Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Welcome to the Law Library!

Nau mai! Talofa! Ceud Mìle Fàilte! Ni Hao!

If you've found the Law Subject guide, you're on the right track to becoming an ace student of legal research.

The LAWS398 tutorials are just around the corner for many of you, and will provide you with a good foundation to build your research skills.

Once they're done, the assistance keeps on coming: you only have to ask me, the Law Librarian. 

One of my northern colleagues wrote this post a few years ago, which explains what people like me do. So don't be a stranger. If you need research help, please, just ask.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Editors' Notes in the New Zealand Law Reports

A series of editors notes are being published as each part of the NZLR is released.

editor Geoff McLay writes,  

"We are aiming to provide readers with a more regular series of editor’s notes as we publish the New Zealand Law Reports. These editor’s notes are designed to not only let you know what is significant in terms of the doctrine in the cases we are reporting but to give readers a flavour of how New Zealand judges are deciding some of the most important cases, and reveal possible links between what seem like disparate decisions. (Cases are linked to the version on LexisNexis Advance)"

You will find these on Geoff’s personal blog : Here is the first one.

Thursday, October 17, 2019


Here's wishing you all the best for your upcoming exams. 

Friday, September 20, 2019

Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd. Public lecture Wednesday 25 September 2019

Topic: The effect of the digital Revolution on the courts and the legal profession.

In preparation for his visit, I have collected and collated a range of books that you might like to browse or read before his arrival.
Please, help yourself!

See the Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow 2019 for a short biography of Lord Thomas, and his current research interests.

Monday, September 9, 2019