New law appointment makes history
18 February 2020
Congratulations to Associate Professor Amokura Kawharu (Ngāpuhi and Ngāti Whatua), for her appointment as the next president of the New Zealand Law Commission.
Inaugural Chair in Health Law appointed
11 February 2020
Auckland Law School is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Jaime King as the inaugural John and Marylyn Mayo Chair in Health Law.
Te Pae Tawhiti: chance for Māori and the Crown to reconcile after Wai 262
5 February 2020
Opinion: With mātauranga Māori and taonga, it’s time for Māori and the Crown to do the mahi – together, writes Jayden Houghton. The formal response to the Wai 262 claim is a good first step.
Staff and alumni newly appointed Silks
6 December 2019
Attorney-General David Parker has appointed Professor Janet McLean, from Auckland Law School, a Queen’s Counsel (QC). She joins alumni Stephen Hunter and Jonathan Temm as newly appointed Silks.
Landmark tort decision examined
24 September 2019
Lecturer Nikki Chamberlain explains why the recent case of Henderson v Walker is important for the development of the law of privacy in New Zealand.
Law student's history-making win
10 September 2019
Kahukiwi Piripi won the National Kaupapa Māori Moot, and made history when she presented her legal submissions to the Supreme Court entirely in te reo Māori.
Budding human rights lawyer wins Māori Issues Moot
22 August 2019
Law student Kahukiwi Piripi, of Te Rarawa descent, has won the Gina Rudland Prize for Māori Mooting.
Ihumātao: NZ breaching human rights obligations
12 August 2019
Opinion: The UN has asked Government to stop development of Ihumātao. Until then, NZ is in breach of international human rights, writes Claire Charters.
Social justice scholar awarded Fulbright
2 July 2019
Fuimaono Dylan Asafo is heading to Harvard to undertake a Masters of Law. His thesis topic is Critical Race Theory and minority rights.
Pene Mathew: legal challenges
4 June 2019
One of the challenges for the new Dean of the Auckland Law School, Professor Pene Mathew, will be how artificial intelligence could affect the legal profession.
Black lives matter
30 May 2019
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere is a central message in two public lectures by a visiting Nigerian criminologist, coming up in June.
Who's afraid of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks?
15 April 2019
Opinion: Disapprove of Julian Assange if you will but remember that his fundamental rights and freedoms must be protected. Professor Marianne Franklin, Visiting Fellow at the Department of Commercial Law, University of Auckland Business School examines the issues.