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Trafficking victims and the law

Law
10 Jul, 2018

Visiting UK law academic will deliver lecture on the increasing legal protection for trafficking victims compelled to commit offences.

Leading the next generation

Leading the next generation

05 Jul, 2018

Mixing the generations for leadership lessons during AUT’s Shadow a Leader day.

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Prison plans examined

Law
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

Systemic secrecy revealed

Law
11 Jun, 2018

AUT Law School academic Amy Benjamin dissects the many faces of secrecy with Catherine Austin Fitts from the Solari Report.

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Community contribution celebrated

Law
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

London calling for AUT law scholar

Law
14 May, 2018

AUT Law School graduate to gain work experience in the heart of the British criminal law system after receiving Pegasus Scholarship

AUT student links with US-NZ leaders

AUT student links with US-NZ leaders

17 Apr, 2018

AUT business and law student Charle Megala is appointed to the US Embassy’s New Zealand Youth Council for 2018.

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Law student’s Borrin Foundation support

13 Apr, 2018

The research grant will fund a research internship investigating how cultural information can improve outcomes for Māori in the justice system.

Indigenous law research to the fore

Indigenous law research to the fore

Law
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.

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Fresh start drives passion for justice

Law
06 Apr, 2018

AUT Law School graduate’s job at Meredith Connell next step in criminal law journey that has taken him from war zones to courtrooms.

New hybrid court model a way to deliver justice to victims of United Nations Peacekeeper abuse

New hybrid court model a way to deliver justice to victims of United Nations Peacekeeper abuse

Law
06 Mar, 2018

AUT law academic Cassandra Mudgway has offered a way forward for victims of sexual exploitation and abuse committed by United Nations peacekeepers.

AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

AUT increases presence in QS subject rankings

01 Mar, 2018

New global rankings show AUT now has 13 subjects ranked, with two of them featuring in the top 50 in the world.

AUT Law Professor on Law Reform Committee

AUT Law Professor on Law Reform Committee

Law
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.

 Professor Bernadette McSherry receives inaugural Kayes Fletcher Walker visiting scholar award

Professor Bernadette McSherry receives inaugural Kayes Fletcher Walker visiting scholar award

Law
12 Oct, 2017

Australian criminal law academic Bernadette McSherry is the first person to receive the Kayes Fletcher Walker visiting scholar award in conjunction with AUT Law School.

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Competition win brings real world learning

Law
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.

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AUT Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice launched

Law
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.

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Business and Law students attend Global Leader Experience

Law
07 Mar, 2017

Six law and 39 business students recently attended ‘Common Purpose - Global Leader Experience’ - an international programme for university students.

First law student cohort at AUT South Campus signals milestone for Manukau

First law student cohort at AUT South Campus signals milestone for Manukau

Law
19 May, 2016
AUT this year has welcomed the first cohort of law students to its South Campus in Manukau.
A matter of equity

A matter of equity

Law
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

The law is changing and so must we, says new professor

Law
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.

ummer law job the next step for career changer

ummer law job the next step for career changer

Law
22 Jan, 2016

For AUT Law student Kim Beange, summer 2015/16 is less about taking a break and more about taking another step in her transformation from legal secretary to solicitor.

What is the effect of email disclaimers?

What is the effect of email disclaimers?

Law
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.
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Paris agreement done deal

Law
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.

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AUT students receive AMINZ scholarships

Law
23 Jul, 2015

Eight AUT law students received AMINZ scholarships to attend the AMINZ Conference happening 23 – 25 July 2015.

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AUT University Law School hosts Public Defence Service workshop

Law
04 May, 2015

AUT University’s School of Law hosted the 2015 Public Defence Service (PDS) national workshop in April.

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International expert says law is the closest we get to applying philosophy

Law
02 Sep, 2014

The reputation of New Zealand’s most contemporary law school has attracted not one, but two world-leading academics.

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AUT Professor of Diversity’s new book Work & Worship to help businesses respond to minority religions in the workforce

28 May, 2014

A new book written by AUT Professor of Diversity Dr Edwina Pio offers insights and advice to organisations with minority religions in their workforces.

New Law Professor, Julie Cassidy

New law professor starts at AUT

Law
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.