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Our students

A2J Connect student group

A2J Connect is an initiative that gives undergraduate law students the opportunity to be involved with the Centre and to contribute to projects improving access to justice in New Zealand.

We offer the students online learning modules and face to face sessions to introduce them to:

  • the concept of legal information and the need for better accessibility
  • design-based thinking
  • user testing with laypersons

Students are then involved in assessing online legal information to provide feedback to content creators, and with conducting user testing of online legal information websites with members of the public.

A2J Connect student group

Postgraduate research

The Centre is interested in hosting postgraduate students. If your proposed research aligns with the goals of the Centre, please contact us to see if there are any supervision vacancies.

Email bridgette.toy-cronin@otago.ac.nz

LLM candidates

Mihiata Pirini (LLM candidate)

Securing access to justice in the Māori Land Court – can “design thinking” help us better understand users’ experience?
Mihiata is the recipient of the University of Otago Legal Issues Centre and Ngā Pae o te Maramatanga LLM scholarship and is jointly supervised by Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin and Professor Jacinta Ruru.

Margaret Courtney (LLM candidate)

The Role of the Māori Land Court in Modern Aotearoa
Margaret is jointly supervised by Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin and Professor Jacinta Ruru.