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Research projects conducted by current Law postgraduate students and recent graduates.

Current students

NameTopicDegreeEmail Address
Katie de RooConsumer participation and trust in financial services internal dispute resolution (IDR)
Manon BlackmanClimate Change
Sreevidya VarmaNavigating Through Workplace Problems - Ethnic Minority Migrant Employee
Guy BurnettConsidering global best practice in the regulation of trust and company service providers: should New Zealand be doing more?
Sean McAnallyMoney had and received, unjust enrichment and the difficulties with them in
Ashley JamesEnvironmental Rule of
Dami OgunyemiSafeguarding Human Rights in the Global War against
Kelsey BrownChildren's participation in
Michael MorrisonLong term care options for tamariki in Aotearoa New Zealand: A critical examination into long term fostering and adoptive practices in New
Oliver SkinnerA Legal History of New Zealand
Louise WilsdonChallenging Legislative Conceptions of Harm in an Age of Big Data: A critique of New Zealand's regulatory framework for health data

Recent graduates

Ayla NaidooCRT and TWAIL Analysis of The Relationship between Race and Discrimination in Aotearoa New Zealand Human Rights LawLLM
Sarah JocelynThe Potential Consequences of a Transition from Constitutional Monarchy to Republic in Aotearoa New ZealandLLM
Michael Daya-WinterbottomA Critical Analysis of the Requirement of Consideration for Contractual VariationsLLM
Pooja MohunRegulating Artificial Intelligence in the Finance SectorLLM
Claire BrowningThe woven Treaty— kaitiakitanga as a theory of the guardian relationships and principles of te Tiriti o Waitangi / the Treaty of WaitangiPhD
Michael CrosbieDelay as a barrier to fairness in criminal justicePhD
Luke FitzmauriceTe Rito o Te Harakeke: Decolonising Child Protection and Children’s ParticipationPhD
Benjamin TombsProperty PurgatoryPhD
Margaret CourtneyWhat role does the Māori Land Court have in modern Aotearoa New Zealand's legal system?LLM
Graham StrongIs patent law effective at protecting Māori medical knowledge in mānuka from commercial exploitation by University Technology Transfer Offices?—a New Zealand University Technology Transfer Office PerspectiveLLM
Frances MatthewsAre people in secure dementia care in New Zealand arbitrarily detained?PhD
Metiria Stanton TureiThe Visual Literacy of Māori LawLLM
Fiona SealRegulating Artificial Intelligence: A Critical Analysis of Technology Law's Gordian Knot in the New Zealand ContextLLM
Mihiata PiriniThe Māori Land Court: Exploring the Space Between Law, Design and Kaupapa MāoriLLM
Deb InderChildren's Participation in the Context of Private Law Disputes in the New Zealand Family Justice SystemPhD
Madison DobieNorms in Competition: The Influence of Parliamentary Sovereignty and the Rule of Law on Human Rights Protection in New ZealandLLM
Fiona MillerChildren's Competence to Consent to Medical, Surgical and Dental TreatmentPhD
Kesia SherwoodFallen by the Wayside: Yound People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in New Zealand's Youth Justice SystemPhD
Emily StannardTherapeutic Jurisprudence in Aotearoa New Zealand's Family Justice SystemLLM
Mele TupouThe Process and Outcomes of the 2010 Constitutional and Political Reform in Tonga – The Deveolution of Executive Power of the MonarchyPhD
Curtis BarnesApproaches to robot lawLLM
Sarah ButcherThe effect on the right to a private life by prior publication of words, photos and other personal informationPhD
Henry FloodData Protection Law and Schrems v Data Protection CommissionerLLM
Lee JamesParental alienation of children in care disputesLLM
Ruth JefferyDefining the parameters of the employee-employer relationship in the presence of mental health disordersPhD 
David Krott"Guilty or not guilty" – The Call for International Environmental Criminal LawLLM
Benjamin RalstonMarine spatial planning as a tool for reconciliation between indigenous and non-indigenous interestsLLM
Daniel BeckerThe Controversy over Mediator Neutrality: Input from New Zealand MediatorsLLM
Robert StylesThe role of Non-Governmental Organisations in International LawLLM
Christopher GullidgeThe Promulgation of Primary Legislation in New Zealand: Principles, Practice and PracticalitiesLLM
Tobias BarkleyDiscretionary Interests and rights to replace Trustees: Can they be Property?LLM
Joanne LeeThe Laws of Privacy and Consent and Large scale DNA Biobanking in New ZealandLLM
Arie AfriansyahState Responsibility in International Environmental Protection during Armed ConflictPhD
Amir BastaniLegal and Ethical Issues in the 'genetic defence' Concerning Criminal ResponsibilityPhD
Mohamad Bin Abd RahmanEfficiency of legal mechanisms in handling the invasion of malware, badware and bad cookiesPhD
Hui Yun ChanAdvance Directives in Healthcare LawPhD
Simon ConnellThe Future of the Interpretation of ContractsPhD
Allan CookeWhat is the State's Responsibility to Children who are in State CarePhD
Mary FoleyThe duty to provide for adult children in willsPhD
Ben France-HudsonPrivate property rights and natural resourcesPhD
Claire GreenThe impact of section 15 of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 on the vexing issue of economic disparity between couples on the break down of their relationshipsPhD
Naomi JohnstoneExploring PEACE in the Bougainville Conflict: Access to justice and reconciliation through 'win-win' mediation and Indigenous dispute resolutionPhD
Buvanis KaruppiahProperty Rights of Cohabitants: A Comparative Study Between Malaysia, England and New ZealandPhD
Maria PozzaThe International Law and Policy of Outer Space: A New Perspective on Arms ControlPhD
Fiona MackenzieMotherhood and Family Law in NZ with Respect to Separated ParentingPhD
Susan RobsonThe policy response to problems of process in the employment jurisdictionPhD
Melvin SalahuddinThe UNFCCC in the REDD: Compliance through Transnational Legal Process in Decentralised IndonesiaPhD
Jeanne SnellingParental preferences and procreative choices: Reproductive liberty and the regulation of preimplantation genetic diagnosisPhD
Bridgette Toy-CroninUnrepresented Litigants in the New Zealand Civil CourtsPhD
Christopher WalshawInterpretation of statutory rules as application: A legal hermeneuticsPhD
Megan GollopThe Impact of a Relocation Dispute Following Parental SeparationPhD
Mara HosodaEvaluating equity programs in New Zealand law schools for Pacific LLB studentsPhD
Brenda McKinneyMinding the Race Gap: A Comparative Review Exploring the Promise and Progression of New Zealand Style Restorative Juvenile Justice PracticesLLM
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