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Trans-Tasman project to explore online law during lockdown

Thursday, 14 May 2020 10:54pm

The Remote Justice Stories trans-Tasman research team wants to analyse the stories of people who have participated in online legal hearings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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New animations demystify legal processes and terms

Wednesday, 22 April 2020 7:48pm

New short animated clips from the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre will help people navigate New Zealand's court processes.

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Ten-point plan to increase access to free and low-cost legal services

Tuesday, 10 March 2020 4:55pm

A new research report from the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre (UOLIC) recommends ten steps to help New Zealand’s law profession deliver more free services to people caught in New Zealand’s widening ‘justice gap’.

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Coastal People: Southern Skies researchers feature in He Kitenga

Monday, 17 February 2020 9:35am

Researchers in the collaboration Coastal People: Southern Skies feature prominently in the latest edition of He Kitenga, a prestigious University of Otago research publication.

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Boost for New Zealand’s online legal information: Collaborative project receives grant from the New Zealand Law Foundation and Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation

Wednesday, 29 January 2020 9:11am

The University of Otago Legal Issues Centre (UOLIC) is establishing an online hub to support the development of online legal information (OLI) in New Zealand.

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2019 Gallaway Cook Allan Prize for Law and Emerging Technology awarded

Wednesday, 11 December 2019 9:18am

The New Zealand Law Foundation Centre for Law and Policy in Emerging Technologies is pleased to announce that Emma Harris is the winner of the 2019 Gallaway Cook Allan Prize for Law and Emerging Technology.

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Law students land top spots in land law prize

Tuesday, 19 November 2019 2:16pm

Faculty of Law students Hansaka Ranaweera and Clara Sinclair took the top two places in this year's EC Adams Memorial Prize in Land Law

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Otago researchers recipients of inaugural $3m Marsden Fund Award

Tuesday, 5 November 2019 9:42am

University of Otago researchers are the recipients of an inaugural Marsden Fund Council Award worth $3 million to investigate genetic predisposition to metabolic diseases like diabetes and gout among Pacific people.

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Momentous week for Dr Joe McIntyre, UOLIC Visiting Fellow

Thursday, 31 October 2019 11:24am

Judicial expert Dr Joe McIntyre’s visit to the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre (UOLIC) as the 2019 Visiting Fellow proved to be a significant week, both personally and constitutionally.

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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.