Thursday, August 18, 2016

It's confirmed: Professor Ruru is a Supreme Teacher!


Professor Jacinta Ruru has won the Prime Minister's supreme award for tertiary teaching.
Congratulations Jacinta!

Read more here, from the ODT, and here.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Former PM calls for a written constitution


10 August, 2016 – "Former Prime Minister Sir Geoffrey Palmer is calling for a modern written constitution in New Zealand to boost public confidence in government.
Sir Geoffrey and constitutional expert Dr Andrew Butler have been working on a proposed new constitution and will soon publish a book, A Constitution for Aotearoa New Zealand, setting out their ideas and seeking public comment on them."

Alongside the upcoming book is a new website, to promote the adoption of a written constitution.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Historic NZ Parliamentary Debates now available

Good news everyone.
 NZ Parliamentary Debates (aka Hansards) from 1854 to 1985 are now available via HathiTrust
These debates are full-text scans from the original. They are searchable, but be patient!
Access via the Law Subject Guide - under NZ - Government & parliament
Happy researching!

Friday, July 29, 2016

NEW NZ Criminal Law Journal : Out Now

The NZ Criminal Bar Association, the NZ Law Society, and Law Schools around New Zealand have come together to produce this new - free law journal: the New Zealand Criminal Law Review.
The first issue includes an article by our very own Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan.

According to the NZLS in their announcement:

"The objective is to provide a regular outlet for informed discussion of matters of New Zealand criminal law, evidence and procedure, and also of wider matters of criminal justice and policy.
General Editor Kris Gledhill of AUT Law School says the plan is to produce the Review quarterly. He says it is hoped that open access can be retained, with the journal kept as a PDF that can be printed off."

Monday, July 25, 2016


The trainers are coming!
From Tuesday 26th to Friday 29th the database trainers will be running refreshers database sessions.
There are still some seats available, so book your session today!
See Law Subject Guide for booking information.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016


In the week beginning 25 July, expert trainers from the three NZ legal database providers will be here. They will run three workshops each, focusing on tips and techniques to get the best out of their products.
If you need a refresher training session, this could be the thing for you.

LexisNexisNZ - Tuesday 26 July @ 11am; 12 noon or 2pm
CCH Intelliconnect - Wednesday 27 July @ 3pm; Thursday 28 July @ 11am or 12 noon
WestlawNZ - Friday 29 July @ 9am, 10am or 11am.

Further advertisements, including booking sheets will be posted nearer the time.

Friday, May 20, 2016

New Zealand Law Society asks Professor Henaghan 10 questions

The New Zealand Law Society webpage is an excellent source of news and information about all things law related in NZ.
They interviewed Professor Mark Henaghan yesterday, and you can read it here. 

While you are there, check out career prospects, see the latest law reform submissions to parliament, or sign up to their weekly newsletter.

When you go into practice, the NZLS will be your go-to for many services, including regulatory requirements, library access and much much more.