August 2017

NZ Law Foundation 2017 Distinguished Visiting Fellow - Professor Stephen Smith


PROFESSOR STEPHEN SMITH is visiting New Zealand during August as the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2017 Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

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

Professor Smith is a Professor in the Faculty of Law at McGill University, where he where he teaches primarily in the fields of private law (common and civil law) and legal theory. His research is mainly in the areas of private law and private law theory. He is the author of Contract Theory (2004, OUP) and co-author of Atiyah’s Introduction to the Law of Contract, 6th ed. (2005, OUP). Professor Smith was the recipient of a Killam Fellowship for 2009-2011; he is currently writing a book on private law remedies.

For more information read Professor Smith’s McGill University profile.

Topics for Professor Smith’s public lectures:
Rights, wrongs, and injustices: The structure of remedial law
The Deed, Not the Motive: Fiduciary Law Without Loyalty


Topics for Professor Smith’s staff seminars:
The Concept of a Remedy
Remedial Law: The General Part
The Deed, Not the Motive: Fiduciary Law Without Loyalty


Dates for Professor Smith’s public lectures:
AUT: Fri 4th Aug, 5.30pm, WG308 (Wave Room), Sir Paul Reeves Building, 2 Governor Fitzroy Place
University of Waikato: Mon 7th Aug, 6pm, MSB.1.37 University of Waikato
VUW: Thurs 10th Aug, 5.45pm, Old Government Buildings, 55 Lambton Quay, Wellington.
University of Canterbury: Thurs 17th Aug, 6pm, Law 105, Ground Floor, Business and Law Building, UC.
University of Otago: Wed 23rd Aug, 5.30pm, University of Otago, Moot Court, Level 10 Richardson Building.

Further information about Professor Stephen Smith.

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