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Contact the Faculty of Law

The Faculty of Law reception is open from 8:30am to 5:00pm, Monday to Friday.

Tel +64 3 479 8857
Fax +64 3 479 8855

2021 contact list for students

First year Co-ordinator
Jacinta Ruru (Semester 1) /  Stephen Smith (Semester 2)
Second year Co-ordinator
Simon Connell
Honours Co-ordinator
Stephen Young
Research and writing – LAWS 298, 398, 498
Ben Nevell
LAWS 499 Mooting
Ben Nevell
Pleas in mitigation
Ben Nevell
Faculty Co-ordinator for Competitions
Ben Nevell
LAWS 480 enquiries and approvals
Rex Ahdar
Law Admissions Co-ordinator
Maria Hook
Faculty Course Adviser
Barry Allan
Academic Integrity
Shelley Griffiths (Semester 1) / Ben France-Hudson (Semester 2)
Special consideration/Impairments for exams and LAWS 301 and LAWS 302 tests
Danica McGovern
International exchanges
Selene Mize
Student Representative Co-ordinator
Anna High
Staff Liaison with Te Roopū Whai Pūtake and Māori Centre
Mihiata Pirini
Staff Liaison with PILSA and PI Centre
Alex Latu
Danica McGovern
International Students
Ceri Warnock
Mooting squad
Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere (Semester 2)
Well-being initiatives
Anna High
General Pastoral Care
Shelley Griffiths, Struan Scott, Anna High
Queer Support
Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere, Danica McGovern, Selene Mize
Postgraduate enquiries
Dawn Duncan

If you have any concerns or questions about your studies that are not related specifically to any of the above, please contact either Professor Struan Scott, the Convenor of Teaching and Learning, or Professor Shelley Griffiths, the Acting Dean.

If you are in doubt about who to speak to, please come to 9th floor reception, Richardson Building.

Postal address

Faculty of Law
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Courier/street address

Faculty of Law
University of Otago
85 Albany Street
9th Floor, Richardson Building
Dunedin 9016
New Zealand


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Legal advice

The Faculty of Law at the University of Otago is a teaching and research facility; it does not give legal advice. If you require legal advice, please contact the Dunedin Community Law Centre.

Dunedin Community Law Centre website