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New initiative between Disputes Tribunal and Te Piringa 19 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).

MIGC-survey.pdf 1 Jan 1970

Winning Māori mooter 20 Sep 2012
Waikato law student, Haimona Te Nahu has won this year's National Kaupapa Māori Moot Competition.

Tauranga wins Secondary Schools' Mooting Competition 28 Jun 2012
On Wednesday 27 June Te Piringa – Faculty of Law held the Finals of the Secondary Schools’ Mooting Competition which was held at the High Court in Hamilton.

Faculty welcomes NZLF Visiting Fellow Andrew Ashworth 1 Feb 2012
Te Piringa - Faculty of Law is delighted and honoured to welcome Professor Andrew Ashworth, from the University of Oxford, as the 2012 New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow.

Outstanding performances at NZLSA Conference 4 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 Waikato 16 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 2011 27 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 stage 12 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 family 11 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 prize 10 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 Restructuring 6 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 biculturalism.

Faculty welcomes NZLF Visiting Scholar Ben Boer 21 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 links 29 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.

Waikato grad wins Tauranga award 10 Oct 2010
A Tauranga solicitor and University of Waikato graduate has won a young professionals award in the Bay of Plenty.

Europe-focused internship for Waikato law student 14 Sep 2010
University of Waikato law student Maria Collett-Bevan has won a summer internship at the New Zealand Europe Business Council (NZEBC).

Waikato law students prove top negotiators 13 Sep 2010
Two Waikato University law students are to represent New Zealand at the World Negotiation Championships in Copenhagen next year.

Acquiring a taste for law 20 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.

PhD Scholarships - Fisheries, Energy, Coastal 18 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.

No bar to secondary school mother's ambition 18 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.

Samoa says Waikato good place to study 6 Aug 2010
Samoa recently welcomed delegates from the University of Waikato who visited to showcase the opportunities for Samoans to study in Hamilton.

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 years 14 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 Research 17 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 contest 21 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 court 13 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.

Former High Court judge made honorary professor 7 May 2010
Justice David Baragwanath has been appointed Honorary Professor at the University of Waikato's Te Piringa - Faculty of Law.

New name for Faculty 4 May 2010
The University of Waikato's Law School is now known as Te Piringa – Faculty of Law.

Margaret Wilson named as first NZ-UK Link Visiting Professor to the UK 22 Apr 2010
Professor Margaret Wilson DCNZM, Professor of Law and Public Policy at the University of Waikato and former parliamentary speaker, has been awarded the inaugural Link Visiting Professorship to the UK.

Top Scholarships to study volcanoes and efficiency in law 19 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 Zealand 16 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 advocate 14 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 swimmer 8 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 High 24 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.

School welcomes Fulbright US Senior Scholar 8 Jan 2010
In A semester the School of Law welcomes Dr Howard S Schiffman, the 2010 Fulbright US Senior Scholar to New Zealand.

Teach a man to fish 7 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 visit 28 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 stars 25 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 time 23 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 scholarship 22 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 negotiators 14 Oct 2009
A Waikato University law team has come runner up in the New Zealand negotiation competition.

Lawful ways to clean up lakes 1 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.

Environmental Law Prize Awarded 1 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.

No getting away from the law for the Clews 1 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.

Law professor on Energy Cultures Project 1 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.

Masters scholarship for Willow-Jean Prime 1 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.

Simpson Grierson Law Scholarship awarded 1 Oct 2009
Congratulations to Julia Steenson on being awarded the annual Simpson Grierson Law Scholarship for 2010-11.

Waikato Law student lands job at Court of Appeal 1 Oct 2009
Law student Jeremy Upson will finish his degree at the end of the year and take up a job in the Court of Appeal in Wellington.

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.

New Dean welcomed 20 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.

Beginning a great career 18 Aug 2009
A local girl has no objection to coming back to Whangarei to launch her legal career. Read on stuff.co.nz

Hillary Medal awarded 15 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 Judge 8 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 spotlight 6 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 scholarships 14 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.

NZ Herald: MP realises law-degree dream after 30 years 30 Apr 2009
In 1979, a young Tim Macindoe began studying law... Read

United Nations internship for Waikato student 2 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.

Study seeks balance in managing release of sex offenders 15 Dec 2008
The key to managing the return of former sex offenders to the community is to focus on risk assessment, monitoring and helping them to reintegrate, according to University of Waikato researcher Jingchun Cao.

Founding Law Dean returns to Waikato 24 Sep 2008
The former Speaker of the House, Margaret Wilson, has returned to the University of Waikato as Professor of Law and Public Policy.

Past Events

Mayor Julie Hardaker: Alumni Career Experience 31 Jul 2014

UNDRIP Symposium 24 Jul 2014

CEREL Student Event - The Offshore Environment: Recent Developments 23 Jul 2014

Public Lecture by Cape York Institute for Policy & Leadership: Progress towards constitutional recognition of Indigenous peoples in Australia 12 Jun 2014

Public Lecture by Dr David MacDonald: "Where are Canada's History Wars?" 26 May 2014

Public lecture by Myra Tait, University of Manitoba 7 May 2014

Public lecture by Assoc Prof Kiera Ladner, University of Manitoba 6 May 2014

Public Lecture by Shaun Fluker 10 Apr 2014

CEREL Student Event - Defending the Environment 2 Apr 2014

Public lecture by Chris Turner "From Territorial Ambiguity to Jurisdictional Clarity: Overlapping Territorial Claims and the BC Treaty Process, Canada" 4 Mar 2014

Launch of Carbon Capture & Storage report 5 Dec 2013

Harkness Henry Lecture by The Honourable Justice Joseph Williams 7 Nov 2013

Book launch: Te Mātāpunenga 7 Nov 2013

Public Lecture by Dr David MacDonald: "The Question of Genocide in Canada’s Indian Residential Schools: Prospects for Truth and Reconciliation" 7 Oct 2013

Public Lecture by Prof Al Gillespie: Syria in the Firing Line 11 Sep 2013

Seminar by Dr Tory Fodder: "A New Zealand Export: Reconciliatory Justice and Federal Indian Law" 4 Sep 2013

Public lectures by Dr Ken Coates 22 Aug 2013

Seminar by Dr Damien Rogers: "The Dotcom Debacle and the Urgent Need for Intelligence Reform" 9 Aug 2013

Presentation by John Bercow, Speaker of the House of Commons, UK 8 Aug 2013

CEREL Student Event: Carbon Capture and Storage: Challenging Environmental, Energy and Climate Change Questions 7 Aug 2013

Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Prof Neil Boister - What's going on with Kim Dotcom? 23 Jul 2013

2013 IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium 24 Jun 2013

Public Lecture by Asst. Prof Brenda Gunn: Implementing the UN Declaration: Updates from Canada 9 May 2013

Public Lecture by Prof Michael Dworkin: Our Energy Trilemma: Cost, Reliability, Environmental Impacts and Three Major Decisions We Had to Make 8 Apr 2013

Public Lecture by Prof Ursula Kilkelly: Advancing the Constitutional Rights of Children: The Irish Story 3 Apr 2013

Public Lecture by Judge Kirk S Samelson: Water Law in the US: Use, Pollution and Government Regulation 26 Mar 2013

Public Lecture by Lord Phillips of Worth: The Impact of the Human Rights Act on Domestic Courts 18 Mar 2013

Public Lecture by Prof Norman Zlotkin: Land Claims at the community level: The Canadian Experience 12 Mar 2013

Public Lecture by Prof Norman Zlotkin: Customary Indigenous Adoption in Canada: Emerging Issues 27 Feb 2013

The Krinock Lecture by Justice Hammond: Law Making in NZ and the USA 31 Jan 2013

Mayor Julie Hardaker to speak on The Challenges of being a lawyer and City Mayor 23 Jan 2013

Book launch: Prof Al Gillespie 29 Nov 2012

Public Lecture: Attorney General Chris Finlayson on the Treaty of Waitangi 21 Nov 2012

Launch of Māori and Indigenous Governance Centre 7 Nov 2012

Public Lecture by Prof Sally Wheeler: Independent Directors and Corporate Governance 18 Oct 2012

One day round-table discussion: Corporations, Human Rights and the Environment 17 Oct 2012

Harkness Henry Lecture by Judge Sir David J Carruthers 25 Sep 2012

Lecture by Dr Malia Vellegas: Considering how tribal governance matters in research 21 Sep 2012

Public Lecture by Prof Paul Hunt: Working within the UN Human Rights System: Reflections & Discussion 22 Aug 2012

Public Lecture by Prof Stephen Cornell: Indigenous Development - Governance & Nation Building 1 Aug 2012

Public Lecture by Mai Chen: How the Public Law Toolbox helps problem-solving with Government by business, Maori and citizens 31 Jul 2012

Become a law student for a day 31 Jul 2012

Presentation by Marianne Elliott: Zen Under Fire: lessons on law & life from Afghanistan 15 May 2012

Open Day 11 May 2012

Public Lecture by Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Palmer: International Dispute Settlement - Report from Experience 4 Apr 2012

Lecture by Prof Dominic Roux: Constitutional Freedom of Association and the Supreme Court of Canada 3 Apr 2012

Public Lecture by Prof Lorraine Code 22 Mar 2012

Symposium: Ecological Epistemologies: Moving Beyond the Monocultural Imaginary 21 Mar 2012

Public Lecture by Pr Andrew Ashworth: Guilty of Doing Nothing? Omission, Duties and Crimes 20 Mar 2012

Lecture by Prof Sabine Schlacke: World in Transition: A Social Contract for Sustainability 23 Feb 2012

Public Lecture by Prof Paul Hunt: Health & Human Rights: Opportunities & Challenges 20 Feb 2012

Public Lecture by Associate Professor Joseph Pugliese: Biopolitical Caesura of Citizenship and Hierarchies of Life 1 Dec 2011

Public Lecture by Dr Stefan Sjöström: Why community compulsion became the solution – reforming mental health law in Sweden 22 Nov 2011

Inaugural Professorial Lecture by Professor Bradford Morse 18 Oct 2011

Harkness Henry Lecture 12 Sep 2011

Public Lecture by Judge Arthur Tompkins: Stealing Beauty: Art Crime during War 29 Jul 2011

Public Lecture: Biodiversity, Climate Change & Protected Areas: The need for an integrated approach 10 May 2011

Public Lecture by Justice Hammond: Inquiries: The Fourth Strand in New Zealand Justice 4 May 2011

Faculty of Law 20th Anniversary 20 Apr 2011

Justice in the Round 18 Apr 2011

Public Lecture: Maori political leadership in contemporary contexts 14 Apr 2011

Staff Seminar: The Japanese Whaling Case in the ICJ; problems and prospects 1 Apr 2011

Public Lecture: Indigenous International Law in the Arctic 24 Mar 2011

Public Lecture: The architecture of elections in New Zealand - a Governor-General's perspective 22 Mar 2011

Under the Eye of the Law: Mobile Peoples in the Pacific 3 Dec 2010

Public Lecture: Racial Discrimination: What Racial Discrimination? 1 Dec 2010

Book Launch: No Ordinary Deal: Unmasking the Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement 9 Nov 2010

Public Lecture: Drilling for Oil and Gas in Aotearoa 13 Oct 2010

Public Lecture: Constitutional Realism about the Treaty of Waitangi 1 Oct 2010

Public Lecture: The Horizon beyond Hamilton: Practice in International Commercial Law 22 Sep 2010

Public Lecture: Trevor Garrett 14 Sep 2010

Harkness Henry Lecture 9 Sep 2010

Public Lecture: The Role of Lawyers and Solicitors 8 Sep 2010

Public Lecture: Indigenous Development: Governance & Nation Building 31 Aug 2010

Public Lecture: Investigating miscarriages of justice and quashing wrongful convictions 25 Aug 2010

Public Seminar: UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples 21 Jul 2010

Public Seminar: Foreshore and Seabed 19 Jul 2010

Public Seminar: Someone to Watch (Over) You 15 Jul 2010

Public Seminar: Charities for the Advancement of Indigenous Peoples: Australia and New Zealand compared 24 Jun 2010

Presentations by Justice David Baragwanath 14 May 2010

Public Seminar: Lawyers and Unpopular Clients 7 May 2010

"Respect, respond, resolve": The vision of social justice through the services of Auckland disability law 5 May 2010

Public Seminar: The 'Just Do It' Approach 26 Apr 2010

Public Seminar: The South Pacific Fisheries Regime: Challenges, Problems and Prospects 20 Apr 2010

Public Seminar: Climate Change 23 Mar 2010

Public Lecture: International Service Providers & international safe harbour provisions 17 Mar 2010

Undergraduate Orientation: Invitation for first time law students 23 Feb 2010

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