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August 2019

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd - NZ Law Foundation 2019 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd is visiting New Zealand from 9th Sept to 12th Oct 2019 as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Visiting Fellow and will give public lectures on the effect of digital revolution on law.

Lord Thomas was a former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales (2013-2017) and is an internationally respected contract scholar and theorist of private law. He has a particular interest in aspects of IT, digitalisation, data and AI – particularly their effect on law.

While in New Zealand he will be hosted by the Faculty of Law at University of Waikato and will tour all law schools giving staff seminars and public lectures. These will focus on the effect of the digital (or fourth industrial) revolution on the law, legal practice and the courts and legal education.

Dates and topics for Lord Thomas’ public lectures:

  • Sept 11 – University of Waikato – The effect of the digital revolution on the law
  • Sept 16 – Victoria University of Wellington – The digital revolution, the rule of law and the relevance of the judiciary to society
  • Sept 23 – University of Canterbury – The digital revolution, the rule of law and the relevance of the judiciary to society
  • Sept 25 – University of Otago – The effect of the digital revolution on the courts and the legal profession
  • Oct 2 – AUT/University of Auckland – The effect of the digital revolution on the courts and the legal profession

Links to Law School web events notices will be added as they become available.

Further information about Lord Thomas and the topics he has put forward to speak on.
More about Lord Thomas

Law Foundation has awarded up to $40,000 towards the costs of bringing Lord Thomas to New Zealand as our 2019 Distinguished Visiting Fellow

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