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January 2019

Conference to mark the retirement of the Chief Justice - 31 Jan-1 Feb 2019


The Legal Research Foundation, with the support of the New Zealand Law Foundation, is holding a 2-day conference to mark the retirement of Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias. A line-up of distinguished international and local speakers will explore the future direction of New Zealand law. This will be an opportunity for the legal profession to acknowledge the Chief Justice upon her retirement.

Conference main themes:

  • Common Law Constitutionalism
  • Law and Power on the Frontier
  • The Supervisory Jurisdiction and Administrative Justice
  • Environmental Justice and Climate Change
  • Topics in Private Law
  • Where to for Indigenous Rights and Reconciliation?
  • Criminal Law
  • Human Rights
  • Judging

The conference will be chaired by Dr Andrew Butler, Chair of the New Zealand Law Foundation.

Venue: Fisher and Paykel Auditorium, University of Auckland

Dates: 31 Jan to 1 Feb 2019

A pre-conference p?whiri will take place at Waipapa Marae, University of Auckland at 4pm on Wednesday, 30 January 2019.

Conference programme – including list of speakers and their topics
Bookings and further information

NZ Law Foundation has granted up to $50,000 towards bringing international speakers to this conference