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From the archive: Krinock Lecture 2016: US Ambassador to New Zealand Mark Gilbert


Public Lecture: Chemical Weapons and Other Atrocities: Contrasting Responses to the Syrian Crisis 12 Jul 2018
2018 NZLF DVF Professor Tim McCormack will review the responses of the international community to the many atrocities committed in Syria during 8 years of the civil conflict

Staff and Student Seminar: Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Are We Asking Too Much of the International Criminal Court? 5 Jun 2018
Every decision the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor takes is contested - too soft or too hard on States; politically motivated or naïve about the political implications of her decisions; favoring the powerful States or not taking their interests seriously enough. Join Professor Tim McCormack for a special seminar for Faculty of Law staff and Students that delves into these issues and more.

Student Seminar: The Law Society’s role in the prevention of bullying and harassment in the legal profession 11 Jul 2018
President of New Zealand Law Society Kathryn Beck will give a talk on the Law Society role in the prevention of bullying and harassment in the legal profession.

Public Lecture: A special panel discussion examining the impact of Public International Law on New Zealand 11 Jul 2018
Join Te Piringa - Faculty Of Law for a free public lecture and panel discussion that examines the Impact of Public International Law on New Zealand in a changing world. Guest lecturers Dr Michael Hahn and Professor Duncan French topics include "The Impact of Brexit" to "Sustainable Development Goals for Sovereignty".

CEREL EVENT 2018: Poland in its Neighbourhood: Climate Change and Energy Policy in Changing Times 16 May 2018
Recently students from the Te Piringa - Faculty of Law had the opportunity to hear Dr Maciej M. Sokołowski speak around climate change and energy policy in the EU.

Waikato student presents at World Water Justice Moot 23 Apr 2018
University of Waikato student Tāwhiao McMaster travelled to Brazil last month to participate in the first World Water Justice Moot Court before the International Court of Justice.

Teaching Law in Context: Is it still relevant? 8 Mar 2018
Professor Margaret Wilson will give a talk dedicated to teaching and researching law in its social context.

Indigenous courts of the future 13 Dec 2017
Indigenous Courts, Self-Determination and Criminal Justice

2017 Norris Ward McKinnon Postgraduate Scholarship winners announced 29 Nov 2017
Te Piringa – Faculty of Law is delighted to announce Juliet Chevalier-Watts and Dee Holmes as recipients of the 2017 Norris Ward McKinnon Postgraduate Scholarship.

Shangdong University of Technology Visit 23 Nov 2017
A group of eleven students and two teaching staff from Shangdong University of Technology (SDUT) visited the University of Waikato last week for an intensive course in Common Law.

The Future of the Adversarial Process - evolution or death? 5 Oct 2017
This lecture will explore the pros and cons of the adversarial process, as encountered by three of its Judges.

Questioning the pros and cons of the adversarial process 5 Oct 2017
Exploring the pros and cons of the adversarial process with real life examples from the panel of prominent judges, the annual Norris Ward McKinnon lecture has proven to be a huge success.

CEREL Student Event: Power of the Paris Agreement 13 Sep 2017
The accord is a hopeful start to addressing climate change. But it is far more than simply a mechanism for cutting carbon.

CEREL Public Event: Reinventing Paradise 13 Sep 2017
The Resource Management Act was a great breakthrough 26 years ago. It gave us a legal and regulatory framework for attempting to balance economic development against our impact on the environment.

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Past Events

CEREL Seminar Series 16 May 2018