Auckland Law School
We have a Privacy Act fit for 2011 – academics
24 May 2023
A lot needs to change to protect people's privacy and enable individuals to act when their rights are breached, say the editors of the country's most comprehensive book on privacy law in New Zealand.
Violence perpetrators are basically con artists
23 May 2023
Opinion: Police, prosecutors, and judges are too often conned into thinking victims are the 'real' perpetrators, that they are overreacting, or brought the abuse on themselves, says Carrie Leonetti.
Seizures under Care of Children Act unlawful – professor
22 May 2023
Children’s human rights are being breached by an outdated Act that was designed to provide for their care, according to a journal article by law professor Carrie Leonetti.
Auckland University Press has great night at Ockhams
19 May 2023
It was a successful night for our book publisher Auckland University Press at the Ockham New Zealand Book Awards on 17 May, with two AUP books taking out top awards, as well as two University alumni winning major prizes.
Performance coach Owen Eastwood: ancient mindset reaps timeless rewards
18 May 2023
Owen Eastwood credits a series of valuable personal connections for arming him with all he needed to become one of the most in-demand performance coaches in the world. He talks to Anthony Doesburg for Ingenio.
Climate justice takes centre stage
5 May 2023
A climate litigation conference is bringing together academics, activists, lawyers, judges, students and businesses to discuss and debate climate-related legal issues in Aotearoa and abroad.
Poetic justice: connecting creative writing and the law
4 May 2023
Autumn graduate Nithya Narayanan landed a role with the country’s largest litigation firm. She’s also finding the time to keep up with her creative writing.
NZ’s tax system is not progressive – where to from here?
28 April 2023
Opinion: It’s satisfying to see the country now has better information on which to base its tax decisions, but it’s unlikely we’ll see any big changes in the short term, says Craig Elliffe.
All-female team wins 121-year-old debate contest
28 April 2023
The University of Auckland Debating Society has won the prestigious 'Joynt Scroll' debating championship.
'We have to inquire further' – David Williams
19 April 2023
Esteemed Indigenous law and treaty rights expert Professor Emeritus David V Williams FRSNZ was honoured with an appointment to the Waitangi Tribunal this month.
How has Govt got into such a mess over rongoā Māori?
12 April 2023
Opinion: If passed, the Therapeutic Products Bill would create a regime administered by an “independent registrar”, who is also a Ministry of Health employee. There is no guaranteed role for Māori in its operation, let alone in key decisions, writes Jane Kelsey
How would we know if justice is being served?
6 April 2023
Opinion: Bench books are publicly-funded manuals that help judges make decisions. Amid criticism of our Family Court using outdated and discredited theories, Carrie Leonetti asks why they're not publicly-available.