University of Otago Faculty of Law for 11 years. In this talk Professor Allan discusses four key points, what an unwritten constitution amounts to, the point of written constitutionalism and what you are being promised when offered a written constitution. Finally he explains why a written constitution has limited choice and the process of making a decision between a written and unwritten constitution. 15 July 2015

Faculty of Law: Against Written Constitutionalism (82.18 MB)
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Professor Jim Allan is the Garrick Professor of Law at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland and previously belonged to the University of Otago Faculty of Law for 11 years. In this talk Professor Allan discusses four key points, what an unwritten constitution amounts to, the point of written constitutionalism and what you are being promised when offered a written constitution. Finally he explains why a written constitution has limited choice and the process of making a decision between a written and unwritten constitution. 15 July 2015

Faculty of Law: Advocacy to Expand Autonomy at the End of Life in the US: Evolving Law, Medicine and Policy (96.56 MB)
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Professor Kathryn Tucker, Executive Director of The Disability Rights Legal Center, Los Angeles, discusses the rights of terminally ill patients to make choices to ensure a dying process that is consistent with their values and beliefs; these rights have been rapidly evolving in the US. Professor Tucker, a veteran of nearly every effort to protect and expand end of life choice in the US for more that two decades, will share insight on advocacy strategies, progress, challenges and predictions. She also discusses advocacy in the courthouse, the statehouse and in various policy forums. 17 March 2015

Faculty of Law: Advocacy to Expand Autonomy at the End of Life in the US: Evolving Law, Medicine and Policy (51.40 MB)
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Professor Kathryn Tucker, Executive Director of The Disability Rights Legal Center, Los Angeles, discusses the rights of terminally ill patients to make choices to ensure a dying process that is consistent with their values and beliefs; these rights have been rapidly evolving in the US. Professor Tucker, a veteran of nearly every effort to protect and expand end of life choice in the US for more that two decades, will share insight on advocacy strategies, progress, challenges and predictions. She also discusses advocacy in the courthouse, the statehouse and in various policy forums. 17 March 2015

Faculty of Law: Global Animal Law and New Project (113.27 MB)
Monday, 16 March 2015
In this talk, Sabine Brels explores these questions in providing a global overview of animal law at three levels: National, European and International. What is animal law, where does it come from, and how is it evolving? Why can we say that it is progressing worldwide? What are its main strengths and weaknesses in order to protect the welfare of animals against cruelty and suffering, either legally or illegally perpetrated? She also looks at current efforts to set up a universal protection of animal welfare. Lastly, she presents the new Global Animal Law (GAL) Project, aiming to improve the law for animals all around the world. 16 March 2015

Faculty of Law: Global Animal Law and New Project (53.12 MB)
Monday, 16 March 2015
In this talk, Sabine Brels explores these questions in providing a global overview of animal law at three levels: National, European and International. What is animal law, where does it come from, and how is it evolving? Why can we say that it is progressing worldwide? What are its main strengths and weaknesses in order to protect the welfare of animals against cruelty and suffering, either legally or illegally perpetrated? She also looks at current efforts to set up a universal protection of animal welfare. Lastly, she presents the new Global Animal Law (GAL) Project, aiming to improve the law for animals all around the world. 16 March 2015

Faculty of Law: From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: “All the world’s knowledge” and Universal Authors’ Rights (57.19 MB)
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Professor Jane C. Ginsburg of the Columbia University School of Law discusses two utopian goals: universal access to knowledge, and universal authors’ rights. She also addresses the clash of utopias epitomised by the Google book-scanning programme and the legal responses it has inspired, including the recent decision by the SDNY upholding Google’s fair use defence. 23 October 2014

Faculty of Law: From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: “All the world’s knowledge” and Universal Authors’ Rights (118.32 MB)
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Professor Jane C. Ginsburg of the Columbia University School of Law discusses two utopian goals: universal access to knowledge, and universal authors’ rights. She also addresses the clash of utopias epitomised by the Google book-scanning programme and the legal responses it has inspired, including the recent decision by the SDNY upholding Google’s fair use defence. 23 October 2014

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2014 – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court (49.33 MB)
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Trevor Shiels QC, delivers the 2014 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court. 4 September 2014

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2014 – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court (98.63 MB)
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Trevor Shiels QC, delivers the 2014 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court. 4 September 2014

Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century (60.97 MB)
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The Honorable Justice Susan Glazebrook, Supreme Court of New Zealand, delivers this talk on some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century. Justice Glazebrook discusses a number of topics including legislation, modern statutes, the purpose of text in legislation, and interpretation. 13 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century (88.37 MB)
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The Honorable Justice Susan Glazebrook, Supreme Court of New Zealand, delivers this talk on some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century. Justice Glazebrook discusses a number of topics including legislation, modern statutes, the purpose of text in legislation, and interpretation. 13 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Human Rights in North Korea. Can things change? (43.65 MB)
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
The Honorable Michael Kirby, AC CMG Australia, presents this talk on Human Rights in North Korea. He discusses a number of issues including the torture of prisoners and other violations of human rights. He also discusses the establishment of the Commission of Enquiry in May 2013 to investigate these issues. 5 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Human Rights in North Korea. Can things change? (128.46 MB)
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
The Honorable Michael Kirby, AC CMG Australia, presents this talk on Human Rights in North Korea. He discusses a number of issues including the torture of prisoners and other violations of human rights. He also discusses the establishment of the Commission of Enquiry in May 2013 to investigate these issues. 5 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Litigating Climate Change (53.08 MB)
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Professor Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell Law School delivers this talk on 'Litigating Climate Change'. Climate change cases are already being handled by the USA courts. The most prominent are the atmospheric trust cases currently being brought by youth and supported by James Hansen and other scientists. These cases are asking the courts to compel Government to take meaningful action to protect the atmosphere for current and future generations. There have also been liability suits suggested – and at least one filed – over the effects of climate change. Professor Torres discusses the range of cases being brought and suggested in the USA, focusing on the atmospheric trust litigation, and the public trust doctrine which underlies it. 30 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Litigating Climate Change (179.97 MB)
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Professor Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell Law School delivers this talk on 'Litigating Climate Change'. Climate change cases are already being handled by the USA courts. The most prominent are the atmospheric trust cases currently being brought by youth and supported by James Hansen and other scientists. These cases are asking the courts to compel Government to take meaningful action to protect the atmosphere for current and future generations. There have also been liability suits suggested – and at least one filed – over the effects of climate change. Professor Torres discusses the range of cases being brought and suggested in the USA, focusing on the atmospheric trust litigation, and the public trust doctrine which underlies it. 30 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Legal Transplant: Lost in Translation or a Working Misunderstanding (130.64 MB)
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Guest Lecturer Mindy Chen-Wishart, a Reader in Contract Law, presents a case study of the transplant of an English doctrine into Singaporean law and explores why the Singaporean courts, while professing to follow it, have applied it to very divergent effect. She compares Western and Confucian value systems—hierarchy versus equality, the positional versus the personal, and collectivism versus individualism—and emphasises the importance of being more aware of the deeply entrenched assumptions of one's own legal system, and of those of other cultures. With the 'changing of the guard' on the world stage, from the West to the East, this is a particularly important time to engage with the Eastern perspective. 24 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Legal Transplant: Lost in Translation or a Working Misunderstanding (45.08 MB)
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Guest Lecturer Mindy Chen-Wishart, a Reader in Contract Law, presents a case study of the transplant of an English doctrine into Singaporean law and explores why the Singaporean courts, while professing to follow it, have applied it to very divergent effect. She compares Western and Confucian value systems—hierarchy versus equality, the positional versus the personal, and collectivism versus individualism—and emphasises the importance of being more aware of the deeply entrenched assumptions of one's own legal system, and of those of other cultures. With the 'changing of the guard' on the world stage, from the West to the East, this is a particularly important time to engage with the Eastern perspective. 24 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society (51.67 MB)
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. He is President of the International Society of Family Law and has written many books. In this talk he discusses the conflict between faith organisations and human rights centre advocates after so many years of coexistence and collaboration. He also goes on to discuss his examinations into finding the balance between equality norms and religious freedom in a multicultural society, and the issue of public funding for religious organisations. 10 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society (172.53 MB)
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. He is President of the International Society of Family Law and has written many books. In this talk he discusses the conflict between faith organisations and human rights centre advocates after so many years of coexistence and collaboration. He also goes on to discuss his examinations into finding the balance between equality norms and religious freedom in a multicultural society, and the issue of public funding for religious organisations. 10 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Democracy in Decline (206.85 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
Professor Jim Allan, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, argues that in five of the world’s oldest democracies, the long-established Anglosphere countries of Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia, the past few decades have seen a decline in the extent to which democratic decision-making prevails. He outlines the causes of that decline in democracy and then notes the ways that decline is masked and obfuscated. 16 May 2014

Faculty of Law: Democracy in Decline (54.27 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
Professor Jim Allan, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, argues that in five of the world’s oldest democracies, the long-established Anglosphere countries of Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia, the past few decades have seen a decline in the extent to which democratic decision-making prevails. He outlines the causes of that decline in democracy and then notes the ways that decline is masked and obfuscated. 16 May 2014

Faculty of Law: Protecting the Public? An Analysis of Complaints and Disciplinary Proceedings against Doctors in Australia and New Zealand (45.15 MB)
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Dr Katie Elkin, Associate Commissioner, Legal and Strategic Relations at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, discusses the considerable change in the design of health professional regulation throughout Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the last decade. As well as ushering in significant structural reform, the legislation in both countries is now more explicit regarding its public protection objectives. However, the degree to which regulatory decision-making is actually consistent with public protection considerations is unclear. Through two major empirical analyses of complaints and disciplinary mechanisms in Australian and New Zealand, Dr Elkin has explored these issues and how they impact at throughout the regulatory journey, from registration through to disciplinary sanction. 13 May 2014

Faculty of Law: Protecting the Public? An Analysis of Complaints and Disciplinary Proceedings against Doctors in Australia and New Zealand (69.72 MB)
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Dr Katie Elkin, Associate Commissioner, Legal and Strategic Relations at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, discusses the considerable change in the design of health professional regulation throughout Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the last decade. As well as ushering in significant structural reform, the legislation in both countries is now more explicit regarding its public protection objectives. However, the degree to which regulatory decision-making is actually consistent with public protection considerations is unclear. Through two major empirical analyses of complaints and disciplinary mechanisms in Australian and New Zealand, Dr Elkin has explored these issues and how they impact at throughout the regulatory journey, from registration through to disciplinary sanction. 13 May 2014

Faculty of Law, Politics & NCPACS: Disarmament: The Balance Sheet (27.75 MB)
Thursday, 10 April 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon has said our world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs for the United Nations talks about disarmament challenges and successes, and addresses a number of common questions. Are we any closer to nuclear disarmament since New Zealand took its stand in the 1980s? How realistic is a Middle East Zone free of Weapons of Mass Destruction? Why did Assad agree to give up chemical weapons? Is the Arms Trade Treaty all good news? This is a public lecture hosted by the Faculty of Law, Department of Politics and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies. 10 April 2014

OZONE presentation 2013: Law and Ethics (13.87 MB)
Friday, 21 March 2014
Professor Mark Heneghan talks about working on hte Human Genome project and the ethical questions raised. The Ozone presentations took place September 2013, in St David's theatre

2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality (51.66 MB)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Professor Margaret Wilson, Te Piringa/Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, delivers the 2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality. 18 September 2013

2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality (287.79 MB)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Professor Margaret Wilson, Te Piringa/Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, delivers the 2013 Suffrage Lecture: 'The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality'. 18 September 2013

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand (164.25 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New Zealand is adapting to global change. This talk is hosted by the Otago Students' Animal Legal Defence Fund and the Faculty of Law. 15 April 2013

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand (69.58 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New Zealand is adapting to global change. This talk is hosted by the Otago Students' Animal Legal Defence Fund and the Faculty of Law. 15 April 2013

In Conversation with Mark Henaghan (189.10 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Professor Henaghan speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’. May 2013

In Conversation with Mark Henaghan (56.28 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Professor Henaghan speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’. May 2013

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth (237.86 MB)
Monday, 13 May 2013
Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth (85.30 MB)
Monday, 13 May 2013
Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law (136.91 MB)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law (67.27 MB)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (189.73 MB)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (52.79 MB)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future (48.45 MB)
Saturday, 6 October 2012
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women hosted a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen reflects on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future (297.63 MB)
Saturday, 6 October 2012
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women hosted a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen reflects on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Sir Tipene O’Regan (176.49 MB)
Friday, 21 September 2012
When this podcast was recorded, Sir Tipene was the co-Chair of the Constitutional Advisory Panel and charged with a particular responsibility for considering the place of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a very differently configured future for Aotearoa / New Zealand. In that future, Māori and Pacifica peoples will be in very different proportions compared to others than they are currently. How do we want that future to be? What do we want the Treaty to be? He aha te moemoea? 25 July 2012.

Faculty of Law: Cyber Bullying: Do we need new law for cyber-bullies? (440.67 MB)
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Steven Price and Thomas Beagle discuss the issues of cyber bullying and address the key questions “Is it possible for the internet to be both safe and free? And, if not, how do we strike the right balance between those qualities?”. Steven Price is a barrister specialising in media law, and an adjunct lecturer in media law at Victoria University of Wellington’s law school. Thomas Beagle has had a long involvement with computers and the IT industry. He is the co-founder of digital civil liberties group Tech Liberty and a member of the executive committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. 6 September 2012

Faculty of Law: Cyber Bullying: Do we need new law for cyber-bullies? (71.74 MB)
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Steven Price and Thomas Beagle discuss the issues of cyber bullying and address the key questions “Is it possible for the internet to be both safe and free? And, if not, how do we strike the right balance between those qualities?”. Steven Price is a barrister specialising in media law, and an adjunct lecturer in media law at Victoria University of Wellington’s law school. Thomas Beagle has had a long involvement with computers and the IT industry. He is the co-founder of digital civil liberties group Tech Liberty and a member of the executive committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. 6 September 2012

IPL: Professor Struan Scott – Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance (459.89 MB)
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Professor Struan Scott, from the Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance”. 7 August 2012.

IPL: Professor Struan Scott – Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance (75.41 MB)
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Professor Struan Scott, from the Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance”. 7 August 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Sir Tipene O’Regan (91.07 MB)
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
When this podcast was recorded, Sir Tipene was the co-Chair of the Constitutional Advisory Panel and charged with a particular responsibility for considering the place of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a very differently configured future for Aotearoa / New Zealand. In that future, Māori and Pacifica peoples will be in very different proportions compared to others than they are currently. How do we want that future to be? What do we want the Treaty to be? He aha te moemoea? 25 July 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Judge Craig Coxhead (55.74 MB)
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Judge Craig Coxhead is a Māori Land Court Judge and works with the Waitangi Tribunal. He gives a presentation at the 2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week on the topic of “Looking to the Future: Māori Legal Issues”. 24 July 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Judge Craig Coxhead (98.62 MB)
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Judge Craig Coxhead is a Māori Land Court Judge and works with the Waitangi Tribunal. He gives a presentation at the 2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week on the topic of “Looking to the Future: Māori Legal Issues”. 24 July 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Metiria Turei (64.88 MB)
Monday, 23 July 2012
Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Green Party gives a presentation at the 2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week. A former lawyer, she discusses current legal issues facing Māori and Pacific peoples in New Zealand today. 23 July 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Metiria Turei (398.75 MB)
Monday, 23 July 2012
Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Green Party gives a presentation at the 2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week. A former lawyer, she discusses current legal issues facing Māori and Pacific peoples in New Zealand today. 23 July 2012.

2011 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Jacinta Ruru: Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water (60.34 MB)
Monday, 16 July 2012
Jacinta Ruru of the Faculty of Law presents the 2011 Carl Smith Lecture on the topic “Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water”. 16 April 2011.

2011 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Jacinta Ruru: Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water (345.12 MB)
Monday, 16 July 2012
Jacinta Ruru of the Faculty of Law presents the 2011 Carl Smith Lecture on the topic “Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water”. 16 April 2011.

IPL: Professor Andrew Geddis (56.47 MB)
Friday, 29 June 2012
Professor Andrew Geddis, Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the topic “Of Flags and Protest: Dissent, Offence and the Limits of Free Speech”.13 September 2011.

IPL: Professor Andrew Geddis (345.37 MB)
Friday, 29 June 2012
Professor Andrew Geddis, Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the topic “Of Flags and Protest: Dissent, Offence and the Limits of Free Speech”.13 September 2011.

Faculty of Law: Public Law Toolbox: Why it Matters (288.85 MB)
Friday, 29 June 2012
Mai Chen of CHENPALMER Law Specialists, and distinguished Otago Law alumna discusses New Zealand Public and Employment Law. Mai has recently had her book, Public Law Toolbox published, and she has contributed greatly to public and employment law discourse in New Zealand.

Faculty of Law: Public Law Toolbox: Why it Matters (47.04 MB)
Friday, 29 June 2012
Mai Chen of CHENPALMER Law Specialists, and distinguished Otago Law alumna discusses New Zealand Public and Employment Law. Mai has recently had her book, Public Law Toolbox published, and she has contributed greatly to public and employment law discourse in New Zealand.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Lecture 2012, Professor Andrew Ashworth (64.26 MB)
Thursday, 22 March 2012
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host the 2012 New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law. The topic is: 'Negotiating the Fundamental Right to Personal Liberty: Four Problem Cases'.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Lecture 2012, Professor Andrew Ashworth (394.53 MB)
Thursday, 22 March 2012
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host the 2012 New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law. The topic is: 'Negotiating the Fundamental Right to Personal Liberty: Four Problem Cases'.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – Administrative Justice: Getting It Right, Putting It Right and Learning From Mistakes (336.31 MB)
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the fourth and final of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “Administrative Justice: Getting It Right, Putting It Right and Learning From Mistakes”. 26 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – Administrative Justice: Getting It Right, Putting It Right and Learning From Mistakes (63.03 MB)
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the fourth and final of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “Administrative Justice: Getting It Right, Putting It Right and Learning From Mistakes”. 26 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – Devolution: the Story So Far and Scotland’s Constitutional Future (62.09 MB)
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the third of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “Devolution: the Story So Far and Scotland’s Constitutional Future”. 19 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – Devolution: the Story So Far and Scotland’s Constitutional Future (344.07 MB)
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the third of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “Devolution: the Story So Far and Scotland’s Constitutional Future”. 19 October 2011.

De Carle lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – European Human Rights Law in the UK: the Impact of the Human Rights Act (250.17 MB)
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the second of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “European Human Rights Law in the UK: the Impact of the Human Rights Act”. 12 October 2011.

De Carle lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – European Human Rights Law in the UK: the Impact of the Human Rights Act (62.03 MB)
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the second of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “European Human Rights Law in the UK: the Impact of the Human Rights Act”. 12 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – The Shape of the “New Constitution”: New Institutions, New Rights and New Constitutional Ideas (61.57 MB)
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the first of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “The Shape of the “New Constitution”: New Institutions, New Rights and New Constitutional Ideas”. 5 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – The Shape of the “New Constitution”: New Institutions, New Rights and New Constitutional Ideas (378.65 MB)
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the first of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “The Shape of the “New Constitution”: New Institutions, New Rights and New Constitutional Ideas”. 5 October 2011.

Pacific Legal Issues Week 2011: Charles Chauvel MP – Keeping the Legal System Relevant (370.03 MB)
Monday, 12 September 2011
Charles Chauvel is a Labour MP and the first Member of Parliament of Tahitian descent. A qualified lawyer and the current Labour spokesperson for Justice, he presents here at Pacific Legal Issues Week 2011 on the topic of “Keeping the Legal System Relevant”. 12 September 2011.

Pacific Legal Issues Week 2011: Charles Chauvel MP – Keeping the Legal System Relevant (60.17 MB)
Monday, 12 September 2011
Charles Chauvel is a Labour MP and the first Member of Parliament of Tahitian descent. A qualified lawyer and the current Labour spokesperson for Justice, he presents here at Pacific Legal Issues Week 2011 on the topic of “Keeping the Legal System Relevant”. 12 September 2011.

F.W Guest Lecture 2011: Capitalism, Revolutions and our Rule of Law (156.04 MB)
Thursday, 8 September 2011
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Mr Jack Hodder, Chairman and Partner, Chapman Tripp as the 2011 FW Guest Memorial speaker. The topic is "Capitalism, Revolutions and our Rule of Law". Held August 10, 2011.

F.W Guest Lecture 2011: Capitalism, Revolutions and our Rule of Law (70.36 MB)
Thursday, 8 September 2011
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Mr Jack Hodder, Chairman and Partner, Chapman Tripp as the 2011 FW Guest Memorial speaker. The topic is "Capitalism, Revolutions and our Rule of Law". Held August 10, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: Pushing drugs & modifying genes - bioethics in sports medicine (38.89 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Associate Professor David Gerrard OBE, CNZM, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: Pushing drugs & modifying genes - bioethics in sports medicine (73.13 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Associate Professor David Gerrard OBE, CNZM, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: What's fairness got to do with it? Assessing gene doping in sports (81.22 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Professor Ronald Green, the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: What's fairness got to do with it? Assessing gene doping in sports (34.56 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Professor Ronald Green, the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: Life isn't fair, but should it be? (60.40 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Associate Professor Andy Miah, Director of Creative Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Business and Creative industries, University of the West of Scotland presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: Life isn't fair, but should it be? (31.85 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Associate Professor Andy Miah, Director of Creative Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Business and Creative industries, University of the West of Scotland presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Faculty of Law: Emeritus Professor Ben Boer - Climate Change, Biodiversity and Protected Areas: The Need for an Integrated Approach (54.45 MB)
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
The New Zealand Law Foundation and the University of Otago Faculty of Law present the New Zealand Law Foundation 2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Emeritus Professor Ben Boer. Professor Boer is Emeritus Professor in Environmental Law at the University of Sydney. Here he delivers a public lecture on the topic of "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Protected Areas: The need for an integrated approach". 19 April 2011.

Faculty of Law: Emeritus Professor Ben Boer - Climate Change, Biodiversity and Protected Areas: The Need for an Integrated Approach (122.72 MB)
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
The New Zealand Law Foundation and the University of Otago Faculty of Law present the New Zealand Law Foundation 2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Emeritus Professor Ben Boer. Professor Boer is Emeritus Professor in Environmental Law at the University of Sydney. Here he delivers a public lecture on the topic of "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Protected Areas: The need for an integrated approach". 19 April 2011.

Wikileaks: Guardian of the Public Interest or Hotbed of Anarchy? (40.94 MB)
Monday, 18 April 2011
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies hosted a panel discussion chaired by Colin Gavaghan, Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies. In this public lecture Mr Jeffrey Matsuura, Fullbright Senior Scholar and Counsel, Alliance Law Group Washington DC, and Andy Miah, Professor of Ethics and Emerging Technologies from the University of West Scotland, offer their expert perspectives on this vexed and engaging question. March 24, 2011.

Wikileaks: Guardian of the Public Interest or Hotbed of Anarchy? (141.44 MB)
Monday, 18 April 2011
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies hosted a panel discussion chaired by Colin Gavaghan, Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies. In this public lecture Mr Jeffrey Matsuura, Fullbright Senior Scholar and Counsel, Alliance Law Group Washington DC, and Andy Miah, Professor of Ethics and Emerging Technologies from the University of West Scotland, offer their expert perspectives on this vexed and engaging question. March 24, 2011.

IPL: Measuring Law's Impact - The Future of Socio-Legal Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand (169.63 MB)
Monday, 10 January 2011
Professor Kim Economides, Director of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on September 22, 2010.

IPL: Measuring Law's Impact - The Future of Socio-Legal Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand (59.22 MB)
Monday, 10 January 2011
Professor Kim Economides, Director of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on September 22, 2010.

Treating like cases alike and unlike cases differently: some problems of anti-discrimination law (146.40 MB)
Friday, 17 September 2010
The Right Honorable Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom presents a public lecture on Treating like cases alike and unlike cases differently: some problems of anti-discrimination law. Lecture given 16 August, 2010.

Treating like cases alike and unlike cases differently: some problems of anti-discrimination law (48.56 MB)
Friday, 17 September 2010
The Right Honorable Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom presents a public lecture on Treating like cases alike and unlike cases differently: some problems of anti-discrimination law. Lecture given 16 August, 2010.

Challenging Traditions (32.20 MB)
Friday, 10 September 2010
The Honorable Simon Powers, Minister of Justice, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Minister of Commerce, Minister Responsible for the Law Commission, Associate Minister of Finance, and Deputy Leader of the House presents a public lecture on Challenging Traditions - New Zealand's Justice System. Lecture given 25 August, 2010.

Challenging Traditions (104.83 MB)
Friday, 10 September 2010
The Honorable Simon Powers, Minister of Justice, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Minister of Commerce, Minister Responsible for the Law Commission, Associate Minister of Finance, and Deputy Leader of the House presents a public lecture on Challenging Traditions - New Zealand's Justice System. Lecture given 25 August, 2010.

Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS (83.89 MB)
Friday, 20 August 2010
Justice Edwin Cameron, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and James and Jean Davis Prestige Visitor presents a public lecture on Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS.

Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS (34.25 MB)
Friday, 20 August 2010
Justice Edwin Cameron, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and James and Jean Davis Prestige Visitor presents a public lecture on Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS.

The investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions (82.52 MB)
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Professor Graham J. Zellick, Emeritus Professor of Law of the University of London, formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, England, presents the New Zealand Law Foundation's Distinguished Visiting Fellow lecture for 2010. His theme: the investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions. Lecture given August 18, 2010.

The investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions (283.37 MB)
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Professor Graham J. Zellick, Emeritus Professor of Law of the University of London, formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, England, presents the New Zealand Law Foundation's Distinguished Visiting Fellow lecture for 2010. His theme: the investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions. Lecture given August 18, 2010.

On Being a Judge: An Indigenous New Zealand Jurisprudence (48.02 MB)
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Justice David Baragwanath, New Zealand Court of Appeal talks about an indigenous New Zealand jurisprudence.

On Being a Judge: An Indigenous New Zealand Jurisprudence (145.08 MB)
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Justice David Baragwanath, New Zealand Court of Appeal talks about an indigenous New Zealand jurisprudence.

Winter Lecture Series - 2008: Beyond the electoral finance act? (215.00 MB)
Friday, 4 June 2010
Associate Professor of Law, Andrew Geddis discusses the electoral finance act and beyond. 2008 Winter Lecture Series

Winter Lecture Series - 2008: Beyond the electoral finance act? (69.92 MB)
Friday, 4 June 2010
Associate Professor of Law, Andrew Geddis discusses the electoral finance act and beyond. 2008 Winter Lecture Series

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Lecture 2010 - Lady Hale (297.25 MB)
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Lady Hale presents the 2010 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture for the University of Otago Faculty of Law, 'Justice for the Jains: Remedies for Bad Administration' Lady Hale became the United Kingdom’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in January 2004, after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge. She is now the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court. Justice for the Jains: Remedies for Bad Administration. Wednesday 5 May, 2010

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Lecture 2010 - Lady Hale (67.41 MB)
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Lady Hale presents the 2010 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture for the University of Otago Faculty of Law, 'Justice for the Jains: Remedies for Bad Administration'. Lady Hale became the United Kingdom’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in January 2004, after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge. She is now the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court. Justice for the Jains: Remedies for Bad Administration. 5 May 2010

FPCLW: Session 12 (54.09 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote address. Alistair Morrison, Director-General of the Department of Conservation.

FPCLW: Session 12 (21.49 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote address. Alistair Morrison, Director-General of the Department of Conservation.

FPCLW: Session 11 (74.97 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote address. Alistair Morrison, Director-General of the Department of Conservation.

FPCLW: Session 11 (21.39 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Three into two won't go (Iwi, DoC and Fish and Game): can the spirit of the Ngai Tahu settlement be maintained? Dr Jim Williams, School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies.

FPCLW: Session 10 (82.39 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Combating climate change: a new role for wildlife corridors? Nicola Wheen, Faculty of Law.

FPCLW: Session 10 (20.39 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Combating climate change: a new role for wildlife corridors? Nicola Wheen, Faculty of Law.

FPCLW: Session 9 (53.60 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Linking landscapes: where there needs to be a focus on urban biodiversity? Dr Yolanda van Heezik, Department of Zoology.

FPCLW: Session 9 (15.92 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Linking landscapes: where there needs to be a focus on urban biodiversity? Dr Yolanda van Heezik, Department of Zoology.

FPCLW: Session 8 (50.58 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Recreation access: how to enhance visitor experiences in our parks? Dr Anna Thompson and Dr Brent Lovelock, Department of Tourism and co-directors of the Center for Recreation Research.

FPCLW: Session 7 (47.38 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Safe havens for hector dolphins: what more needs to be done? Associate Professor Liz Slooten, Department of Zoology.

FPCLW: Session 7 (19.54 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Safe havens for hector dolphins: what more needs to be done? Associate Professor Liz Slooten, Department of Zoology.

FPCLW: Session 6 (43.44 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Maori owned parks: should iwi be given title to specific parks? Jacinta Ruru, Faculty of Law.

FPCLW: Session 4 (116.87 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. What is biodiversity? The challenge for our parks. Dr James Maclaurin, Head of the Department of Philosophy.

FPCLW: Session 4 (25.52 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. What is biodiversity? The challenge for our parks. Dr James Maclaurin, Head of the Department of Philosophy.

FPCLW: Session 3 (35.67 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Be involved! How can a greater sense of public engagement in the conservation estate be built? Mick Abbott, Department of Design.

FPCLW: Session 3 (15.33 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Be involved! How can a greater sense of public engagement in the conservation estate be built? Mick Abbott, Department of Design.

FPCLW: Session 2 (71.60 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote ministerial address - Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Conservation.

FPCLW: Session 2 (24.66 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote ministerial address - Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Conservation.

FPCLW: Introduction (18.24 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters.

FPCLW: Introduction (6.14 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters.

Indigenous Peoples' Legal Water Forum 2009 Introduction (100.28 MB)
Monday, 2 November 2009
A forum to explore the rights of Indigenous peoples to be involved in the governance of freshwater. Justice Joe Williams of the High Court and past Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Hon. Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs.

IPL: Can your Trust be Trusted? (309.26 MB)
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Professor Nicola Peart, Faculty of Law Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on October 23, 2008.

IPL: Can your Trust be Trusted? (24.36 MB)
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Professor Nicola Peart, Faculty of Law Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on October 23, 2008.

Our People: Mark Henaghan (71.58 MB)
Monday, 30 March 2009
An interview with Professor Mark Henaghan, Faculty of Law.

IPL: Slow train coming: religious liberty in the last days (27.71 MB)
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Professor Rex Tauati Ahdar, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on August 21, 2008.

IPL: Slow train coming: religious liberty in the last days (284.94 MB)
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Professor Rex Tauati Ahdar, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on August 21, 2008.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2008 – ‘Grave Injustice’, ‘despotic privilege’: the insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand (274.75 MB)
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Professor J Stuart Anderson, Faculty of Law, Otago, delivers the 2008 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – ‘Grave Injustice,’ ‘despotic privilege’: the insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand. 6 August 2008

IPL: "Bloody Idiots!" Have the drunks behind the wheel reached a cross-roads? (635.48 MB)
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Professor Geoff Hall, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on May 15, 2008.

IPL: "Bloody Idiots!" Have the drunks behind the wheel reached a cross-roads? (93.22 MB)
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Professor Geoff Hall, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on May 15, 2008.

IPL - Concepts of liberty in mental health law (230.16 MB)
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on September 6, 2007.

IPL: Concepts of liberty in mental health law (13.93 MB)
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on September 6, 2007.

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IPL: Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana (168.27 MB)
Monday, 12 September 2016
In this Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor Jacinta Ruru anchors her research journey within this Māori proverb to help bring alive the endurance and 'foreverness' of the Māori world in Aotearoa. Professor Ruru shares the ways in which she has sought to contribute towards challenging the law to more respectfully recognise and embrace Indigenous peoples’ authority, laws, values, rights and responsibilities to own, govern and manage land and water. 12 September 2016

Faculty of Law: Professor Graham Virgo - Conscience in Equity: a new Utopia (147.72 MB)
Thursday, 4 August 2016
The Faculty of Law presents this public lecture by Professor Graham Virgo, 2016 NZ Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, 2016 FW Guest Memorial Lecturer. In 1516 Sir Thomas More published 'Utopia', which identifies an attractive vision of law and society. As Lord Chancellor, More helped to develop Equity as a mechanism to secure justice which was not provided through the rigid interpretation of the Common Law. From the start, the equitable jurisdiction was founded on conscience. By tracing the historical development of conscience it is possible to identify the theoretical structure which justifies and explains the equitable jurisdiction and shows how it should develop in the future.

Faculty of Law: Professor Jeremy Waldron - Death lists and death squads: Targeted killing and the character of the State (154.83 MB)
Thursday, 28 July 2016
'My intention in this lecture is to urge critical reflection upon current US practices of targeted killing by considering, not just whether acts of targeted killing can be legally justified, but also what sort of state we are turning into when we organize the use of lethal force in this way -maintaining a list of named enemies of the state who are to be eliminated in this way.' A prolific scholar, Jeremy Waldron teaches legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. Until recently, he was also Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University (All Souls College).

Faculty of Law: Pike River - How could this happen in this day and age? (107.88 MB)
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Colin Smith, Chairman on the Pike River Families Group Committee and the Pike River 29 Legacy Trust, talks about the Pike River disaster and asks how could this happen in this day and age? Find out why the Pike River Families have fought so hard and for so long. Colin Smith is a law graduate from the University of Otago and is a partner with the Greymouth Law Firm Hannan & Seddon.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2016 – Making the penalty fit the crime: the pros and cons of civil pecuniary penalties as a means of enforcing commercial law (97.41 MB)
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Civil pecuniary penalties are an increasingly common feature of regulatory legislation such as the Commerce Act 1986 and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. They have been both welcomed as a pragmatic “third way” between purely civil remedies and criminal charges and condemned as incompatible with human rights and the principles which underpin the criminal justice system. This lecture considers both sides of the debate and whether it is possible to reconcile the competing views. Presented by Jenny Cooper, who graduated from Otago in 1995 and now practices in Auckland as a commercial barrister with specialist expertise in company and securities law and fair trading and competition law.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Relational Self (105.61 MB)
Thursday, 21 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Relational Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the fourth of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

Faculty of Law: The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects (155.88 MB)
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
James and Jean Davis Prestige Visiting Fellow, Professor Don McRae C.C delivers a public lecture on 'The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects'. The lecture focuses on the changes that have occurred in the field of international law over the past 50 years, and the challenges that these developments pose for both the theory and practice of international law including its legitimacy.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Abused Self (94.52 MB)
Thursday, 14 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Abused Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the third of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Caring Self (127.32 MB)
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Caring Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the second of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Vulnerable Self (121.92 MB)
Monday, 21 March 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Vulnerable Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the first of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

Faculty of Law: Magna Carta in a Handcart, From 1215 to 2015 and Far Beyond (204.97 MB)
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
What’s Magna Carta — legal icon, myth, or misconception? When was Magna Carta —1215, say the historians, the lawyers (were they to agree) might say 1297. In this talk Dr Nigel Jamieson, Faculty of Law at the University of Otago discusses what Magna Carta might mean for us today — being in Latin most modernists would shrug it off; some cynics say it means nothing much, since it’s only called the Great Charter because in 1215 they couldn’t text it down to twenty words; others say it’s not for us today because we’re far more up with the political play; and then there are those today who extol it to divert our attention away from the fact that they’re fiddling the books behind our backs. 21 July 2015

Faculty of Law: Against Written Constitutionalism (238.81 MB)
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Professor Jim Allan is the Garrick Professor of Law at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland and previously belonged to the University of Otago Faculty of Law for 11 years. In this talk Professor Allan discusses four key points, what an unwritten constitution amounts to, the point of written constitutionalism and what you are being promised when offered a written constitution. Finally he explains why a written constitution has limited choice and the process of making a decision between a written and unwritten constitution. 15 July 2015

Faculty of Law: Advocacy to Expand Autonomy at the End of Life in the US: Evolving Law, Medicine and Policy (96.56 MB)
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Professor Kathryn Tucker, Executive Director of The Disability Rights Legal Center, Los Angeles, discusses the rights of terminally ill patients to make choices to ensure a dying process that is consistent with their values and beliefs; these rights have been rapidly evolving in the US. Professor Tucker, a veteran of nearly every effort to protect and expand end of life choice in the US for more that two decades, will share insight on advocacy strategies, progress, challenges and predictions. She also discusses advocacy in the courthouse, the statehouse and in various policy forums. 17 March 2015

Faculty of Law: Global Animal Law and New Project (113.27 MB)
Monday, 16 March 2015
In this talk, Sabine Brels explores these questions in providing a global overview of animal law at three levels: National, European and International. What is animal law, where does it come from, and how is it evolving? Why can we say that it is progressing worldwide? What are its main strengths and weaknesses in order to protect the welfare of animals against cruelty and suffering, either legally or illegally perpetrated? She also looks at current efforts to set up a universal protection of animal welfare. Lastly, she presents the new Global Animal Law (GAL) Project, aiming to improve the law for animals all around the world. 16 March 2015

Faculty of Law: From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: “All the world’s knowledge” and Universal Authors’ Rights (118.32 MB)
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Professor Jane C. Ginsburg of the Columbia University School of Law discusses two utopian goals: universal access to knowledge, and universal authors’ rights. She also addresses the clash of utopias epitomised by the Google book-scanning programme and the legal responses it has inspired, including the recent decision by the SDNY upholding Google’s fair use defence. 23 October 2014

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2014 – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court (98.63 MB)
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Trevor Shiels QC, delivers the 2014 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court. 4 September 2014

Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century (88.37 MB)
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The Honorable Justice Susan Glazebrook, Supreme Court of New Zealand, delivers this talk on some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century. Justice Glazebrook discusses a number of topics including legislation, modern statutes, the purpose of text in legislation, and interpretation. 13 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Human Rights in North Korea. Can things change? (128.46 MB)
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
The Honorable Michael Kirby, AC CMG Australia, presents this talk on Human Rights in North Korea. He discusses a number of issues including the torture of prisoners and other violations of human rights. He also discusses the establishment of the Commission of Enquiry in May 2013 to investigate these issues. 5 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Litigating Climate Change (179.97 MB)
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Professor Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell Law School delivers this talk on 'Litigating Climate Change'. Climate change cases are already being handled by the USA courts. The most prominent are the atmospheric trust cases currently being brought by youth and supported by James Hansen and other scientists. These cases are asking the courts to compel Government to take meaningful action to protect the atmosphere for current and future generations. There have also been liability suits suggested – and at least one filed – over the effects of climate change. Professor Torres discusses the range of cases being brought and suggested in the USA, focusing on the atmospheric trust litigation, and the public trust doctrine which underlies it. 30 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Legal Transplant: Lost in Translation or a Working Misunderstanding (130.64 MB)
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Guest Lecturer Mindy Chen-Wishart, a Reader in Contract Law, presents a case study of the transplant of an English doctrine into Singaporean law and explores why the Singaporean courts, while professing to follow it, have applied it to very divergent effect. She compares Western and Confucian value systems—hierarchy versus equality, the positional versus the personal, and collectivism versus individualism—and emphasises the importance of being more aware of the deeply entrenched assumptions of one's own legal system, and of those of other cultures. With the 'changing of the guard' on the world stage, from the West to the East, this is a particularly important time to engage with the Eastern perspective. 24 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society (172.53 MB)
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. He is President of the International Society of Family Law and has written many books. In this talk he discusses the conflict between faith organisations and human rights centre advocates after so many years of coexistence and collaboration. He also goes on to discuss his examinations into finding the balance between equality norms and religious freedom in a multicultural society, and the issue of public funding for religious organisations. 10 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Democracy in Decline (206.85 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
Professor Jim Allan, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, argues that in five of the world’s oldest democracies, the long-established Anglosphere countries of Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia, the past few decades have seen a decline in the extent to which democratic decision-making prevails. He outlines the causes of that decline in democracy and then notes the ways that decline is masked and obfuscated. 16 May 2014

Faculty of Law: Protecting the Public? An Analysis of Complaints and Disciplinary Proceedings against Doctors in Australia and New Zealand (69.72 MB)
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Dr Katie Elkin, Associate Commissioner, Legal and Strategic Relations at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, discusses the considerable change in the design of health professional regulation throughout Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the last decade. As well as ushering in significant structural reform, the legislation in both countries is now more explicit regarding its public protection objectives. However, the degree to which regulatory decision-making is actually consistent with public protection considerations is unclear. Through two major empirical analyses of complaints and disciplinary mechanisms in Australian and New Zealand, Dr Elkin has explored these issues and how they impact at throughout the regulatory journey, from registration through to disciplinary sanction. 13 May 2014

2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality (287.79 MB)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Professor Margaret Wilson, Te Piringa/Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, delivers the 2013 Suffrage Lecture: 'The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality'. 18 September 2013

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand (164.25 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New Zealand is adapting to global change. This talk is hosted by the Otago Students' Animal Legal Defence Fund and the Faculty of Law. 15 April 2013

In Conversation with Mark Henaghan (189.10 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Professor Henaghan speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’. May 2013

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth (237.86 MB)
Monday, 13 May 2013
Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law (136.91 MB)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (189.73 MB)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future (297.63 MB)
Saturday, 6 October 2012
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women hosted a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen reflects on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Sir Tipene O’Regan (176.49 MB)
Friday, 21 September 2012
When this podcast was recorded, Sir Tipene was the co-Chair of the Constitutional Advisory Panel and charged with a particular responsibility for considering the place of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a very differently configured future for Aotearoa / New Zealand. In that future, Māori and Pacifica peoples will be in very different proportions compared to others than they are currently. How do we want that future to be? What do we want the Treaty to be? He aha te moemoea? 25 July 2012.

Faculty of Law: Cyber Bullying: Do we need new law for cyber-bullies? (440.67 MB)
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Steven Price and Thomas Beagle discuss the issues of cyber bullying and address the key questions “Is it possible for the internet to be both safe and free? And, if not, how do we strike the right balance between those qualities?”. Steven Price is a barrister specialising in media law, and an adjunct lecturer in media law at Victoria University of Wellington’s law school. Thomas Beagle has had a long involvement with computers and the IT industry. He is the co-founder of digital civil liberties group Tech Liberty and a member of the executive committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. 6 September 2012

IPL: Professor Struan Scott – Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance (459.89 MB)
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Professor Struan Scott, from the Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance”. 7 August 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Judge Craig Coxhead (98.62 MB)
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Judge Craig Coxhead is a Māori Land Court Judge and works with the Waitangi Tribunal. He gives a presentation at the 2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week on the topic of “Looking to the Future: Māori Legal Issues”. 24 July 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Metiria Turei (398.75 MB)
Monday, 23 July 2012
Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Green Party gives a presentation at the 2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week. A former lawyer, she discusses current legal issues facing Māori and Pacific peoples in New Zealand today. 23 July 2012.

2011 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Jacinta Ruru: Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water (345.12 MB)
Monday, 16 July 2012
Jacinta Ruru of the Faculty of Law presents the 2011 Carl Smith Lecture on the topic “Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water”. 16 April 2011.

IPL: Professor Andrew Geddis (345.37 MB)
Friday, 29 June 2012
Professor Andrew Geddis, Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the topic “Of Flags and Protest: Dissent, Offence and the Limits of Free Speech”.13 September 2011.

Faculty of Law: Public Law Toolbox: Why it Matters (288.85 MB)
Friday, 29 June 2012
Mai Chen of CHENPALMER Law Specialists, and distinguished Otago Law alumna discusses New Zealand Public and Employment Law. Mai has recently had her book, Public Law Toolbox published, and she has contributed greatly to public and employment law discourse in New Zealand.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Lecture 2012, Professor Andrew Ashworth (394.53 MB)
Thursday, 22 March 2012
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host the 2012 New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law. The topic is: 'Negotiating the Fundamental Right to Personal Liberty: Four Problem Cases'.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – Administrative Justice: Getting It Right, Putting It Right and Learning From Mistakes (336.31 MB)
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the fourth and final of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “Administrative Justice: Getting It Right, Putting It Right and Learning From Mistakes”. 26 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – Devolution: the Story So Far and Scotland’s Constitutional Future (344.07 MB)
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the third of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “Devolution: the Story So Far and Scotland’s Constitutional Future”. 19 October 2011.

De Carle lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – European Human Rights Law in the UK: the Impact of the Human Rights Act (250.17 MB)
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the second of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “European Human Rights Law in the UK: the Impact of the Human Rights Act”. 12 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – The Shape of the “New Constitution”: New Institutions, New Rights and New Constitutional Ideas (378.65 MB)
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the first of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “The Shape of the “New Constitution”: New Institutions, New Rights and New Constitutional Ideas”. 5 October 2011.

Pacific Legal Issues Week 2011: Charles Chauvel MP – Keeping the Legal System Relevant (370.03 MB)
Monday, 12 September 2011
Charles Chauvel is a Labour MP and the first Member of Parliament of Tahitian descent. A qualified lawyer and the current Labour spokesperson for Justice, he presents here at Pacific Legal Issues Week 2011 on the topic of “Keeping the Legal System Relevant”. 12 September 2011.

F.W Guest Lecture 2011: Capitalism, Revolutions and our Rule of Law (156.04 MB)
Thursday, 8 September 2011
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Mr Jack Hodder, Chairman and Partner, Chapman Tripp as the 2011 FW Guest Memorial speaker. The topic is "Capitalism, Revolutions and our Rule of Law". Held August 10, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: Pushing drugs & modifying genes - bioethics in sports medicine (73.13 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Associate Professor David Gerrard OBE, CNZM, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: What's fairness got to do with it? Assessing gene doping in sports (81.22 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Professor Ronald Green, the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: Life isn't fair, but should it be? (60.40 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Associate Professor Andy Miah, Director of Creative Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Business and Creative industries, University of the West of Scotland presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Faculty of Law: Emeritus Professor Ben Boer - Climate Change, Biodiversity and Protected Areas: The Need for an Integrated Approach (122.72 MB)
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
The New Zealand Law Foundation and the University of Otago Faculty of Law present the New Zealand Law Foundation 2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Emeritus Professor Ben Boer. Professor Boer is Emeritus Professor in Environmental Law at the University of Sydney. Here he delivers a public lecture on the topic of "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Protected Areas: The need for an integrated approach". 19 April 2011.

Wikileaks: Guardian of the Public Interest or Hotbed of Anarchy? (141.44 MB)
Monday, 18 April 2011
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies hosted a panel discussion chaired by Colin Gavaghan, Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies. In this public lecture Mr Jeffrey Matsuura, Fullbright Senior Scholar and Counsel, Alliance Law Group Washington DC, and Andy Miah, Professor of Ethics and Emerging Technologies from the University of West Scotland, offer their expert perspectives on this vexed and engaging question. March 24, 2011.

IPL: Measuring Law's Impact - The Future of Socio-Legal Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand (169.63 MB)
Monday, 10 January 2011
Professor Kim Economides, Director of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on September 22, 2010.

Treating like cases alike and unlike cases differently: some problems of anti-discrimination law (146.40 MB)
Friday, 17 September 2010
The Right Honorable Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom presents a public lecture on Treating like cases alike and unlike cases differently: some problems of anti-discrimination law. Lecture given 16 August, 2010.

Challenging Traditions (104.83 MB)
Friday, 10 September 2010
The Honorable Simon Powers, Minister of Justice, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Minister of Commerce, Minister Responsible for the Law Commission, Associate Minister of Finance, and Deputy Leader of the House presents a public lecture on Challenging Traditions - New Zealand's Justice System. Lecture given 25 August, 2010.

Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS (83.89 MB)
Friday, 20 August 2010
Justice Edwin Cameron, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and James and Jean Davis Prestige Visitor presents a public lecture on Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS.

The investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions (283.37 MB)
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Professor Graham J. Zellick, Emeritus Professor of Law of the University of London, formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, England, presents the New Zealand Law Foundation's Distinguished Visiting Fellow lecture for 2010. His theme: the investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions. Lecture given August 18, 2010.

On Being a Judge: An Indigenous New Zealand Jurisprudence (145.08 MB)
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Justice David Baragwanath, New Zealand Court of Appeal talks about an indigenous New Zealand jurisprudence.

Winter Lecture Series - 2008: Beyond the electoral finance act? (215.00 MB)
Friday, 4 June 2010
Associate Professor of Law, Andrew Geddis discusses the electoral finance act and beyond. 2008 Winter Lecture Series

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Lecture 2010 - Lady Hale (297.25 MB)
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Lady Hale presents the 2010 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture for the University of Otago Faculty of Law, 'Justice for the Jains: Remedies for Bad Administration' Lady Hale became the United Kingdom’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in January 2004, after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge. She is now the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court. Justice for the Jains: Remedies for Bad Administration. Wednesday 5 May, 2010

FPCLW: Session 12 (54.09 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote address. Alistair Morrison, Director-General of the Department of Conservation.

FPCLW: Session 11 (74.97 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote address. Alistair Morrison, Director-General of the Department of Conservation.

FPCLW: Session 10 (82.39 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Combating climate change: a new role for wildlife corridors? Nicola Wheen, Faculty of Law.

FPCLW: Session 9 (53.60 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Linking landscapes: where there needs to be a focus on urban biodiversity? Dr Yolanda van Heezik, Department of Zoology.

FPCLW: Session 8 (50.58 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Recreation access: how to enhance visitor experiences in our parks? Dr Anna Thompson and Dr Brent Lovelock, Department of Tourism and co-directors of the Center for Recreation Research.

FPCLW: Session 7 (47.38 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Safe havens for hector dolphins: what more needs to be done? Associate Professor Liz Slooten, Department of Zoology.

FPCLW: Session 6 (43.44 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Maori owned parks: should iwi be given title to specific parks? Jacinta Ruru, Faculty of Law.

FPCLW: Session 4 (116.87 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. What is biodiversity? The challenge for our parks. Dr James Maclaurin, Head of the Department of Philosophy.

FPCLW: Session 3 (35.67 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Be involved! How can a greater sense of public engagement in the conservation estate be built? Mick Abbott, Department of Design.

FPCLW: Session 2 (71.60 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote ministerial address - Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Conservation.

FPCLW: Introduction (18.24 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters.

Indigenous Peoples' Legal Water Forum 2009 Introduction (100.28 MB)
Monday, 2 November 2009
A forum to explore the rights of Indigenous peoples to be involved in the governance of freshwater. Justice Joe Williams of the High Court and past Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal and the Hon. Pita Sharples, Minister of Maori Affairs.

IPL: Can your Trust be Trusted? (309.26 MB)
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Professor Nicola Peart, Faculty of Law Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on October 23, 2008.

Our People: Mark Henaghan (71.58 MB)
Monday, 30 March 2009
An interview with Professor Mark Henaghan, Faculty of Law.

IPL: Slow train coming: religious liberty in the last days (284.94 MB)
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Professor Rex Tauati Ahdar, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on August 21, 2008.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2008 – ‘Grave Injustice’, ‘despotic privilege’: the insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand (274.75 MB)
Wednesday, 6 August 2008
Professor J Stuart Anderson, Faculty of Law, Otago, delivers the 2008 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – ‘Grave Injustice,’ ‘despotic privilege’: the insecure foundations of crown liability for torts in New Zealand. 6 August 2008

IPL: "Bloody Idiots!" Have the drunks behind the wheel reached a cross-roads? (635.48 MB)
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Professor Geoff Hall, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on May 15, 2008.

IPL - Concepts of liberty in mental health law (230.16 MB)
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on September 6, 2007.

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IPL: Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana (61.57 MB)
Monday, 12 September 2016
In this Inaugural Professorial Lecture, Professor Jacinta Ruru anchors her research journey within this Māori proverb to help bring alive the endurance and 'foreverness' of the Māori world in Aotearoa. Professor Ruru shares the ways in which she has sought to contribute towards challenging the law to more respectfully recognise and embrace Indigenous peoples’ authority, laws, values, rights and responsibilities to own, govern and manage land and water. 12 September 2016

Faculty of Law: Professor Graham Virgo - Conscience in Equity: a new Utopia (59.09 MB)
Thursday, 4 August 2016
The Faculty of Law presents this public lecture by Professor Graham Virgo, 2016 NZ Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, 2016 FW Guest Memorial Lecturer. In 1516 Sir Thomas More published Utopia, which identifies an attractive vision of law and society. As Lord Chancellor, More helped to develop Equity as a mechanism to secure justice which was not provided through the rigid interpretation of the Common Law. From the start, the equitable jurisdiction was founded on conscience. By tracing the historical development of conscience it is possible to identify the theoretical structure which justifies and explains the equitable jurisdiction and shows how it should develop in the future.

Faculty of Law: Professor Jeremy Waldron - Death lists and death squads: Targeted killing and the character of the State (56.54 MB)
Thursday, 28 July 2016
'My intention in this lecture is to urge critical reflection upon current US practices of targeted killing by considering, not just whether acts of targeted killing can be legally justified, but also what sort of state we are turning into when we organize the use of lethal force in this way -maintaining a list of named enemies of the state who are to be eliminated in this way.' A prolific scholar, Jeremy Waldron teaches legal and political philosophy at NYU School of Law. Until recently, he was also Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory at Oxford University (All Souls College).

Faculty of Law: Pike River - How could this happen in this day and age? (59.86 MB)
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Colin Smith, Chairman on the Pike River Families Group Committee and the Pike River 29 Legacy Trust, talks about the Pike River disaster and asks how could this happen in this day and age? Find out why the Pike River Families have fought so hard and for so long. Colin Smith is a law graduate from the University of Otago and is a partner with the Greymouth Law Firm Hannan & Seddon.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2016 – Making the penalty fit the crime: the pros and cons of civil pecuniary penalties as a means of enforcing commercial law (49.89 MB)
Wednesday, 4 May 2016
Civil pecuniary penalties are an increasingly common feature of regulatory legislation such as the Commerce Act 1986 and the Financial Markets Conduct Act 2013. They have been both welcomed as a pragmatic “third way” between purely civil remedies and criminal charges and condemned as incompatible with human rights and the principles which underpin the criminal justice system. This lecture considers both sides of the debate and whether it is possible to reconcile the competing views. Presented by Jenny Cooper, who graduated from Otago in 1995 and now practices in Auckland as a commercial barrister with specialist expertise in company and securities law and fair trading and competition law.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Relational Self (48.50 MB)
Thursday, 21 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Relational Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the fourth of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

Faculty of Law: The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects (67.14 MB)
Tuesday, 19 April 2016
James and Jean Davis Prestige Visiting Fellow, Professor Don McRae C.C delivers a public lecture on 'The Evolution of International Law: Challenges and Prospects'. The lecture focuses on the changes that have occurred in the field of international law over the past 50 years, and the challenges that these developments pose for both the theory and practice of international law including its legitimacy.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Abused Self (56.54 MB)
Thursday, 14 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Abused Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the third of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Caring Self (69.16 MB)
Tuesday, 12 April 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Caring Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the second of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

De Carle Lecture Series 2016: The Law and the Vulnerable Self (63.16 MB)
Monday, 21 March 2016
De Carle Lecture series The Law and the Vulnerable Self Professor Jonathan Herring, DM Wolfe-Clarendon Fellow in Law, University of Oxford and 2016 De Carle Distinguished Lecturer presents the first of four public lectures in the Relational Law series.

Faculty of Law: Magna Carta in a Handcart, From 1215 to 2015 and Far Beyond (90.51 MB)
Tuesday, 21 July 2015
What’s Magna Carta — legal icon, myth, or misconception? When was Magna Carta —1215, say the historians, the lawyers (were they to agree) might say 1297. In this talk Dr Nigel Jamieson, Faculty of Law at the University of Otago discusses what Magna Carta might mean for us today — being in Latin most modernists would shrug it off; some cynics say it means nothing much, since it’s only called the Great Charter because in 1215 they couldn’t text it down to twenty words; others say it’s not for us today because we’re far more up with the political play; and then there are those today who extol it to divert our attention away from the fact that they’re fiddling the books behind our backs. 21 July 2015

Faculty of Law: Against Written Constitutionalism (82.18 MB)
Wednesday, 15 July 2015
Professor Jim Allan is the Garrick Professor of Law at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland and previously belonged to the University of Otago Faculty of Law for 11 years. In this talk Professor Allan discusses four key points, what an unwritten constitution amounts to, the point of written constitutionalism and what you are being promised when offered a written constitution. Finally he explains why a written constitution has limited choice and the process of making a decision between a written and unwritten constitution. 15 July 2015

Faculty of Law: Advocacy to Expand Autonomy at the End of Life in the US: Evolving Law, Medicine and Policy (51.40 MB)
Tuesday, 17 March 2015
Professor Kathryn Tucker, Executive Director of The Disability Rights Legal Center, Los Angeles, discusses the rights of terminally ill patients to make choices to ensure a dying process that is consistent with their values and beliefs; these rights have been rapidly evolving in the US. Professor Tucker, a veteran of nearly every effort to protect and expand end of life choice in the US for more that two decades, will share insight on advocacy strategies, progress, challenges and predictions. She also discusses advocacy in the courthouse, the statehouse and in various policy forums. 17 March 2015

Faculty of Law: Global Animal Law and New Project (53.12 MB)
Monday, 16 March 2015
In this talk, Sabine Brels explores these questions in providing a global overview of animal law at three levels: National, European and International. What is animal law, where does it come from, and how is it evolving? Why can we say that it is progressing worldwide? What are its main strengths and weaknesses in order to protect the welfare of animals against cruelty and suffering, either legally or illegally perpetrated? She also looks at current efforts to set up a universal protection of animal welfare. Lastly, she presents the new Global Animal Law (GAL) Project, aiming to improve the law for animals all around the world. 16 March 2015

Faculty of Law: From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry and Sergey: “All the world’s knowledge” and Universal Authors’ Rights (57.19 MB)
Thursday, 23 October 2014
Professor Jane C. Ginsburg of the Columbia University School of Law discusses two utopian goals: universal access to knowledge, and universal authors’ rights. She also addresses the clash of utopias epitomised by the Google book-scanning programme and the legal responses it has inspired, including the recent decision by the SDNY upholding Google’s fair use defence. 23 October 2014

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2014 – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court (49.33 MB)
Thursday, 4 September 2014
Trevor Shiels QC, delivers the 2014 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture – Multiple Judgments and the New Zealand Supreme Court. 4 September 2014

Faculty of Law: Do they say what they mean and mean what they say? Some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century (60.97 MB)
Wednesday, 13 August 2014
The Honorable Justice Susan Glazebrook, Supreme Court of New Zealand, delivers this talk on some issues in statutory interpretation in the 21st century. Justice Glazebrook discusses a number of topics including legislation, modern statutes, the purpose of text in legislation, and interpretation. 13 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Human Rights in North Korea. Can things change? (43.65 MB)
Tuesday, 5 August 2014
The Honorable Michael Kirby, AC CMG Australia, presents this talk on Human Rights in North Korea. He discusses a number of issues including the torture of prisoners and other violations of human rights. He also discusses the establishment of the Commission of Enquiry in May 2013 to investigate these issues. 5 August 2014

Faculty of Law: Litigating Climate Change (53.08 MB)
Wednesday, 30 July 2014
Professor Gerald Torres, Jane M.G. Foster Professor of Law at Cornell Law School delivers this talk on 'Litigating Climate Change'. Climate change cases are already being handled by the USA courts. The most prominent are the atmospheric trust cases currently being brought by youth and supported by James Hansen and other scientists. These cases are asking the courts to compel Government to take meaningful action to protect the atmosphere for current and future generations. There have also been liability suits suggested – and at least one filed – over the effects of climate change. Professor Torres discusses the range of cases being brought and suggested in the USA, focusing on the atmospheric trust litigation, and the public trust doctrine which underlies it. 30 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Legal Transplant: Lost in Translation or a Working Misunderstanding (45.08 MB)
Thursday, 24 July 2014
Guest Lecturer Mindy Chen-Wishart, a Reader in Contract Law, presents a case study of the transplant of an English doctrine into Singaporean law and explores why the Singaporean courts, while professing to follow it, have applied it to very divergent effect. She compares Western and Confucian value systems—hierarchy versus equality, the positional versus the personal, and collectivism versus individualism—and emphasises the importance of being more aware of the deeply entrenched assumptions of one's own legal system, and of those of other cultures. With the 'changing of the guard' on the world stage, from the West to the East, this is a particularly important time to engage with the Eastern perspective. 24 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Religious Freedom: managing the tension between faith and equality in a multicultural society (51.67 MB)
Thursday, 10 July 2014
Professor Patrick Parkinson is a professor of law at the University of Sydney and a specialist in family law, child protection and the law of equity and trusts. He is President of the International Society of Family Law and has written many books. In this talk he discusses the conflict between faith organisations and human rights centre advocates after so many years of coexistence and collaboration. He also goes on to discuss his examinations into finding the balance between equality norms and religious freedom in a multicultural society, and the issue of public funding for religious organisations. 10 July 2014

Faculty of Law: Democracy in Decline (54.27 MB)
Friday, 30 May 2014
Professor Jim Allan, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland, argues that in five of the world’s oldest democracies, the long-established Anglosphere countries of Canada, New Zealand, the UK, the US and Australia, the past few decades have seen a decline in the extent to which democratic decision-making prevails. He outlines the causes of that decline in democracy and then notes the ways that decline is masked and obfuscated. 16 May 2014

Faculty of Law: Protecting the Public? An Analysis of Complaints and Disciplinary Proceedings against Doctors in Australia and New Zealand (45.15 MB)
Tuesday, 13 May 2014
Dr Katie Elkin, Associate Commissioner, Legal and Strategic Relations at the Office of the Health and Disability Commissioner, discusses the considerable change in the design of health professional regulation throughout Australia and New Zealand since the beginning of the last decade. As well as ushering in significant structural reform, the legislation in both countries is now more explicit regarding its public protection objectives. However, the degree to which regulatory decision-making is actually consistent with public protection considerations is unclear. Through two major empirical analyses of complaints and disciplinary mechanisms in Australian and New Zealand, Dr Elkin has explored these issues and how they impact at throughout the regulatory journey, from registration through to disciplinary sanction. 13 May 2014

Faculty of Law, Politics & NCPACS: Disarmament: The Balance Sheet (27.75 MB)
Thursday, 10 April 2014
UN Secretary-General Ban-Ki Moon has said our world is over-armed and peace is under-funded. Angela Kane, High Representative for Disarmament Affairs for the United Nations talks about disarmament challenges and successes, and addresses a number of common questions. Are we any closer to nuclear disarmament since New Zealand took its stand in the 1980s? How realistic is a Middle East Zone free of Weapons of Mass Destruction? Why did Assad agree to give up chemical weapons? Is the Arms Trade Treaty all good news? This is a public lecture hosted by the Faculty of Law, Department of Politics and the National Centre for Peace and Conflict studies. 10 April 2014

OZONE presentation 2013: Law and Ethics (13.87 MB)
Friday, 21 March 2014
Professor Mark Heneghan talks about working on hte Human Genome project and the ethical questions raised. The Ozone presentations took place September 2013, in St David's theatre

2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality (51.66 MB)
Wednesday, 18 September 2013
Professor Margaret Wilson, Te Piringa/Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, delivers the 2013 Suffrage Lecture: The 21st Century Challenges to Gender Equality. 18 September 2013

Faculty of Law: International Animal Welfare Reforms: Lessons for New Zealand (69.58 MB)
Thursday, 5 September 2013
Hear Lewis Bollard, Harvard and Yale alumnus, talk about international patterns of animal welfare law reform and how New Zealand is adapting to global change. This talk is hosted by the Otago Students' Animal Legal Defence Fund and the Faculty of Law. 15 April 2013

In Conversation with Mark Henaghan (56.28 MB)
Monday, 8 July 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to present Professor Mark Henaghan, Dean of the Faculty of Law at Otago in conversation with Professor Nicola Peart. Professor Henaghan speaks about his journey from University of Otago student to academic to the Faculty of Law’s longest serving Dean. He discusses family law, judicial appointments, leadership and ‘The Human Genome Project’. May 2013

Faculty of Law: The Honourable Michael Kirby – Animal Welfare Law Reaches a Moment of Truth (85.30 MB)
Monday, 13 May 2013
Empirical scientific data has now established that animals share with human beings features of intelligence, insight, and understanding, a capacity to feel pain, and emotions such as love, grief, and fear. Thus, there is an increasing concern to spread the protection of animal welfare law beyond the traditional circle of domestic animals to farm animals, circus and experimental animals and animals caught up in the corporatised processes of slaughter. This has given rise to new laws to protect animals, new organisations to speak for their rights, new challenges before the courts and through the media, new political campaigns, and the increased teaching of animal welfare law in universities. This lecture will describe how the speaker came to be more conscious of these issues, and the important role that lawyers have in advancing the interests of animals. 26 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: Matthew Gillett: The Legacy of the International Criminal Tribunal Yugoslavia and the Future of International Criminal Law (67.27 MB)
Wednesday, 1 May 2013
Matthew Gillett, Otago LLB/BA alumnus, is working as a Trial Attorney at the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In this talk Matthew highlights some of the notable developments from the work at the ICTY, lessons learned, and the future for this field of practice at the International Criminal Court. 13 February 2013

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture 2013, Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers (52.79 MB)
Wednesday, 24 April 2013
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers the New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow for 2013, as the 2013 F.W. Guest Memorial speaker. This lecture "The Impact of Human Rights on Domestic Courts" examines the approach taken towards the European Convention on Human Rights in Strasbourg and in the United Kingdom. More specifically, it considers how the British Parliament has given domestic effect to the Convention under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the way in which the Supreme Court has interpreted the relevant provisions of that Act. The lecture was given on 6 March 2013.

Faculty of Law: Eileen Fegan – Education, Economics, Employment: Imagining Our Future (48.45 MB)
Saturday, 6 October 2012
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women hosted a public lecture featuring Eileen Fegan, an Irish lawyer specialising in human rights and women's rights. Eileen reflects on changes in women's education and employment patterns and the challenges of the recession. 6 October 2012.

Faculty of Law: Cyber Bullying: Do we need new law for cyber-bullies? (71.74 MB)
Thursday, 6 September 2012
Steven Price and Thomas Beagle discuss the issues of cyber bullying and address the key questions “Is it possible for the internet to be both safe and free? And, if not, how do we strike the right balance between those qualities?”. Steven Price is a barrister specialising in media law, and an adjunct lecturer in media law at Victoria University of Wellington’s law school. Thomas Beagle has had a long involvement with computers and the IT industry. He is the co-founder of digital civil liberties group Tech Liberty and a member of the executive committee of the NZ Council for Civil Liberties. 6 September 2012

IPL: Professor Struan Scott – Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance (75.41 MB)
Tuesday, 7 August 2012
Professor Struan Scott, from the Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture: “Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance”. 7 August 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Sir Tipene O’Regan (91.07 MB)
Wednesday, 25 July 2012
When this podcast was recorded, Sir Tipene was the co-Chair of the Constitutional Advisory Panel and charged with a particular responsibility for considering the place of Te Tiriti o Waitangi in a very differently configured future for Aotearoa / New Zealand. In that future, Māori and Pacifica peoples will be in very different proportions compared to others than they are currently. How do we want that future to be? What do we want the Treaty to be? He aha te moemoea? 25 July 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Judge Craig Coxhead (55.74 MB)
Tuesday, 24 July 2012
Judge Craig Coxhead is a Māori Land Court Judge and works with the Waitangi Tribunal. He gives a presentation at the 2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week on the topic of “Looking to the Future: Māori Legal Issues”. 24 July 2012.

2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week – Metiria Turei (64.88 MB)
Monday, 23 July 2012
Metiria Turei, co-leader of the Green Party gives a presentation at the 2012 Māori and Pacific Islands Legal Issues Week. A former lawyer, she discusses current legal issues facing Māori and Pacific peoples in New Zealand today. 23 July 2012.

2011 Carl Smith Medal Lecture: Jacinta Ruru: Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water (60.34 MB)
Monday, 16 July 2012
Jacinta Ruru of the Faculty of Law presents the 2011 Carl Smith Lecture on the topic “Undefined and Unresolved: Maori Legal Rights to Water”. 16 April 2011.

IPL: Professor Andrew Geddis (56.47 MB)
Friday, 29 June 2012
Professor Andrew Geddis, Faculty of Law, presents his Inaugural Professorial Lecture on the topic “Of Flags and Protest: Dissent, Offence and the Limits of Free Speech”.13 September 2011.

Faculty of Law: Public Law Toolbox: Why it Matters (47.04 MB)
Friday, 29 June 2012
Mai Chen of CHENPALMER Law Specialists, and distinguished Otago Law alumna discusses New Zealand Public and Employment Law. Mai has recently had her book, Public Law Toolbox published, and she has contributed greatly to public and employment law discourse in New Zealand.

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Lecture 2012, Professor Andrew Ashworth (64.26 MB)
Thursday, 22 March 2012
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host the 2012 New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Andrew Ashworth, Vinerian Professor of English Law. The topic is: 'Negotiating the Fundamental Right to Personal Liberty: Four Problem Cases'.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – Administrative Justice: Getting It Right, Putting It Right and Learning From Mistakes (63.03 MB)
Wednesday, 26 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the fourth and final of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “Administrative Justice: Getting It Right, Putting It Right and Learning From Mistakes”. 26 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – Devolution: the Story So Far and Scotland’s Constitutional Future (62.09 MB)
Wednesday, 19 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the third of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “Devolution: the Story So Far and Scotland’s Constitutional Future”. 19 October 2011.

De Carle lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – European Human Rights Law in the UK: the Impact of the Human Rights Act (62.03 MB)
Wednesday, 12 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the second of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “European Human Rights Law in the UK: the Impact of the Human Rights Act”. 12 October 2011.

De Carle Lectures 2011: Professor Tom Mullen – The Shape of the “New Constitution”: New Institutions, New Rights and New Constitutional Ideas (61.57 MB)
Wednesday, 5 October 2011
Professor Tom Mullen of the University of Glasgow, Scotland, presents the first of his 2011 De Carle lectures on the topic of “The Shape of the “New Constitution”: New Institutions, New Rights and New Constitutional Ideas”. 5 October 2011.

Pacific Legal Issues Week 2011: Charles Chauvel MP – Keeping the Legal System Relevant (60.17 MB)
Monday, 12 September 2011
Charles Chauvel is a Labour MP and the first Member of Parliament of Tahitian descent. A qualified lawyer and the current Labour spokesperson for Justice, he presents here at Pacific Legal Issues Week 2011 on the topic of “Keeping the Legal System Relevant”. 12 September 2011.

F.W Guest Lecture 2011: Capitalism, Revolutions and our Rule of Law (70.36 MB)
Thursday, 8 September 2011
The Faculty of Law is pleased to host Mr Jack Hodder, Chairman and Partner, Chapman Tripp as the 2011 FW Guest Memorial speaker. The topic is "Capitalism, Revolutions and our Rule of Law". Held August 10, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: Pushing drugs & modifying genes - bioethics in sports medicine (38.89 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Associate Professor David Gerrard OBE, CNZM, Dunedin School of Medicine, University of Otago presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: What's fairness got to do with it? Assessing gene doping in sports (34.56 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Professor Ronald Green, the Eunice and Julian Cohen Professor for the Study of Ethics and Human Values, Dartmouth College presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Future of Fairness 2011: Life isn't fair, but should it be? (31.85 MB)
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
Associate Professor Andy Miah, Director of Creative Futures Research Centre, Faculty of Business and Creative industries, University of the West of Scotland presents at the 2011 Future of Fairness Symposium. Whether in the sporting arena, the genetics lab or the exam hall, new technologies present new challenges for ideas of 'fairness' and justice. The Future of Fairness speakers will consider the complex and intriguing relationship between technological advances and ideas of fairness. March 22/23, 2011.

Faculty of Law: Emeritus Professor Ben Boer - Climate Change, Biodiversity and Protected Areas: The Need for an Integrated Approach (54.45 MB)
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
The New Zealand Law Foundation and the University of Otago Faculty of Law present the New Zealand Law Foundation 2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Emeritus Professor Ben Boer. Professor Boer is Emeritus Professor in Environmental Law at the University of Sydney. Here he delivers a public lecture on the topic of "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Protected Areas: The need for an integrated approach". 19 April 2011.

Wikileaks: Guardian of the Public Interest or Hotbed of Anarchy? (40.94 MB)
Monday, 18 April 2011
The Faculty of Law and the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies hosted a panel discussion chaired by Colin Gavaghan, Director of the New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies. In this public lecture Mr Jeffrey Matsuura, Fullbright Senior Scholar and Counsel, Alliance Law Group Washington DC, and Andy Miah, Professor of Ethics and Emerging Technologies from the University of West Scotland, offer their expert perspectives on this vexed and engaging question. March 24, 2011.

IPL: Measuring Law's Impact - The Future of Socio-Legal Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand (59.22 MB)
Monday, 10 January 2011
Professor Kim Economides, Director of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on September 22, 2010.

Treating like cases alike and unlike cases differently: some problems of anti-discrimination law (48.56 MB)
Friday, 17 September 2010
The Right Honorable Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Justice of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom presents a public lecture on Treating like cases alike and unlike cases differently: some problems of anti-discrimination law. Lecture given 16 August, 2010.

Challenging Traditions (32.20 MB)
Friday, 10 September 2010
The Honorable Simon Powers, Minister of Justice, Minister for State Owned Enterprises, Minister of Commerce, Minister Responsible for the Law Commission, Associate Minister of Finance, and Deputy Leader of the House presents a public lecture on Challenging Traditions - New Zealand's Justice System. Lecture given 25 August, 2010.

Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS (34.25 MB)
Friday, 20 August 2010
Justice Edwin Cameron, Judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa and James and Jean Davis Prestige Visitor presents a public lecture on Constitutionalism, the politics of power and AIDS.

The investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions (82.52 MB)
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Professor Graham J. Zellick, Emeritus Professor of Law of the University of London, formerly Vice-Chancellor of the University of London and chairman of the Criminal Cases Review Commission, England, presents the New Zealand Law Foundation's Distinguished Visiting Fellow lecture for 2010. His theme: the investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions. Lecture given August 18, 2010.

On Being a Judge: An Indigenous New Zealand Jurisprudence (48.02 MB)
Thursday, 15 July 2010
Justice David Baragwanath, New Zealand Court of Appeal talks about an indigenous New Zealand jurisprudence.

Winter Lecture Series - 2008: Beyond the electoral finance act? (69.92 MB)
Friday, 4 June 2010
Associate Professor of Law, Andrew Geddis discusses the electoral finance act and beyond. 2008 Winter Lecture Series

Faculty of Law: F.W. Guest Lecture 2010 - Lady Hale (67.41 MB)
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
Lady Hale presents the 2010 F.W. Guest Memorial Lecture for the University of Otago Faculty of Law, 'Justice for the Jains: Remedies for Bad Administration'. Lady Hale became the United Kingdom’s first woman Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in January 2004, after a varied career as an academic lawyer, law reformer, and judge. She is now the first woman Justice of The Supreme Court. Justice for the Jains: Remedies for Bad Administration. 5 May 2010

FPCLW: Session 12 (21.49 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote address. Alistair Morrison, Director-General of the Department of Conservation.

FPCLW: Session 11 (21.39 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Three into two won't go (Iwi, DoC and Fish and Game): can the spirit of the Ngai Tahu settlement be maintained? Dr Jim Williams, School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies.

FPCLW: Session 10 (20.39 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Combating climate change: a new role for wildlife corridors? Nicola Wheen, Faculty of Law.

FPCLW: Session 9 (15.92 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Linking landscapes: where there needs to be a focus on urban biodiversity? Dr Yolanda van Heezik, Department of Zoology.

FPCLW: Session 7 (19.54 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Safe havens for hector dolphins: what more needs to be done? Associate Professor Liz Slooten, Department of Zoology.

FPCLW: Session 4 (25.52 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. What is biodiversity? The challenge for our parks. Dr James Maclaurin, Head of the Department of Philosophy.

FPCLW: Session 3 (15.33 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Be involved! How can a greater sense of public engagement in the conservation estate be built? Mick Abbott, Department of Design.

FPCLW: Session 2 (24.66 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters. Keynote ministerial address - Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Conservation.

FPCLW: Introduction (6.14 MB)
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
With one-third of Aotearoa New Zealand in public conservation, what visions and challenges exist for its future development and management? On Friday 10th July, the University of Otago Research Cluster for Natural Resources Law tackled these issues head-on at a significant symposium entitled The Future of Public Conservation Lands and Waters.

IPL: Can your Trust be Trusted? (24.36 MB)
Tuesday, 7 July 2009
Professor Nicola Peart, Faculty of Law Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on October 23, 2008.

IPL: Slow train coming: religious liberty in the last days (27.71 MB)
Thursday, 21 August 2008
Professor Rex Tauati Ahdar, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on August 21, 2008.

IPL: "Bloody Idiots!" Have the drunks behind the wheel reached a cross-roads? (93.22 MB)
Thursday, 15 May 2008
Professor Geoff Hall, Faculty of Law, Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on May 15, 2008.

IPL: Concepts of liberty in mental health law (13.93 MB)
Thursday, 6 September 2007
Professor John Dawson, Faculty of Law Inaugural Professorial Lecture, given on September 6, 2007.