Publications, Research Reports and Addresses

Our online library contains legal research publications and public addresses relating to projects and events we have funded, and law scholarships we have awarded.

These resources provide insight into recent and past legal research projects the Law Foundation has funded. They cover the latest legal research findings, and addresses given by leading legal professionals and academics.

Research Reports

Reports on legal research findings are available for a number of projects we have funded including:

Acclaim Otago’s report examining 500+ written decisions of the District Court, High Court and Court of Appeal, 2009 to 2015:
Understanding the Problem: an Analysis of ACC Appeals Processes to Identify Barriers to Access to Justice for Injured New Zealanders released July 2015.

A three year study of the six major human rights treaties New Zealand has signed – includes an overview and recommendations to improve human rights in NZ:
Fault lines: Human rights in New Zealand released April 2015.

Scoping report from Children’s Issues Centre, University of Otago, for a project that will assess the impact of Family Law reforms:
Evaluation of the 2014 Family Law Reforms: Phase One released February 2015

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Research Publications

Publications resulting from projects we fund, range from dedicated online resources such as the New Zealand Law Style Guide to books such as:

Mental Capacity: Updating New Zealand’s Law and Practice, by Alison Douglass, released July 2016.

The FIRE Economy, by Jane Kelsey, released July 2015.

Without a Lawyer in the Family Court, by John Adams and Te Kopu Legal, educational videos released April 2015 in both Maori and English.

Test Tubes for Global Intellectual Property Issues – Small Market Economies, by Susy Frankel, released July 2015.

Vanishing Nature: facing New Zealand’s biodiversity crisis, by Marie A Brown, R T Theo Stephens, Raewyn Peart and Bevis Fedder for EDS, released March 2015

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Speeches, Addresses and Conference Papers

Addresses are available for annual events such as the public lectures given by our Distinguished Visiting Fellow, the Ethel Benjamin Commemorative Address and the Law Foundation Awards Dinner. Key note addresses from conferences we support are included whenever possible.

2014 Ethel Benjamin Address by Justice Helen Winkelmann – video, written paper

2014 NZ Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow Address by Professor Jane C. Ginsburg, copyright law expert from Columbia University Law School, NY. Her presentation is titled “From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry & Sergey: “All the world’s knowledge” and Universal Authors’ Rights” – video

New Zealand Bill of Rights: Continuing the Conversation – Symposium, 3 June 2014, Wellington – paper presented by Stephen Gardbaum titled A Comparative Perspective on Reforming the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act

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