What makes a treasure, a treasure?
29 Nov, 2022
Art and law expert Rod Thomas tells The Detail why New Zealand should keep a list of protected artworks to strengthen the country's cultural heritage.
Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
Programme inspires students to study law
04 Oct, 2022
AUT hosted students from lower decile schools as part of Te Kuhunga, a programme built to inspire and support students to study law at university.
Law School scholars, supporters honoured
29 Sep, 2022
An evening of excitement and excellence – those words aptly describe the recent 2022 AUT Law Awards, an annual event that recognises our top law scholars.
Mātauranga Māori celebrated
11 Aug, 2022
Te Ara Pakihi, Te Ōhanga Me Te Ture | Faculty of Business, Economics and Law has contributed to many recent successes and celebrations of mātauranga Māori.
Accolades for Shadow A Leader 2022
08 Jul, 2022
Shadow A Leader is one of AUT’s flagship partnership programmes, giving thousands of students an invaluable day shadowing top leaders in Auckland.
09 Jun, 2022
AUT law alumnus Sam Ennor is deeply fascinated by the legal ramifications of the rapidly approaching AI revolution. AUT’s Insight magazine meets him.
In pursuit of equity and excellence
09 Jun, 2022
Her plan was to practise law - not teach it. Now Associate Professor Khylee Quince is the first Māori law school dean in Aotearoa. AUT’s Insight meets her.
Moe mai rā: Moana Jackson
01 Apr, 2022
Moana Jackson – esteemed teacher, lawyer, leader – had a profound impact on countless lives, including AUT Law School Dean, Khylee Quince.
Immigration policy discriminates
29 Mar, 2022
The NZ government must revisit the criteria in our immigration policy that requires disabled applicants to show “acceptable standards of health”.
Revoking the Licence to Kill
23 Mar, 2022
Kris Gledhill examines serious questions arising from RNZ's Licence to Kill, an investigation into NZ's comparatively high rate of police shootings.
New friendships forge social cohesion
08 Mar, 2022
Making a new friend at any time in life is an interesting process, forcing me to reflect on my own beliefs, experiences and values, writes Khylee Quince.
Ordinary activities or petty crimes?
24 Feb, 2022
Managing “difficult” people in public spaces poses a challenge to authorities balancing the interests of ordinary people against those deemed problematic.
To prosecute or not?
11 Feb, 2022
Decisions to prosecute must be supported by transparency and oversight to ensure the process is consistent, equitable and reflects public input.
Legal aid crisis erodes right to justice
15 Nov, 2021
Just as access to health is a good thing, so is access to justice - they are both prerequisites for a decent society, writes Law Professor Kris Gledhill.
Who or what are Māori?
02 Nov, 2021
Calls for a specific vaccination target for Māori raise questions of identity and show why a more nuanced approach is required when we talk about “Māori”.
Meet law graduate Natalie
18 Oct, 2021
Meet Natalie Devery, one of the four graduates featured in AUT’s Find Your Greatness Campaign.
Listen to - and trust - the experts
18 Oct, 2021
I trust the Covid experts – including Rawiri, Collin and Siouxsie – because I broadly trust the systems and institutions in which they honed their crafts.
Uni students and online learning
24 Sep, 2021
A new, multi-university study examines how online learning impacts those who are, arguably, at the heart of the COVID-19 education crisis: our students.
A “culture pass” to help kids, economy
24 Sep, 2021
COVID has cancelled many arts and cultural activities for our young people. A government-funded, credit-loaded “pass” for this cohort could help.
US case shows key role of native rights
13 Sep, 2021
The recent White Earth wild rice case reflects growing awareness that indigenous knowledge and systems are vital in the work to offset climate challenges.
Could NZ have prevented terror attack?
08 Sep, 2021
Criminal law, mental health law and immigration law can all be used to detain people considered dangerous, writes Professor Kris Gledhill.
AUT climbs up the global rankings
02 Sep, 2021
AUT continues to climb up the global university rankings joining the University of Otago in second place in NZ and the top 250 universities in the world.
Hidden curriculum in universities
28 Jul, 2021
Universities should beware of the 'hidden curriculum' that disadvantages many students, writes interim Law Dean Khylee Quince.
Could Britain be sued for reopening?
22 Jul, 2021
Amid rising rates of illness and death, the UK has lifted its COVID restrictions. Can other countries take legal action? Kris Gledhill considers the issue.
Identity not just about DNA percentages
19 May, 2021
Identity involves the nuanced politics of race, the science of genetics, and the social practices of connection, writes interim Dean of Law, Khylee Quince.
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.
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