Leading the charge. EVs on campus14 Apr 2016 A fleet of electric vehicles was parked-up on campus last week, providing an opportunity for staff and students to view and then learn about the different vehicles’ capabilities.
Electric Vehicle Policy: New Zealand in a Comparative Context1 Mar 2016 Professor Barry Barton has teamed up with Dr Peter Schütte from Bremen University to write this new research report. The report analyses the laws and policy measures that can be put in place to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the light vehicle fleet.
Waikato hosts US law students12 Jan 2016 Eight American law
students are studying at the University of Waikato from 5 January to 19
February 2016 as part of a foreign study programme.
A fond farewell to Sue Tappenden18 Dec 2015 Long-serving senior lecturer Sue Tappenden is retiring from Te Piringa – Faculty of Law after 15 years of service. Her final day as a full-time senior lecturer is Friday, 18 December.
Waikato's first international postgraduate law conference26 Nov 2015 The Law, Policy and Justice Organising Committee, consisting of Professor Neil Boister and PhD students Rogena Sterling, Marium Jabyn, Adrienne Paul and Giulia Dondoli, undertook a bold move by changing the annual post-graduate conference to an international event.
Environmental law academics go international 1 Oct 2015 Waikato University senior law academics presented papers at the 13th Annual Congress of the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources Academy of Environmental Law (IUCNAEL) held in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Off to court28 Sep 2015 Two University of Waikato law students have won judge’s clerk positions at the Auckland High Court. One’s a young thespian, the other a former second language teacher, education administrator and mother of one.
Law student triumphs in Dunedin9 Sep 2015 Stephen Taylor has made history by becoming the first Waikato University student to win the Minter Ellison Rudd Watts Witness Examination Competition at the annual New Zealand Law Students Association (NZLSA) conference in Dunedin.
Te Piringa - Māori Moots Winner 201519 Aug 2015 Impressed by the ‘outstanding presentation, and a logical and well-structured persuasive argument”, Aperahama Hurihanganui (LLB/BA) was announced the overall winner, best mooter and top mooter in Te reo Māori at the finals of Te Piringa Māori Moots, held 13 August 2015 at the Maori Land Court.
Sadeq Bigdeli: What next for Iran?11 Aug 2015 Waikato University international law specialist Dr Sadeq Bigdeli says he's pleased the economic sanctions that Iran's endured for 12 years are going to be lifted, but is quick to point out that "this isn't the end of the story".
Law competitions July update30 Jul 2015 It's been a busy year so far for our competitions students and Te Piringa's Cheryl Green, Director of Clinical Legal Education and Competitions.
Law student wins first prize in Red Cross Essay Competition14 Jul 2015 University of Waikato student Shaymaa Arif won first prize in a national essay competition run by the New Zealand Red Cross/ International Committee of the Red Cross. The subject was dedicated to measures available to prevent disappearances during armed conflict and to provide families with information about the fate of missing persons.
Cyber theft cases will soon be in Kiwi courts: specialist8 Jul 2015 Home from a "whirlwind" trip to New York to attend the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), Kimberley Kilgour says she's heartened by the strides being made towards gender equality, but there's still a long way to go.
Cyber law specialist new law dean1 Jul 2015 The University of Waikato has a new dean of law. He's Associate Professor Wayne Rumbles, a cyber-law specialist who has had a long association with the university and Law Faculty, studying and working on campus before becoming a law lecturer in criminal law and information technology (IT) papers.
Home from the UN and plenty to think about12 May 2015 Home from a "whirlwind" trip to New York to attend the United Nations' Commission on the Status of Women (CSW59), Kimberley Kilgour says she's heartened by the strides being made towards gender equality, but there's still a long way to go.
Alexander von Humboldt Foundation awards Prof Neil Boister5 Apr 2015 Professor Neil Boister receiving the certificate for the award of the Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Prize from the President of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Professor Dr Helmut Schwarz, at the annual Alexander von Humboldt Research Awards Winners Symposium held in Bamberg, Germany, on 28 March 2015.
Margaret Wilson: Fault lines in our human rights reputation2 Apr 2015 For a nation that prides itself on its human rights record, New Zealand is coming up short. A report released today says serious fault lines are developing and that the country's reputation as a global human rights leader is at risk.
Family lawyers drive new films1 Apr 2015 Recent changes to the Family Court have prompted two family lawyers to make a film that will assist families going to court.
New book on transnational law21 Nov 2014 Transnational criminal Law expert Professor Neil Boister from Te Piringa Faculty of Law has teamed up with Professor Robert Currie of the University of Dalhousie’s Schulich School of Law to edit a collection of essays entitled the Routledge Handbook of Transnational Criminal law (Routledge: Abingdon, 2014).
2015 LLM Scholarship open 'till 26 Nov19 Nov 2014 Thinking of enrolling in an LLM for next year? The application deadline for the Faculty of Law LLM Scholarship has been extended to Wednesday 26 November.
Double LLM: Waikato + Arizona19 Nov 2014 Interested in holding TWO LLMs from internationally highly regarded Faculties of Law in significantly less time and in two different countries? If you hold an LLB degree and you have been admitted to our LLM – you could be on your way.
Law's senior lecturer writing and presenting15 Sep 2014 New Te Piringa - Faculty of Law Senior Lecturer Dr Alberto Alvarez-Jimenez has recently been published in the Journal of International Economic Law. It’s a prestigious peer-reviewed publication, and his article is entitled “The Great Recession and the New Frontiers of International Investment Law: The Economics of Early Warning Models and the Law of Necessity”.
From Raglan to the world1 May 2014 A new book by international experts on developments in the area of underground energy law had its genesis in Raglan.
Award for research into transnational crime27 Feb 2014 A chance meeting on Robben Island, outside the prison where Nelson Mandela was held for 27 years, has led to a profitable and rewarding collaboration for Waikato law professor Neil Boister.
CCS law in New Zealand12 Dec 2013 My team at New Zealand's University of Waikato's Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law recently produced a report, Carbon Capture and Storage: Designing the Legal and Regulatory Regime for New Zealand. The study, authored by Kimberley Jordan, Greg Severinsen and I, was carried out under contract to the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment. It included comparative analysis from Australia (Bob Pritchard), Canada (Nigel Bankes) and Norway (Hans Christian Bugge), and we were helped by an advisory committee that represented the NZCCS Partnership among others. The report builds on scientific work done in New Zealand to identify possible sources of carbon dioxide (CO2) and suitable geological formations for injection and storage.
Nationwide Māori Governance Survey launched18 Oct 2013 Te Mata Hautū Taketake - the Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre will conduct a
nationwide research study aimed at better assessing the governance capacities and training
needs of Māori entities across Aotearoa – New Zealand. This research study will be led by
Dr Robert Joseph with Dr Torivio Fodder as associate investigator and Renee Rewi as
Geneva internship for Waikato law student14 Oct 2013 Having completed a BA/LLB conjoint degree at the University of Waikato and nearing the end of an LLM, Gregory Thomas applied for a three month human rights internship position at Te Atawhai Nation in Geneva, Switzerland. His application was successful and he is due to begin in November this year.
New initiative between Disputes Tribunal and Te Piringa19 Oct 2012 A new initiative involving the Disputes Tribunal and Te Piringa - Faculty of Law, was announced earlier this month when Anne Darroch, Principal Disputes Referee and Charles Gower from the Ministry of Justice Disputes Tribunal visited the University. They spoke to law staff and students before Anne Darroch and Dean Professor Brad Morse signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
Outstanding performances at NZLSA Conference4 Sep 2011 During the mid-semester break, around 100 of New Zealand’s best and brightest law students will be
descending upon The University of Waikato for a challenging week of competitions and networking.
NZLSA Conference Week in on its way to Waikato16 Aug 2011 During the mid-semester break, around 100 of New Zealand’s best and brightest law students will be
descending upon The University of Waikato for a challenging week of competitions and networking.
Te Hunga Roia Hui a Tau 201127 Jul 2011 Te Piringa Faculty of Law hosted and sponsored the Te Hunga Roia Hui a Tau 2011 (Māori Law Society Annual Conference) from 30 June to 2 July as part of our 20th Year anniversary. As opening plenary speaker Linda Te Aho spoke about the founding principles of the Faculty and the establishment of the two new research centres: The Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre and the Centre for Environmental, Resources and Energy Law.
Waikato students negotiate successfully on world stage12 Jul 2011 Waikato law students Ben Gilbert and Andrew Cameron attended the International
Negotiation Competition in Copenhagen and returned home winners. The pair
represented New Zealand in the international event after winning the national negotiation
championships in Dunedin last year.
Career change keeps law in family11 Jun 2011 They say the family who plays together stays together, and Tauranga's Nabney-Weaver family can attest that the same is true for the family who works together.
Law student wins first prize10 Jun 2011 Te Piringa - Faculty of Law is pleased to congratulate one of its own, Rohan Wanigasekera, for his outstanding achievement as winner of the Environmental Defence Society (EDS) University Essay Competition for 2011.
Waikato Law Review Restructuring6 May 2011 The Law Review is an annual publication put out by the University of Waikato Faculty of Law and
features a range of articles from legal academics, practitioners and emerging academic authors and
reflects Te Piringa's founding goals of examining the law in context, professionalism and promotion of
Faculty welcomes NZLF Visiting Scholar Ben Boer21 Mar 2011 Te Piringa - Faculty of Law is delighted and honoured to welcome Emeritus Professor in Environmental Law Ben Boer from the University of Sydney. Professor Boer is the 2011 New Zealand Law Foundation's Distinguished Visiting Fellow.
Waikato strengthens its Canada links29 Oct 2010 The first step on Waikato University's path to establish New Zealand's first Centre of Canadian Studies has begun with a large donation of books facilitated by the Canadian Government.
Acquiring a taste for law20 Aug 2010 Secondary students interested in studying law at university can get a taste of courtroom action when they participate in Waikato University’s Secondary Schools’ Mooting Competition.
No bar to secondary school mother's ambition18 Aug 2010 When Danielle Caudwell fell pregnant as a teenager she was told her by friends her "life was over".
She found out she was expecting her son Cameron at age 17 while in her final year at secondary school.
However, after years of being a single mum, juggling fulltime work and commuting to studies at Waikato University, Ms Caudwell was recently admitted to the bar in the High Court at Rotorua.
PhD Scholarships - Fisheries, Energy, Coastal18 Aug 2010 The University of Waikato and the University of Bremen are seeking top-quality doctoral students to undertake projects that will be part of the International Graduate School, INTERCOAST.
DEBSOC - Putting Waikato on the map!19 Jul 2010 During the mid-year break, four Law students from the University of Waikato (Chamanthie Sinhalage, Cameron Harper, Channy Mao and Prineshan Moodley) travelled to Auckland to compete in the prestigious Australasian Intervarsity Debating Championship.
Faculty of Law celebrates 20 years14 Jul 2010 The University of Waikato welcomed Professor Bradford Morse on to campus at the Te Kohina Marama Marae in September 2009 where he takes up his position as Dean at the School of Law. Professor Morse is from the University of Ottawa and his area of interest is indigenous issues.
Te Huarahi Rangahau - The Journey of Research17 Jun 2010 Twelve Waikato University students will be spending their semester break in Canada. The six management and six law students are all Maori postgraduate or senior undergraduate students who will be carrying out comparative research on management and law in New Zealand and Canada and the impact on the two countries' indigenous cultures.
Waikato University hosts debating contest21 May 2010 One hundred Aucklanders and Wellingtonians descended on the University of Waikato in mid-May for the annual McLeod Thropy North Island novice debating tournament.
Off to court13 May 2010 Former policeman, rugby player and bar owner Greg Burt is changing career again. He recently found out that he's got a position as a judge's clerk at the Supreme Court and will be heading to Wellington to begin the job when he finishes his Waikato law degree (with honours) at the end of the year.
Top Scholarships to study volcanoes and efficiency in law19 Apr 2010 Two University of Waikato students are among the four winners of the prestigious William Georgetti Scholarships, awarded each year for post-graduate study in a field that will benefit the social, cultural and economic development of New Zealand.
Battling for New Zealand16 Apr 2010 National table tennis player Sarah Her-Lee has just struck lucky. The Waikato law and politics graduate has secured a sponsor, Auckland based Equity Law, to help her get to the World Table Tennis Championships in Russia next month. They have also offered her a job once her table tennis commitments are over.
Honorary doctorate for human rights advocate14 Apr 2010 An international advocate for human rights and former New Zealand Human Rights Commissioner is to receive the University of Waikato’s highest honour. Professor Margaret Bedggood QSO will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate at the University’s graduation ceremony on Thursday May 6.
The busyness of the long distance swimmer8 Apr 2010 Andrew Pullon is in the pool by 5am every weekday, attends university lectures and then goes swimming again in the evening. On top of his 18 plus hours in the pool each week, he does land-based training and competes in many and various competitions.
Aiming High24 Feb 2010 Sarah Fuhrer aims high – she intends graduating with degrees in law and psychology and is training with the goal of representing New Zealand at the Paralympics in 2012 and beyond.
Teach a man to fish7 Jan 2010 For 52-year-old father of two and fishing enthusiast Andrew Cameron, returning to study two years ago was a matter of demonstrating good example
Health Law and Ethics Professor to visit28 Nov 2009 Associate Professor Kate Diesfeld JD, is the Director of the National Centre for Health Law and Ethics at AUT University and she will be spending her sabbatical at the Waikato School of Law from 2 February 2010 to 31 May 2010.
Attorney to the stars25 Nov 2009 A man who knows and understands how the law works in Hollywood is coming to Hamilton to teach for a couple of weeks.
Good things - like PhDs - take time23 Oct 2009 It's been a long time between degrees for law student Nigel Christie. The Wellington-based student graduated with his Bachelor of Laws back in 1994 and this month he graduates with his PhD from the University of Waikato. His thesis looks at access to marriage for same sex couples.
Law student wins energy scholarship22 Oct 2009 Waikato University science and law student Catherine Kubs has won an Energy Law Association scholarship to attend a leading conference in Sydney on energy and natural resource law.
Successful negotiators14 Oct 2009 A Waikato University law team has come runner up in the New Zealand negotiation competition.
Law professor on Energy Cultures Project1 Oct 2009 Waikato University law professor Barry Barton has won funding to research energy law as part of the Energy Cultures Project. The $1,050,000 project will investigate how society can adapt rapidly to achieve a low-energy, low-carbon future.
Environmental Law Prize Awarded1 Oct 2009 Full-time lawyer and part-time student Nikki Edwards has won Waikato University's annual environmental law prize, awarded by national law firm Simpson Grierson.
Masters scholarship for Willow-Jean Prime1 Oct 2009 Willow-Jean Prime confidently walks in Maori and Pakeha worlds. She's fluent in Te Reo, she's a qualified lawyer, an advocate for her people and now she's studying for her Masters in Law. This year Willow-Jean was awarded Waikato University Law School's Haggie Scholarship - worth $5,000 and given annually to the most deserving all round Maori student studying for their Masters in Law.
No getting away from the law for the Clews1 Oct 2009 There's no getting away from the law in the Clews household. Kit Clews has his own practice where Jenny is a legal executive and in her first year of a law degree at Waikato, while their daughter Laura is a second year law student.
Done the degrees, now what about the Olympics?1 Oct 2009 Law and horses - two good reasons to come to the Waikato. Tom Lane is graduating from Waikato University next week with a double law and arts degree. He's wanted to be a lawyer for as long as he can remember, and since he started riding horses at eight he's wanted to make the New Zealand eventing team at an Olympic Games.
Lawful ways to clean up lakes1 Oct 2009 Lake pollution is a world-wide worry and scientists, environmentalists, economists, accountants and lawyers are all researching possible solutions. Arturo Fonseca, an environmental lawyer from Mexico has come to Waikato University to study the legal characteristics of successful market-based regulations such as nutrient trading schemes, to prevent what’s known as eutrophication of lakes.
New Dean welcomed20 Sep 2009 The University of Waikato welcomed Professor Bradford Morse on to campus at the Te Kohina Marama Marae in September 2009 where he takes up his position as Dean at the School of Law. Professor Morse is from the University of Ottawa and his area of interest is indigenous issues.
Hillary Medal awarded15 Aug 2009 Congratulations to Tom Lane, receiving his medal from Acting Dean, Professor Al Gillespie at an award presentation in Auckland in August 2009, after completing his conjoint degree, Bachelor of Social Science and Bachelor of Laws (BSocSc/LLB(Hons)) this year.
Professor Peter Spiller appointed District Court Judge8 Aug 2009 Waikato academic Professor Peter Spiller, who holds six degrees and two doctorates, can now add district court judge to his impressive CV. Judge Spiller was previously Professor of Law at Waikato University and has written extensively on legal history and legal biography.
Labour Law in the spotlight6 Aug 2009 Former labour minister and Attorney General Margaret Wilson will be presenting a paper at the International Society for Labour Social Security Law World Congress taking place in Australia next month.
Two Law doctoral scholarships14 Jun 2009 Waikato is working with the University of Bremen on a major research project, Intercoast, bringing a range of disciplines to bear on coastal and marine studies. Thirteen PhD scholarships are now being advertised by Bremen. Two of the scholarships are in law.
United Nations internship for Waikato student2 Apr 2009 Former Prime Minister Helen Clark is not the only one going to a UN posting in New York. Waikato University student Akanisi Nabalarua has been awarded an internship at the United Nations to work in the Rule of Law Unit.