Auckland Law School
The Oil and Gas Bill - we deserve better
16 October 2018
Opinion: The Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill violates all guiding principles on passing legislation - and that’s a problem, writes Dr Edward Willis (Law).
StuffMe ruling asks new questions
5 October 2018
Opinion:The StuffMe decision will affect future mergers as ultimately it expands Commerce Commission’s powers, writes Dr An Hertogen (Law).
Law School initiative to promote understanding of Equity
2 October 2018
A Substantive Equality Month was celebrated recently at the Law School with a series of events for staff, students and the public.
Law and Recognition: persons, institutions, and plurality workshop
27 September 2018
Associate Professor Nicole Roughan hosted a workshop on Law and Recognition: persons, institutions, and plurality.
Otago Proctor’s conduct a naked abuse of power
26 September 2018
Opinion: The Proctor of Otago University violated long established legal principles when he seized student property, explains Dr Edward Willis (Law).
Te Arawhiti can’t just tick boxes
25 September 2018
Opinion: Coalition disagreement forced delays but now we have a new Crown agency - the Office of Māori Crown Relations: Te Arawhiti, writes Professor David V Williams (Law).
Sir Geoffrey Palmer calls for bold overhaul of ‘unjust and discriminatory’ ACC
11 September 2018
Former Prime Minister the Right Honourable Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC is using the 2018 Sir Owen Woodhouse Memorial Lectures to call for a bold and visionary overhaul of New Zealand’s accident compensation system.
Free speech: more work and fewer causes célèbres
6 September 2018
Opinion: Dr Edward Willis (Law) argues laws around freedom of expression need constant attention rather than loud debate around controversial speakers from overseas.
No free speech crisis in NZ
30 July 2018
Opinion: Despite strongly divided opinions over a visit by Canadian alt-right speakers, there is no freedom of speech crisis in NZ says Dr Jane Calderwell Norton (Law).
NZ judges reject confines of three strike straightjacket
13 July 2018
Opinion: That no New Zealand judge has sentenced a defendant to serve a third strike maximum sentence without parole suggests a judiciary that prizes individualised justice, writes the University of Auckland's James Oleson.
Protect the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Philippines
24 May 2018
The Centre for Indigenous People and the Law has voiced strong concern around continuing reports of violations of the rights of Indigenous peoples in the Philippines.
What a NZ republic might look like
19 April 2018
Opinion: Professor Janet McLean (Law) talks about the 'special arrangement' between the Crown and Māori and the implications if New Zealand ever became a republic.