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Seven inaugural Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chair appointments to mark 150th

Monday, 30 September 2019 3:22pm

In a new initiative, the University is celebrating its internationally acclaimed scholars by creating a prestigious new role - the Sesquicentennial Distinguished Chair (Poutoko Taiea).

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LLM candidate Mihiata Pirini – Improving access to justice through design 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019 3:03pm

Mihiata Pirini is working with users of New Zealand’s oldest specialist court to contemplate how that court is designed, and to create space for imagining how it could be re-designed to deliver better access to justice.

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UOLIC Public Event 2019

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 4:28pm

The University of Otago Legal Issue Centre (UOLIC) host an annual event in May or June each year on an access to justice topic.

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Time to update mental capacity laws – new Otago co-edited book argues

Monday, 19 August 2019 1:46pm

For those lacking the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves, New Zealand currently relies heavily on the basic decency of families and whānau to ensure the law is applied.

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Call for lawyers to test New Zealand’s potential online courts

Monday, 15 April 2019 2:49pm

The arrival of online courts in New Zealand may see a significant rise in claimants appearing without a lawyer by their side, which would raise big issues about access to justice, University of Otago researchers say.

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New UOLIC researcher looking for positive outcomes

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 11:43am

PhD student Louisa Choe has joined the Legal Issues Centre to contribute to the Centre's work on the availability of free and low cost legal services, and can already see how the research might lead lawyers to provide more of these services.

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Prestigious Law Chair for University of Otago

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 11:12am

The University of Otago Faculty of Law is honoured to announce the establishment of a new Chair of Jurisprudence, named after International scholar and Otago alumnus Professor Jeremy Waldron.

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Making legal information live

Monday, 4 February 2019 9:14am

The Legal Issues Centre is adding to its series of animated videos explaining legal basics, with the help of design student Catherine Chin.

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Summer of civil justice

Friday, 25 January 2019 12:04pm

The Legal Issues Centre's Summer Scholar Programme is exposing three Otago law students to how New Zealand’s legal system works in real life.