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August 2016

NZLF's 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow - Professor Graham Virgo from University of Cambridge

PROFESSOR GRAHAM VIRGO is visiting New Zealand during August as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2016 Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

Professor Graham Virgo NZLF Distinguished Visiting Fellow 2016

While in New Zealand he will be hosted by the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago and tour all law schools giving staff seminars and public lectures.

Professor Virgo is a Professor of English Private Law in the Faculty of Law at the University of Cambridge. He writes and researches in the fields of Criminal Law; Equity and Trusts and the Law of Restitution. He has been a Fellow of Downing College since 1989, where he read Law as an undergraduate.

For more information read Professor Virgo’s University of Cambridge profile.


Topics for Professor Virgo’s public lectures:

  • Conscience in Equity: a new Utopia – on the role of conscience and unconscionability in the equitable jurisdiction
  • Justifying the Law of Restitution a case study in the nature of judging


Topics of staff seminars planned for the law schools:

  • The Law of Unjust Enrichment: a view from England
  • Judicial Discretion in Private Law.


Dates for Professor Virgo’s public lectures:

  • University of Canterbury:Tues 2nd Aug, 6-7pm Room 108, Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Business and Law Building
  • University of Otago:Thurs 4th Aug, 5.30pm Moot Court, L10 Richardson Building
  • VUW: Tues 9th Aug, 5.30pm GBLT1, Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington
  • University of Waikato: Tues 16th Aug, 5.15pm, Te Whare Tapere Iti, Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts
  • University of Auckland and AUT: Wed 17th Aug, 6pm, University of Auckland, Stone Lecture Theatre, Level 3, Building 801, 9 Eden Crescent.


Further information about Professor Graham Virgo and his New Zealand public lectures and staff seminars planned for law schools

Each year the Law Foundation provides up to $40,000 towards the visit of the NZLF’s Distinguished Visiting Fellow