Academic strives to close justice gap26 Oct 2016 A Waikato University law academic’s proposal to establish an online court and further increase the monetary threshold of disputes tribunals could enable more Kiwis who are unable to afford legal representation to secure access to justice.
Ten law students off to Asia15 Oct 2016 Ten University of Waikato law students have won more than $100,000 in Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) to study in Vietnam.
Legal community wrestles with diversity10 Oct 2016 New Zealand still has a lot to do to achieve gender, ethnicity and cultural diversity representation in the legal profession, according to New Zealand Law Society executive director Christine Grice.
Professor Barry Barton flies to Nigeria5 Aug 2016 Waikato Law Professor Barry Barton talks to senior government representatives and energy industry players about new, fairer ways for profit distribution.
Law student heads to Vietnam31 Jul 2016 University of Waikato law student and talented rugby player, Mungo Mason has just arrived in Hanoi for a five-day leadership symposium on social change.
Electric vehicles 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.
Law Student wins doctoral scholarship1 Apr 2016 Adrienne Paul is the recipient of the Waikato University Doctoral Scholarship and she's now undertaking her PhD in Māori legal issues related to the MV Rena disaster.
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 a research report which analyses the laws and policy measures that can be put in place to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the light vehicle fleet.
Lifting our climate change game - Professor Barry Barton23 Feb 2016 A new report sets out a blueprint for shifting to a low-carbon economy through improvements in energy, transport, building, agriculture, industry and land use. Law Professor Barry Barton was one of the report's authors.
Waikato hosts US law students1 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).
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.