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Anti-slavery law an urgent priority
23 Mar, 2021
The call by NZ business leaders for an inquiry into the need for a modern-day slavery law is welcome but long overdue, writes Professor Kris Gledhill.
Celebrating AUTs women academics
08 Mar, 2021
Today is International Women’s Day. Read a sample of the research from AUT’s women academics who are working to improve the lives of women in our society.
Time to overhaul paid parental leave
14 Sep, 2020
Paid parental leave needs an overhaul if governments want us to have 'one for the country', writes Patrick van Esch and colleagues.
Law scholar wins Trans-Tasman prize
03 Sep, 2020
The Law School’s Helen Dervan has co-authored award-winning research about how to improve NZ’s approach to financial regulation.
Why hairstyle is a human right
05 Aug, 2020
AUT law expert Khylee Quince waxes lyrical and legal about freedom, culture and identity, from peroxide punk to the rat’s tail.
How will court deal with ChCh killer?
20 Jul, 2020
Tensions are high as the sentencing of the ChCh gunman approaches. His decision to defend himself fuels the case, says Law Professor Kris Gledhill.
Will “life” be “whole life” for gunman?
07 Jul, 2020
The judge will consider a number of factors when sentencing the man who killed 51 in the ChCh mosque attacks, writes Law Professor Kris Gledhill.
Black lives matter and NZ police reform
11 Jun, 2020
As the Black Lives Matter protests spread from the US to NZ, the wero is about facing institutional racism at home, say Katey Thom and Khylee Quince.
Was NZ’s coronavirus lockdown legal?
11 May, 2020
As New Zealand approaches the end of its strictest lockdown period, a debate has begun about whether it was legal in the first place.
Vital to protect human rights online
15 Apr, 2020
As use of digital platforms surges, two AUT academics explain why we’ll need stronger global efforts to protect human rights online.
BEL career fairs buzzing
17 Mar, 2020
The Business and Economics and Law Career Fairs held last week were buzzing as students met employers and found out about job possibilities.
Everything is not ka pai
06 Mar, 2020
Research from AUT’s Law School shows New Zealand universities are ill-equipped to protect Māori IP.
Corporate diversity: token or real?
28 Feb, 2020
Corporate diversity is a global trend but quotas (formal or informal) will lead to token appointments which do more harm than good.
Good Leadership by Design
07 Nov, 2019
Read Professor Kate Kearins’ article, Good leadership by Design, which features in Management Magazine.
New Professors and Associate Professors
07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Alumni earn Beta Gamma Sigma membership
21 Oct, 2019
The AUT Chapter of BGS inducted 120 high-achieving Business alumni into the prestigious global society, the largest ceremony since it started in 2012.
Law School celebrates top students
24 Sep, 2019
Laughter and waiata marked this year’s AUT Law School awards, an annual event celebrating its top academic students along with their whānau and families.
Valuable experience at moot competition
24 Sep, 2019
Law students Tessa Whale, Joshua de Vries and Julie Cleaver recently represented AUT at the 8th annual NZ IHL Moot Court Competition in Wellington.
19 first in family scholarships awarded
05 Sep, 2019
19 AUT students were awarded Woolf Fisher First-in-Family AUT Scholarships at a celebration event at the AUT South Campus on Thursday 29 August.
Law degrees open up many avenues
21 Aug, 2019
A law degree doesn’t only lead to working in a law firm as the variety of employers at the AUT Law Career Fair indicated on Monday.
Challenging thinking at SAL
09 Jul, 2019
AUT and high school students got an inside look at the work days of top New Zealand’s business people recently at the 2019 Shadow a Leader event.
Why are accused rapists acquitted?
23 May, 2019
AUT Law School's Professor Kris Gledhill explains how an accused rapist can be acquitted even after compelling evidence is presented by a victim.
Explainer: mosque shootings trial
12 Apr, 2019
AUT Law School professor, Kris Gledhill, outlines the judicial process for the trial of the alleged perpetrator of the Christchurch terror attacks.
Mosque attacks and the law
22 Mar, 2019
AUT Law School academics respond to legal questions arising from the attacks on mosques in Christchurch.
15 Mar, 2019
The tragic event in Christchurch today devastates us. Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families.
AUT gets Borrin Foundation support
18 Feb, 2019
AUT Law School researchers have received funding support to investigate solutions for offenders who experience mental health and addiction-related issues.
Celebrating AUT through the years
21 Jan, 2019
Over 50 of our oldest alumni came together for the 2018 Seddon Memorial Technical College reunion hosted by the alumni office.
PhD milestone at AUT Law School
07 Jan, 2019
Research examining the management of Māori land trusts is the focus of the first PhD awarded by the AUT Law School.
Gaining skills for the workplace
14 Dec, 2018
Auckland Council are proud to sponsor the overall achievement prize for the AUT Edge Award, an extra-curricular employability award at AUT.
Marsden funding for AUT legal research
04 Dec, 2018
AUT Law School academic Dr Katey Thom has received Marsden Foundation funding to investigate police responses to people in mental distress.
Meet the new AUT Internz
28 Nov, 2018
21 AUT graduates have been hand-picked by major companies including Lululemon, Enviropod, Paramount Recording Studios and Sundance Institute to be internat
Five AUT Marsden Fund grants
08 Nov, 2018
Five projects led by AUT researchers have been granted funding totalling $3.58 million in new research for the university, in this Marsden Fund round.
Toxic masculinity and the military
24 Oct, 2018
Zero tolerance and official procedures aren’t working to stem sexual abuse and harassment in the armed forces, says Law School lecturer, Cassandra Mudgway.
Law missing proper scrutiny
11 Oct, 2018
The hasty path of the Crown Minerals (Petroleum) Amendment Bill through parliament is risking proper scrutiny, says AUT Law School’s Leonid Sirota.
Freedom of speech at risk in draft law
05 Sep, 2018
Law School academics have made submissions to the Justice Select Committee opposing provisions in a new law criminalising the criticism of the judiciary.
16 Aug, 2018
Cop-turned-lawyer Xiaoji Li’s career switch built on his valuable skillset to carve out a niche in property law.
Bachelor of Business undergoes refresh
01 Aug, 2018
AUT’s reshaped Bachelor of Business lets students build an engaging, multidisciplinary programme of study focused on future capabilities and social impact.
Trafficking victims and the law
10 Jul, 2018
Visiting UK law academic will deliver lecture on the increasing legal protection for trafficking victims compelled to commit offences.
Prison plans examined
15 Jun, 2018
Professor Kris Gledhill discusses the Waikeria Prison site proposal, which will include a 500-bed high security prison and a 100-bed mental health unit.
Systemic secrecy revealed
11 Jun, 2018
AUT Law School academic Amy Benjamin dissects the many faces of secrecy with Catherine Austin Fitts from the Solari Report.
Community contribution celebrated
08 Jun, 2018
AUT Law School recognises MFAT associate counsel Pakeeza Rasheed for her work with charities and community organisations
London calling for AUT law scholar
14 May, 2018
AUT Law School graduate to gain work experience in the heart of the British criminal law system after receiving Pegasus Scholarship.
Indigenous law research to the fore
09 Apr, 2018
AUT Law School officially opens legal research centre with a focus on indigenous people in New Zealand and across the Asia-Pacific.
AUT Law Professor on Law Reform Committee
06 Nov, 2017
Warren Brookbanks, Professor of Criminal Law and Justice Studies and founder and director of AUT’s Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice, has been appointed to the criminal law committee of the New Zealand Law Society.
Competition win brings real world learning
13 Sep, 2017
Representing AUT in the 2017 Sentencing Advocacy Competition gave law student Abhijit Desai an incredible opportunity to experience the realities of criminal law. Abhijit, who made it to the finals against 23 other participants, impressed the judges with his skill and brought home the win.
AUT Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice launched
22 Mar, 2017
On Friday 10 March, the AUT Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice was officially launched. Established in 2016, the Centre aims to identify and promote various models of justice under the broad banner of non-adversarial justice.
A matter of equity
12 May, 2016
This opinion piece was first published in Employment Today (May 2016). New Zealand’s landmark pay equity case is now before a government-initiated Joint Working Group. AUT law honours student Ian McPherson summarises the situation so far and discusses the only legitimate source from which pay equity principles can be derived. The law is changing and so must we, says new professor
05 Apr, 2016
Professor Warren Brookbanks, who joined AUT Law School as a Professor of Criminal Law and Justice Studies in April, says compassion and versatility are ‘must haves’ for new lawyers who want to keep up with a changing legal landscape.
What is the effect of email disclaimers?
05 Jan, 2016
The first thing we discovered was that they aren’t actually disclaimers at all – at least legally. A disclaimer is officially what you get on books, for example, when the author is worried that people are going to read the book and rely on the information (to make an investment decision, for example) and come a cropper and decide to sue. The disclaimer basically says that the author has done their best to make the stuff they have written accurate, but if you choose to rely on it and it isn’t, that’s tough. The law is a real mess in this area, Beever says, hence the need for disclaimers.
Paris agreement done deal
16 Dec, 2015
For an hour and a half on Sunday evening - in the final excruciating stages of a marathon negotiating session involving through the night meetings on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - it looked as if a typo in the final draft text might derail proceedings.
New law professor starts at AUT
04 Jan, 2012
Professor Cassidy is currently working on issues relating to the possible introduction of a capital gains tax into New Zealand. She is also interested in current corporate reforms in regard to directors’ duties. Another area in which she is actively researching is the courts approaches to the reception of international law, particularly human rights norms, in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa.
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