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:
Links to Law School web events notices will be added as they become available.
Law Foundation has awarded up to $40,000 towards the costs of bringing Lord Thomas to New Zealand as our 2019 Distinguished Visiting Fellow