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

Monday, August 26, 2019

HEINONLINE's Best Back-to-School Survival Tools for Quick and Easy Research

HeinOnline offers unique artificial intelligence features and valuable research aids to elevate the user experience.

See their Blog for the full story

Friday, July 19, 2019

FW Guest Memorial Lecture Scholarship on display

To celebrate the 50th speaker of the prestigious Faculty of Law FW Guest Memorial Lecture, the Law Library is showcasing a selection of literature from past and present speakers.
Do come take a look. The display will be up for one week only: 20 - 28 July

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Law Library anniversary

Ten years ago, around about now, the Law Library embarked on a rather massive and exciting refurbishment. The proof is here in pictures.... start from the bottom.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Legal search tip: How to find a known reported case

This flow chart is just one of several : from reference to fulltext, and every step in between.

Find more online help in the Law subject guide Research Strategies Tab.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

NEED more coffee? Science says you can - to a point

Image result for coffee meme

This great coffee-related website and blog has got the magic number, and the science behind it. Like you needed a reason for another delicious coffee..... mmmmm coffee

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Research and Writing

Now that you've had the formal training, I hope you are putting it into practise!

If you do get stuck, remember the Law Subject guide includes Research Strategies to help you learn. in particular, do refer to the LAWS398 guides, and the Database guides from the publishers themselves.

How about writing and citing? The Library holds a number of texts to help you write like a lawyer, and the New Zealand Law Style Guide 3rd ed will help you cite like a lawyer!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019


Are you settling in and raring to go?
I am looking forward to meeting you soon, in the library, and in the LAWS398 tutorials.
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From your Law Librarian.