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Aotearoa’s Future Courts


Future Courts image - Courthouse Door

This is a research theme for a number of smaller research projects that examine questions such as: What is a court? Who do the courts serve? How can new technologies improve court-user’s access to the courts? How should new technologies be integrated into the courtroom so that legal procedures are fairer, and facilitate justice? These questions are being investigated from a range of disciplinary standpoints using various methods of inquiry.

Related centre objective

“To carry out research on how courts can best ascertain the truth and arrive at a fair and just outcome”
“How modern methods of information presentation and decision making could result in more efficient, well considered and better outcomes for citizens”

Future student projects

Students interested in researching projects under this research theme for an Honours or Masters degree are invited to contact us. We would be particularly interested in proposals to investigate various courts in more depth including the Māori Land Court, the Rangatahi Courts and the new Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct.