Auckland Law School
US Election 2020: Is American democracy too polarised to survive?
26 November 2020
Opinion: Donald Trump's power won’t prove authoritarian enough to compel the other branches and levels of government to undermine the election, writes Associate Professor Tim Kuhner.
The cruel violence of ‘kindness’ and ‘unity’
19 November 2020
Opinion: Dylan Asafo argues it’s impossible to govern for "all New Zealanders” in an exceptionally unequal society like ours and that there is no honest middle ground.
Study to recognise and protect independent public service, awarded Marsden
11 November 2020
Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden, the Marsden Fund, has awarded $660,000 to Professor Janet McLean QC for her research project Reconstitutionalising the Public Service in Westminster systems.
Government terms: three years or four?
4 November 2020
Opinion: While sceptical about extending the government term by a year, Ed Willis says it's a debate worth having. Here, he outlines some structure for that debate.
Funding for research into Pacific experiences of the criminal justice system
30 October 2020
A research project that aims to capture the experiences of Pacific people in New Zealand’s Criminal Justice System, has received funding of more than $250,000 from the Michael & Suzanne Borrin Foundation.
Privacy argument wins memorial moot
20 October 2020
Maria Romero De Medeiros and Danica Loulie-Wijtenburg have won the Justice Sir Robert Chambers Memorial Moot 2020 with their legal arguments concerning breach of privacy.
Research into community land trust ownership model awarded prize
28 September 2020
Congratulations to Samuel Johnston, who won the 2020 Legal Research Foundation’s unpublished postgraduate student paper writing award.
Trump’s dirty money
28 September 2020
Opinion: Timothy K Kuhner follows the dirty money in this edited extract from his latest book, Tyranny of Greed: Trump, Corruption, and the Revolution to Come.
The racism behind NZ’s inaction in the Pacific
18 September 2020
Opinion: Dylan Asafo asks why the New Zealand Government is doing nothing in the face of major human rights and climate change crises in the Pacific Islands.
Using the law as a tool for freedom
14 September 2020
Peter Williams reflects on his legal journey from Auckland Law School to his current role helping to free people trapped in slavery.
The charity conundrum: should Family First get the same status as Greenpeace?
1 September 2020
Opinion: Jane Calderwood Norton and Jordan Grimmer examine our charity laws.
Where are our hate speech laws?
28 August 2020
Opinion: More than a year after justice minister Andrew Little described New Zealand’s hate speech laws as ‘woefully inadequate’, nothing has come of the legislative reform that was promised, writes Dylan Asafo.