Events

December 2016

Public Panel Discussion on Reviewing the Property (Relationships) Act 1976: the major issues

Dec

9

~~~~9 DECEMBER 2016 – AUT, AUCKLAND The ground-breaking Property (Relationships) Act (PRA) is now 40 years old and is in need of some reform. The Act is currently being reviewed by the Law Commission. At this free public event, leading national and international experts will discuss how and which property should ... read more.

University of Otago – Colloquium and Public Panel Discussion on 40 Years of the Property (Relationships) Act 1976: Reflection and Reform

Dec

8

~~~~8-9 DECEMBER 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, OTAGO - both events are being held in Auckland

Colloquium

This colloquium is aimed at critically evaluating the Property (Relationships) Act 1976 and offering suggestions for reform. The Law Foundation is providing funding for editing the colloquium publication and for bringing the following international speakers:
Dr ... read more.

Fifth International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition – 2-3 Dec 2016 - Wellington

Dec

2

~~~~2-3 DECEMBER 2016 – NZ RED CROSS, WELLINGTON New Zealand Red Cross, in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will run the fifth International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition for New Zealand law students on 2nd and 3rd December 2016, in Wellington. This is the only ... read more.

November 2016

2016 Shirley Smith Address - by Professor Ngaire Naffine

Nov

23

~~~~23 NOVEMBER 2016 – VUW LAW SCHOOL, WELLINGTON Professor Ngaire Naffine will present this year’s Shirley Smith Address on the topic "Manliness, Male Right and Criminal law: the Uses of Criminal Law in the Formation of the Character of the Male Legal Person". 5:30pm, Wed 23 Nov 2016 – VUW Law School, ... read more.

Law Commission 30th Anniversary Symposium - The Law Reform Community in the 21st Century

Nov

3

~~~~3 NOVEMBER 2016 - PARLIAMENT, WELLINGTON The symposium “The Law Reform Community in the 21st Century” is a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Law Commission. It is intended to provide an opportunity for political, judicial, legislative and central government members of the law reform community to engage directly with each ... read more.

September 2016

25th Annual Australia and NZ Education Law Association (ANZELA) Conference

Sep

28

~~~~28-30 SEPTEMBER 2016 – NZ CHAPTER OF ANZELA, AUCKLAND Every fourth year the NZ Chapter of ANZELA* hosts the organisation’s annual conference. This year it is being held in Auckland and the theme is “Compliance, Creativity and Culture: balancing regulatory demands and educational values”. Schools and tertiary education organisations need increasingly ... read more.

August 2016

University of Auckland and AUT- Public Lecture by Professor Graham Virgo - University of Cambridge - NZLF's 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Aug

17

~~~~17th AUGUST 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, University of Auckland PROFESSOR GRAHAM VIRGO is visiting New Zealand during August as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Wed 17th August, at 6pm Professor Virgo will give a public lecture at the University of Auckland titled "Conscience in Equity – a ... read more.

University of Waikato- Public Lecture by Professor Graham Virgo - University of Cambridge - NZLF's 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Aug

16

~~~~16th AUGUST 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, University of Waikato PROFESSOR GRAHAM VIRGO is visiting New Zealand during August as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Tues 16th August, at 5.15pm Professor Virgo will give a public lecture at the University of Waikato titled "Conscience in Equity – a ... read more.

Victoria University of Wellington - Public Lecture by Professor Graham Virgo - University of Cambridge - NZLF's 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Aug

9

~~~~9th AUGUST 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, VUW PROFESSOR GRAHAM VIRGO is visiting New Zealand during August as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Tues 9th August, at 5.30pm  Professor Virgo will give a public lecture at VUW titled "Justifying the Law of Restitution – a case study in ... read more.

University of Otago – Law of Obligations Symposium

Aug

5

~~~~5 AUGUST 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, OTAGO Otago Faculty of Law is holding a one-day symposium timed around the visit of the 2016 New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Professor Graham Virgo. The symposium will be a round table event on a current Law of Obligations topic in which ... read more.

University of Otago - Public Lecture by Professor Graham Virgo - University of Cambridge - NZLF's 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Aug

4

~~~~4 AUGUST 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, OTAGO PROFESSOR GRAHAM VIRGO is visiting New Zealand during August as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Thurs 4th August, at 5.30pm Professor Virgo will give a public lecture at the University of Otago titled "Conscience in Equity – a new Utopia". This will ... read more.

University of Canterbury - Public Lecture by Professor Graham Virgo - University of Cambridge - NZLF's 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Aug

2

~~~~2 AUGUST 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, CANTERBURY PROFESSOR GRAHAM VIRGO is visiting New Zealand during August as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow. Tues 2nd August, at 6pm, Professor Virgo will give a public lecture at the University of Canterbury titled "Justifying the Law of Restitution – a ... read more.

July 2016

20th Ethel Benjamin Commemorative Address

Jul

14

~~~~14 JULY 2016, DUNEDIN The 2016 Ethel Benjamin Address will be given by Hon. Marcia Neave AO, at 1pm on 14th July at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin. The Hon Marcia Neave AO was a judge of the Court of Appeal until her appointment as the Chair of ... read more.

VUW – Annual Conference of Australasian Law Teachers’ Association (ALTA)

Jul

7

~~~~7-9 JULY 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON The 2016 ALTA Conference will bring together lawyers from Australasia and around the world, from the four sectors - academia, the public sector, non-government organisations and the private sector. It will also mark the 70th anniversary of ALTA. The theme for ... read more.

April 2016

Treasury Guest Lecture “The Nature of Prosperity” by Dr Marie Brown

Apr

18

~~~~18 APRIL 2016 – TREASURY, THE TERRACE WELLINGTON Abstract: New Zealand’s indigenous biodiversity is at risk from political and economic drivers that make protecting nature difficult and costly, while damage is incentivised. The result of this is that nature continues to decline, in spite of some very good work being done throughout ... read more.

University of Otago – Law and Medicine in NZ Symposium

Apr

15

~~~~15 APRIL 2016 – FACULTY OF LAW, OTAGO Otago Faculty of Law is holding a one-day round table featuring Professor Jonathan Herring, a leading scholar in medical law from the University of Oxford, and Professor Loane Skene a leading scholar in both medical and health law, from the University ... read more.

University of Canterbury - 13th Australasian Property Law Teachers’ Conference 2016 – Protecting Property through Legislative and Technological Change

Apr

14

~~~~14-15  APRIL 2016 – UNIVERSITY OF CANTERBURY LAW SCHOOL, CHRISTCHURCH The Australasian Property Law Teachers’ Conference is a biennial conference, which attracts legal academics from throughout Australasia including Singapore and Hong Kong. This year the conference has attracted significant interest from participants in Canada. The Law Foundation is providing funding to bring ... read more.

March 2016

AMINZ & International Academy of Mediators Conference 2016

Mar

3

3-5 MARCH 2016, HILTON HOTEL, QUEENSTOWN The 2016 AMINZ Conference, titled Dispute Resolution on the Edge, will be a joint event with one of the world's leading mediation bodies, the International Academy of Mediators. The conference will provide an opportunity to network and learn with some of the world's leading ... read more.

February 2016

VUW Conference – Maritime Law in the Asia-Pacific Region

Feb

25

25 FEBRUARY 2016, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON A public seminar titled Maritime Law in the Asia-Pacific Region is being held 2-5pm on 25th Feb in Lecture Theatre 3 (GBLT3), VUW law school, Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington. The New Zealand Centre of International Economic Law has arranged the event with ... read more.

University of Canterbury – Seminar Series: Trusting the middleman - perceptions of justice and ombudsman services

Feb

22

22 FEBRUARY 2016, SEMINAR AT VUW WELLINGTON A lunch time seminar titled Citizens’ Perceptions of the Legitimacy of Ombudsmen and their Decision-Making will be presented by Dr Naomi Creutzfeldt, ESRC Research Fellow at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies at the University of Oxford and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Westminster.

The ... read more.

VUW Symposium and Public Lecture - Interpreting the Treaty of Waitangi over 175 years

Feb

15

15 FEBRUARY 2016, VUW WELLINGTON "Interpreting the Treaty over 175 years" symposium will take a scholarly look at the various legal, historical, political, philosophical and policy dimensions of "interpreting the Treaty" through time. 2015 was the 175th anniversary of the Treaty texts, so it is now timely to reflect on how ... read more.

December 2015

International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition

Dec

4

4-5 DECEMBER 2015, WELLINGTON New Zealand Red Cross, in conjunction with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is running the fourth International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Moot Court Competition for New Zealand law students in December 2015. This is the only competition of its type in New Zealand. This Law Foundation ... read more.

November 2015

19th Ethel Benjamin Commemorative Address

Nov

6

6 NOVEMBER 2015, DUNEDIN The 2015 Ethel Benjamin Address will be given by Court of Appeal Judge, Justice Christine French, at 1pm on 6th November at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 30 The Octagon, Dunedin. The address, run annually by Otago Woman Lawyers Society (OWLS), is given in honour of New Zealand’s ... read more.

October 2015

VUW Symposium – Law and Trade with Latin America

Oct

21

Symposium – Common Grounds: Nueva Zelanda y América Latina – Una Perspectiva Jurídica 22 October 2015, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON This symposium will provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of Latin America’s commercial and trade laws within an economic and cultural context.  It aims to share knowledge about the legal system and ... read more.

Adriana Braghetta - 2015 NZ Law Foundation Visiting Fellow in International Dispute Resolution

Oct

19

19 OCTOBER, AUCKLAND Adriana Braghetta, the Law Foundation’s 2015 International Dispute Resolution Fellow, will give her lecture in Auckland on Monday 19 October. The event starts 5.30pm, with the lecture 6-7pm at the Stone Lecture Theatre Level 3, 9 Eden Cres, University of Auckland.
University of Auckland flyer with lecture details
Adriana’s presentation ... read more.

Canterbury Women's Legal Association - Professional Women’s Conference 2015

Oct

9

9 OCTOBER 2015 – RYDGES, CHRISTCHURCH The 2015 Professional Women’s Conference is being organised by the Canterbury Women’s Legal Association, an organisation dedicated to providing support and networking for women lawyers in the Canterbury Region. The Law Foundation is supporting the keynote speaker Rabia Siddique to come from Perth. Rabia ... read more.

September 2015

Legal Research Foundation Conference - Rights, Liberty and Equality: Runnymede to the Beehive

Sep

25

25 SEPTEMBER 2015, GALLERY AT THE PULLMAN AUCKLAND In recognition of the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the 25th anniversary of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act, the Legal Research Foundation is holding a one day conference on the theme of equality to celebrate the legacy of Magna Carta ... read more.

17th Triennial Commonwealth Magistrates and Judges Conference – Independent Judiciaries, Diverse Societies

Sep

13

13-18 SEPTEMBER 2015 - MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE, WELLINGTON Commonwealth judges will gather in Wellington for 6 days, 13-18 September, of which 4 days will be spent at their 17th Triennial Conference themed “Independent Judiciaries, Diverse Societies”. Attendance of Pacific Island judges is being supported by the NZ Law Foundation. This is the ... read more.

University of Auckland - Therapeutic Jurisprudence Conference - Weaving Strands: Nga Whenu Raranga

Sep

3

3-4 SEPTEMBER 2015, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND The conference theme “Weaving Strands: Nga Whenu Raranga”, signifies the unique weaving together of cultural understandings, legal practice, procedure and philosophy in Aotearoa to the international concept of therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ). It will showcase the concept of TJ across a variety of contexts. This conference ... read more.

2015 Hui-ā-Tau / Annual Conference

Sep

3

3-5 SEPT 2015, WAITANGI, TE HUNGA RŌIA MĀORI O AOTEAROA – THE MĀORI LAW SOCIETY INC The overarching theme for the conference is this whakatauki* gifted to NZ Police by the late Dr Apirana Mahuika (Ngāti Porou): E tū ki te kei o te waka, kia pakia koe e ngā ngaru o te ... read more.

July 2015

AMINZ Conference 2015

Jul

23

23-25 JULY 2015, WELLINGTON The Law Foundation is pleased to support the AMINZ* Conference, the only national dispute resolution conference held annually in NZ. This year’s theme "New Horizons" will focus on new initiatives, novel ways of working in dispute resolution, recent legislation and progress in science that alters the way ... read more.

National Mooting Competition for Young Lawyers

Jul

16

4 MAY to 16 JULY 2015, NZ LAW FOUNDATION NATIONAL YOUNG LAWYERS’ MOOTING COMPETITION The Law Foundation is backing the expansion of a regional advocacy event into a national competition for young lawyers. The New Zealand Law Foundation National Mooting competition started life as a Wellington-only event in 2013 organised by the ... read more.

The FIRE Economy book launch – Jane Kelsey

Jul

14

14 JULY 2015, NATIONAL LIBRARY - WELLINGTON Jane Kelsey’s latest Law Foundation funded book The FIRE Economy will be launched on 14 July in Wellington. This will be followed by public talk events in Auckland and Christchurch. Here are the details:   Wellington: Tues 14 July, 5.30pm – National Library of NZ Cnr Molesworth and Aitken Streets Jane ... read more.

NZLS CLE - Youth Advocates Conference

Jul

13

13-14 JULY 2015, ELLERSLIE EVENTS CENTRE – AUCKLAND This NZLS CLE conference is for Youth Advocates involved in New Zealand’s youth justice system through the Youth Court and Youth Justice Family Group Conferences. The conference programme includes sessions to help youth advocates more effectively represent particularly vulnerable clients. This is in response ... read more.

June 2015

University of Auckland Conference - Maori Engagement in NZ's Extractive Industry: Innovative Legal Solutions

Jun

12

12-13 JUNE 2015, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND The aim of this symposium is to explore how recent developments in international law and State/Extractive Industry practice may improve Māori engagement with the Extractive Industry through: robust consultation and impact assessment processes; benefit sharing agreements with Extractive Industry; partnership agreements with the Extractive Industry; ... read more.

May 2015

University of Auckland – Public Lecture by Professor Paul Brand celebrating 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta

May

21

21 MAY 2015 – FACULTY OF LAW, AUCKLAND Professor Paul Brand, a distinguished world expert in medieval history, will deliver a public lecture to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Information about the event. Professor Brand is a distinguished scholar of medieval legal history at the University of Oxford and a ... read more.

VUW Conference - Family Violence, the Law and Restorative Justice

May

7

7-8 May 2015, VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON A one-day conference will be held on Thursday 7 May, and will explore innovative approaches to dealing with family violence based on principles, practices and values of restorative justice. The following day, Friday 8 May, a professional development workshop will run for restorative justice facilitators ... read more.

November 2014

University of Auckland Conference: The NZ Supreme Court – The First 10 Years

Nov

14

14 November 2014, PULLMAN HOTEL AUCKLAND This conference will consider how the Supreme Court has been performing ten years on. It will look at the extent to which it has met its original objectives, and what trends and characteristics can be discerned from its first decade in existence. The Law Foundation is ... read more.

October 2014

NZ Law Foundation's 2014 Distinguished Visiting Fellow is Professor Jane C. Ginsburg

Oct

31

16 Oct 2014 TOURING ALL NZ LAW SCHOOLS AND GIVING PUBLIC LECTURES This year’s fellow is a copyright law expert, Professor Jane Ginsburg of New York’s Columbia Law School. Professor Ginsburg will be hosted by the Law Faculty at Victoria University of Wellington during Oct-Nov. She will spend 4-5 weeks touring New ... read more.

September 2014

NZ Law Foundation International Dispute Resolution Lecture 2014

Sep

29

VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON (VUW) UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND Professor Thomas Stipanowich, of Pepperdine University, California will deliver the 2014 NZ Law Foundation International Dispute Resolution Lecture. His public lecture titled “International Mediation and Conflict Management: Near a Tipping point?” will be held:
Tues 30th Sept at VUW
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Design of Capital Gains Tax – second event on key issues

Sep

11

11 September 2014 LECTURE THEATRE OGGB5, UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND The second CGT event this year, from the University of Auckland’s Business School and Faculty of Law, is a lecture scheduled for Thurs 11 September by Professor Eric Kemmeren from the Netherlands. The Law Foundation has granted funding to bring international speakers to ... read more.

World Bar Conference

Sep

4

4 September 2014 HERITAGE HOTEL, QUEENSTOWN Perhaps the most prestigious event on the 2014 legal calendar will be the World Bar Conference in Queenstown 4-6 September, the first time this biennial event will be held in New Zealand. The Foundation is contributing $50,000 towards bringing 10 international speakers to the event, themed ... read more.

August 2014

The Changing Landscape of Corporate Law – 1-day conference

Aug

7

7 August 2014 PULLMAN AUCKLAND The Changing Landscape Conference will question whether the law that governs  business enterprise, the Companies Act 1993, has adapted sufficiently to the 21st century business landscape and will make suggestions for changes where it has not. Eminent international and New Zealand speakers will draw on international legislative ... read more.

July 2014

Design of Capital Gains Tax - Two conferences on key issues

Jul

11

18 Jul 2014 UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND The first conference, will be held at University of Auckland on 18 July 2014, and hosted by the Business School’s Dept of Commercial Law and the Law School. The Foundation is supporting keynote speaker Professor David Duff from Canada. Experts from Australia, South Africa, the ... read more.

Symposium - Implementation of UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples in Aotearoa

Jul

10

24 Jul 2014 UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO To be held at the University of Waikato from 24-25 July, the aim of the symposium is to explore and promote greater understanding of the implications of New Zealand’s endorsement of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for NZ law and policy on ... read more.

Public Lectures on Litigating Climate Change by Professor Gerald Torres

Jul

9

28 July 2014 – VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON 30 July 2014 - UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO 31 July 2014 - UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND Professor Gerald Torres from Cornell University NY is touring New Zealand Law Schools in July/Aug 2014. He is a leading figure in critical race theory, environmental law and federal Indian ... read more.

Professor Helen Alvare will deliver the 2014 Sir John Graham Lecture

Jul

8

31 Jul 2014 HERITAGE HOTEL, AUCKLAND The Maxim Institute’s 2014 Sir John Graham Lecture, will be delivered by Professor Helen Alvare of the George Mason School of Law in Virginia, USA. Her topic will be “The fundamental right to freedom of conscience and belief”. This event is scheduled for Thursday 31st ... read more.

June 2014

Bill of Rights conversation continues after the NZ Constitutional Advisory Panel Report (Nov 2013)

Jun

3

3 Jun 2014 OLD LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL CHAMBER, PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, WELLINGTON This free public seminar “New Zealand Bill of Rights: Continuing the Conversation” will be held 8.50am till noon on Tues 3 June in the Old Legislative Chamber at Parliament Buildings, Wellington. This is an opportunity to hear three speakers share their views on ... read more.

April 2014

Lecture - Collection and Retention of DNA from Suspects in NZ

Apr

14

14 Apr 2014 VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON (VUW) Dr Nessa Lynch of VUW and Dr Liz Campbell of the University of Edinburgh are giving a public lecture on Monday 14 April at VUWs School of Law. The focus of their lecture is on the scope of the power to acquire DNA ... read more.

February 2014

New Thinking on Sustainability Conference

Feb

7

14-16 Feb 2014 VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON (VUW) The ‘New Thinking on Sustainability Conference’ is being held by the Earth Law Alliance Aotearoa NZ and the German Australian Pacific Lawyers Assn, and hosted by the NZ Centre for Public Law at VUW from 14-16 Feb. The New Zealand Law Foundation is ... read more.

May 2013

NZ Law Foundation International Arbitration Lecture by Professor Catherine Rogers

May

29

26 November 2013 UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND Professor Catherine Rogers of Penn State University is giving this year’s lecture. Her topic is 'Procedural Arrangements as a Window into the Soul of International Arbitration Regimes: Arbitrator Selection, Transparency and Stakeholder Interests'. While in New Zealand, Professor Rogers will also present a paper on ‘Third ... read more.

Australian New Zealand Law and History Conference 2013

May

28

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 ... read more.

NZ Centre for Public Law Conference: Unearthing New Zealand’s Constitutional Traditions

May

28

29-30 August 2013 HOSTED BY HON CHRIS FINLAYSON QC, PARLIAMENT BUILDINGS, WELLINGTON This conference, arranged by NZ Centre for Public Law at VUW, aims to shed light on the fundamental ideals on which our constitution is based. It will carry on the Centre for Public Law’s tradition of inquiry into our constitution ... read more.

Legal Executives’ Conference

May

27

19-20 August 2013 RYDGES WELLINGTON The Legal Executives biennial Conference will be held in Wellington 19-20 August. NZILE President Pam Harliwich says ‘this will provide an opportunity for legal executives to upskill and keep abreast of what is happening in areas other than their main practice area’. The session topics include: > Best principles ... read more.

Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute New Zealand Conference

May

23

25-27 July 2013 PULLMAN HOTEL AUCKLAND The AMINZ Conference, will be held in Auckland 25 - 27 July 2013. The theme of the conference is "Current Issues, Best Practice". The conference is an important event for anyone interested in dispute resolution. It is expected to attract dispute resolution professionals from around New ... read more.

11th IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Colloquium

May

21

24-28 June 2013 TE PIRINGA - FACULTY OF LAW AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WAIKATO The IUCN Academy* annual colloquium is being held in New Zealand for the first time. It is regarded as the premier international environmental law conference, and is important because it enables experts in environmental law to collaborate and ... read more.