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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.

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OtagoLaw Winter Edition 2018 out now

Wednesday, 29 August 2018 10:46am

OtagoLaw Winter Edition 2018 features highlights from the Faculty of Law from the first half of the year, including outstanding student successes and interesting alumni profiles.

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Significant gaps in legal services identified in Otago study

Thursday, 24 May 2018 2:26pm

With an average hourly charge-out rate of about $300, private lawyers are often out of reach for New Zealanders needing legal assistance, according to research from the University of Otago.