Welcome from the Associate Dean Equity

The Auckland Law School is committed to maintaining and promoting an inclusive, supportive and safe environment for staff and students from all backgrounds.

Equity in our faculty

Welcome to the Equity page. As Associate Dean Equity, I work together with many colleagues, especially the University's Equity Office, the Associate Deans Māori and Pasifika, the Law School Equity Group, and the AULSS Equity Officer, to promote and monitor adherence to the University’s Equity policies for staff and students.

The Law School values diversity and is committed to equity and inclusion. As part of that commitment, I administer programmes to foster a diverse, supportive, inclusive, and safe community and to support and encourage students from underrepresented backgrounds. This includes implementing and continuously improving our policies that promote equal opportunities for all, working to prevent harassment and sexual misconduct, and empowering our students to become leaders in the law, public service, and civic life.

Auckland Law School is committed to attracting the strongest students from all walks of life and widening its intake of students from diverse backgrounds. Our targeted admissions and support schemes for Māori and Pasifika students, students with disabilities, students from low socio-economic backgrounds, and students from refugee backgrounds are an important part of maintaining and improving our vibrant community.

Associate Professor Carrie Leonetti, Associate Dean Equity
Associate Professor Carrie Leonetti, Associate Dean Equity

Associate Professor Carrie Leonetti

Building 803, Room 310
17 Eden Crescent
Auckland

Phone: +64 9 923 4313
Email: carrie.leonetti@auckland.ac.nz

LGBTI (Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex)

The Auckland Law School is committed to celebrating our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex students and staff.

Contact

  • Ron Paterson | Faculty Adviser for LGBTI students
  • Jane Kelsey | Faculty Adviser for LGBTI students
  • tbc | Student Adviser for undergraduate and equity

Students with disabilities

The Auckland Law School is committed to providing equal opportunities for all students and staff, and therefore provides services for students with disabilities to enable them to participate fully in University life.

You can find contact information for the Faculty Adviser for students with disabilities and the Student Academic and Support Advisers on the Law School advisers page.

Contact

  • Karen Fairweather | Faculty Adviser for students with disabilities
  • tbc | Student Adviser for undergraduate and equity

Māori student support

The Auckland Law School is committed to supporting Māori students achieve academic excellence.

Contact

Pacific student support

The Auckland Law School is dedicated to advancing academic excellence and is committed to supporting its Pacific students in achieving this.

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Students from a low socio-economic background

If you are a student from a low socio-economic background, there is a range of support available to you.

Contact

  • Katherine Doolin | Faculty Adviser for students from a low socio-economic background
  • tbc | Student Adviser for undergraduate and equity

Students from a refugee background

If you come from a refugee background and you'd like to talk to someone or seek information, we have a range of support options.

Contact

  • Anna Hood | Faculty Adviser for students from a refugee background
  • tbc | Student Adviser for undergraduate and equity

Students who are parents

We provide a high-quality work environment and recognise and respond to the needs of our staff and students, including those with Carer responsibilities.

Contact

  • Julia Tolmie | Faculty Adviser for students who are parents 
  • tbc | Student Adviser for undergraduate and equity

Women students

  • Anna Hood | Faculty Adviser to women students
  • tbc | Student Adviser for undergraduate and equity

Equity at The University of Auckland