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Ones to Watch: Rebekah Amitrano

Wednesday, 27 January 2021 10:55am

“I’ve known for a long time that I want to do something that helps people and I decided law was a way of helping many people at once.”

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Jonathan Lemalu – creating his own stage

Tuesday, 26 January 2021 10:14am

Otago alumnus Jonathan Lemalu doesn’t hesitate when it comes to describing the impact of COVID-19 on his career, his family and his health.

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Power to narrow the justice gap in the palm of our hand?

Monday, 25 January 2021 10:39am

As most New Zealanders cannot afford a lawyer but don’t qualify for legal aid, the need for effective online tools to help bridge gaps in access to justice has become particularly acute, a new University of Otago report argues.

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Law student makes international debut on the American field

Monday, 25 January 2021 3:11pm

Law student Harrison Boyle is proving that you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to choosing a lifelong career that supports following your dreams.

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Law student makes international debut on the American field

Friday, 22 January 2021 10:41am

Law student Harrison Boyle is proving that you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to choosing a lifelong career that supports following your dreams.

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Law student makes international debut on the American field

Friday, 22 January 2021 2:11pm

Law student Harrison Boyle is proving that you can have your cake and eat it too when it comes to choosing a lifelong career that supports following your dreams.

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Otago experts analyse potential result of End of Life Choice referendum

Monday, 28 September 2020 10:12am

University of Otago researchers are providing a cautious prediction that the majority of voters will support the End of Life Choice Act 2019 in next month’s assisted dying referendum.

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Institute of Directors Emerging Director Award won by Faculty of Law Dean

Monday, 7 September 2020 11:52am

Faculty of Law Dean Professor Jessica Palmer has been named the Otago Southland Branch Emerging Director for 2020.

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Changes to teaching needed to integrate Māori law into legal system

Thursday, 27 August 2020 4:59pm

Systemic change in the legal studies curriculum at our universities would be an important step towards integrating Māori law into Aotearoa New Zealand’s legal system, research released this week says.

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Fulbright honours to eight University of Otago graduates

Thursday, 6 August 2020 3:15pm

Eight University of Otago graduates from across the University have been named Fulbright New Zealand award winners.

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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’.