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May 2013

Australian New Zealand Law and History Conference 2013

25-27 November 2013

UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO, DUNEDIN

The theme for this years conference is ‘People, Power and Place’. This is an interdisciplinary conference for people interested in the connections between law and history. The conference provides an opportunity to come together, share and be inspired about global, international comparative, national and local ideas of the role of law in configuring historical understandings of people, power and place.

The NZ Law Foundation is providing funding to bring keynote speakers and ten law students to the conference.

Keynote speakers:

  • Professor Lauren Benton, Affiliate Professor of Law, Professor of History and Dean of Graduate School of Arts and Science at New York University, United States of America
  • Chief Judge Wilson Isaac, Chief Judge of the Maori Land Court and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Professor Tony Ballantyne, Professor of History, Dean of the Department of History and Art History, and Director of the Research Centre for Colonial Cultures at the University of Otago, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Professor Jeremy Finn, Professor of Law at the University of Canterbury, Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Dr Lisa Ford, Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of New South Wales, Australia
  • Dr Mark Hickford, Legal Advisor, Prime Minister’s Policy Advisory Group, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet; Crown Counsel at the Crown Law Office

Details about the Conference and the student scholarships are available on the University of Otago web site

The New Zealand Law Foundation is funding up to $12,576 towards bringing keynote speakers and law students to the Conference