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Working towards a justice system that is accessible, affordable, efficient, fair and just for all New Zealanders.

The Legal Issues Centre is an interdisciplinary research centre based at the University of Otago that conducts independent, world-leading research on New Zealand’s justice system by examining five key areas:

  • Accessibility
  • Affordability
  • Efficiency
  • Fairness
  • Accuracy

The focus of our research is on the civil justice system that is carried out in accordance with our Centre Charter.