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Children/Families and the Law

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Professor Mark Henaghan (Faculty of Law)

Medico-legal disputes involving children; Children in the criminal courts; Family law - property, children, marriage; Same sex unions; Adoption; Violence in the home; Child abuse; Child support and maintenance; Relationship property; Children's rights; Human Genome law - genetic medicine and law; Artificial reproductive law; Child abduction; Surrogacy; Criminal law; Sentencing; The role of judges
Work: 64 3 479 8856 | Mobile: 64 21 422 944
Email: mark.henaghan@otago.ac.nz

Professor Nicola Peart (Law)

Bioethics and health law; Family property and succession
Work: 64 3 479 8859
Email: nicola.peart@otago.ac.nz

Professor Jacinta Ruru (Faculty of Law)

Indigenous Peoples comparative law (including rights to own, govern and manage water, land, marine area, minerals and national parks); Māori land law; Treaty of Waitangi; Family law and Māori; Environmental Law and Māori, Law and landscapes; and Law and geography
Work: 64 3 479 8833
Email: jacinta.ruru@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Nicola Taylor (Children's Issues Centre)

Child and family law; Children's issues
Work: 64 3 479 5038
Email: nicola.taylor@otago.ac.nz

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