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Assoc Prof Rod Thomas

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.
New professors and associate professors

New professors and associate professors

17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
Record ranking for AUT

Record ranking for AUT

12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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Programme inspires students to study law

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.
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Law School scholars, supporters honoured

Law
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.
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Being radical in time of climate crisis

Law
20 Sep, 2022
AUT Law School hosted a public lecture by Environmental Law Professor Liz Fisher, a distinguished legal academic from Oxford University.
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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.
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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.
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Almost human

Law
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.
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In pursuit of equity and excellence

Law
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.
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Moe mai rā: Moana Jackson

Law
01 Apr, 2022
Moana Jackson – esteemed teacher, lawyer, leader – had a profound impact on countless lives, including AUT Law School Dean, Khylee Quince.
Lida Ayoubi

Immigration policy discriminates

Law
29 Mar, 2022
The NZ government must revisit the criteria in our immigration policy that requires disabled applicants to show “acceptable standards of health”.
Law Professor Kris Gledhill

Revoking the Licence to Kill

Law
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.
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New friendships forge social cohesion

Law
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.
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince

Ordinary activities or petty crimes?

Law
24 Feb, 2022
Managing “difficult” people in public spaces poses a challenge to authorities balancing the interests of ordinary people against those deemed problematic.
Assoc Prof of Law Khylee Quince

To prosecute or not?

Law
11 Feb, 2022
Decisions to prosecute must be supported by transparency and oversight to ensure the process is consistent, equitable and reflects public input.
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince

Three strikes creates law vs justice gap

Law
29 Nov, 2021
The challenge is having a law-making process that can keep pace with changing social and cultural values, without being knee-jerk reactive.
Legal aid crisis

Legal aid crisis erodes right to justice

Law
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.
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Who or what are Māori?

Law
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”.
New AUT Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors 3

01 Nov, 2021
Eight AUT academics have been promoted to the position of Professor, and a further 22 have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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Meet law graduate Natalie

Law
18 Oct, 2021
Meet Natalie Devery, one of the four graduates featured in AUT’s Find Your Greatness Campaign.
Associate Professor Khylee Quince

Listen to - and trust - the experts

Law
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.
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Khylee Quince NZ’s 1st Māori Dean of Law

Law
28 Sep, 2021
Following an international search, AUT has appointed the country’s first Dean of Law who is Māori, Associate Professor Khylee Quince.
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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.
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A “culture pass” to help kids, economy

Law
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.
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US case shows key role of native rights

Law
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 terrorist attack

Could NZ have prevented terror attack?

Law
08 Sep, 2021
Criminal law, mental health law and immigration law can all be used to detain people considered dangerous, writes Professor Kris Gledhill.
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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

Hidden curriculum in universities

Law
28 Jul, 2021
Universities should beware of the 'hidden curriculum' that disadvantages many students, writes interim Law Dean Khylee Quince.
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Could Britain be sued for reopening?

Law
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.
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Identity not just about DNA percentages

Law
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.
Associate Professor Khylee Quince

AUT appoints Interim Dean of Law

Law
09 Apr, 2021
Associate Professor Khylee Quince has been appointed the Interim Dean of the School of Law at AUT.
Geoff Perry and Richard Hall

AUT honours Dr Geoff Perry and Richard Hall

01 Apr, 2021
Dr Geoff Perry and Richard Hall have been made AUT’s newest Reeves Honorary Fellows in recognition of their significant contributions to the University.
Anti-Slavery

Anti-slavery law an urgent priority

Law
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.
Women academics at AUT

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.
The legal rights of Kiwis coming home

The legal rights of Kiwis coming home

Law
29 Jan, 2021
The right to return to your home country is not absolute, writes AUT Law School's Professor Kris Gledhill.
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Get ready for new data privacy rules

16 Nov, 2020
It’s time for New Zealand to prepare for new legislation that will affect the way businesses and consumers use online data.
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Does travel insurance have a future?

Law
01 Oct, 2020
The Law School’s Christopher Whitehead discusses the complex world of travel, insurance, and legalese in pandemic times.
Assoc Prof Khylee Quince

My annual anxiety as an monolingual dinosaur

24 Sep, 2020
September brings excitement and anxiety about te reo, writes Law expert Khylee Quince.
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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.
Helen Dervan

Law scholar wins Trans-Tasman prize

Law
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.
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Law Schools remarkable prizegiving

Law
27 Aug, 2020
The backdrop of a pandemic infused the annual awards ceremony with a heightened sense of celebration.
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Law expert appointed to NZ Parole Board

Law
25 Aug, 2020
AUT Associate Professor of Law Khylee Quince has been appointed to the New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB).
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COVID shows inequities among school kids

Law
24 Aug, 2020
Kids should be kids – but a growing number of children in our country that are not afforded that privilege, writes Khylee Quince.
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Modern slavery expert makes global news

Law
07 Aug, 2020
NZ’s first conviction for modern slavery has generated a whirlwind of international media activity for a new member of the Law School.
Khylee Quince

Why hairstyle is a human right

Law
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.
ChCh_Crime

How will court deal with ChCh killer?

Law
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 mean the life

Will “life” be “whole life” for gunman?

Law
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

Black lives matter and NZ police reform

Law
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.
Natalia_Szablewska

Calls to protect against modern slavery

Law
11 May, 2020
NZ Government must protect most vulnerable workers during COVID-19.
NZ Police_Covid

Was NZ’s coronavirus lockdown legal?

Law
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.
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Our experts weigh in on COVID-19

21 Apr, 2020
Business, Economics and Law academics contribute to the global conversation about COVID-19.
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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.
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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.
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Everything is not ka pai

Law
06 Mar, 2020
Research from AUT’s Law School shows New Zealand universities are ill-equipped to protect Māori IP.
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Corporate diversity: token or real?

Law
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.
Professor Kate Kearins

Older and wiser – but worth the price?

21 Jan, 2020
Short-term gain or long-term pain: What is the price of juniorisation in the workplace? Professor Kate Kearins weighs the pros and cons.
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AUT a 5-star university across all categories

13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
Professor Kate Kearins

Good Leadership by Design

07 Nov, 2019
Read Professor Kate Kearins’ article, Good leadership by Design, which features in Management Magazine.
New Professors announced in 2019

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.
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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.
2019 Law Awards

Law School celebrates top students

Law
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.
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Valuable experience at moot competition

Law
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.
THE Rankings Sep 2019

AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings

12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
Woolf Fisher AUT scholarship Awards ceremony

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 Career Fair group photo

Law degrees open up many avenues

Law
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.
Grace Stratton

Grace makes global Badass Women list

17 Jul, 2019
AUT Law and Communications student Grace Stratton joins Rihanna, Marie Kondo and Nobel prize winner in global list
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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.
Professor Kris Gledhill

Why are accused rapists acquitted?

Law
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.
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Explainer: how a royal commission will investigate Christchurch shootings

Law
08 May, 2019
The trial of the man accused of the murders and attempted murders in the Christchurch mosque attacks is one small but important legal process.
62% increase in AUT researchers

62% increase in AUT researchers

30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Agnes Naera

Driving diversity in NZ leadership

15 Apr, 2019
A long-serving AUT staff member is "humbled, privileged and very excited" at being appointed to the board of Global Women.
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Explainer: mosque shootings trial

Law
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.
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Mosque attacks and the law

Law
22 Mar, 2019
AUT Law School academics respond to legal questions arising from the attacks on mosques in Christchurch.
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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.
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AUT gets Borrin Foundation support

Law
18 Feb, 2019
AUT Law School researchers have received funding support to investigate solutions for offenders who experience mental health and addiction-related issues.
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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.
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AUT strengthens ties with Chinese alumni

21 Jan, 2019
Members of AUT’s influential Chinese alumni community joined the alumni team and key staff from the Faculty of BEL for an end-of-year lunch.
Judge Layne Harvey

PhD milestone at AUT Law School

Law
07 Jan, 2019
Research examining the management of Māori land trusts is the focus of the first PhD awarded by the AUT Law School.
AUT Edge Award winners

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.
Dr Katey Thom

Marsden funding for AUT legal research

Law
04 Dec, 2018
AUT Law School academic Dr Katey Thom has received Marsden Foundation funding to investigate police responses to people in mental distress.
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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
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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.
AUT's new Professors

New Professors and Associate Professors announced

01 Nov, 2018
AUT has announced the promotion to Professor of seven senior academics. A further 16 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
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Minister launches sustainable blueprint

24 Oct, 2018
The Minister for Climate Change, the Hon James Shaw officially launched AUT’s Sustainability Roadmap on Friday 19 October.
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Toxic masculinity and the military

Law
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.
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Law missing proper scrutiny

Law
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.
Professor Kris Gledhill

Five questions: Professor Kris Gledhill

Law
09 Oct, 2018
We asked Professor Kris Gledhill five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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THE rankings place AUT in NZ top three

27 Sep, 2018
AUT has significantly improved in global university rankings published today by the Times Higher Education.
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AUT 2019 domestic and international fees

13 Sep, 2018
Tuition fees for new domestic students, and for domestic and international students currently enrolled in a programme will increase in 2019.
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Freedom of speech at risk in draft law

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.
LexisNexis Prize winner Tessa Whale

Top Law scholars recognised

Law
29 Aug, 2018
Academic talent honoured at annual AUT Law School awards.
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Career reboot

Law
16 Aug, 2018
Cop-turned-lawyer Xiaoji Li’s career switch built on his valuable skillset to carve out a niche in property law.
Kate Kearins

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.
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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.
Pakeeza Rasheed

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.
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