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CONSTITUTIONAL KORERO CONFERENCE: 21ST -23RD NOVEMBER 2022 (AUCKLAND UNIVERSITY)

The “Constitutional Kōrero” will be a once-in-a decade national wānanga bringing together experts from around the world and within Aotearoa to present arguments and options for constitutional transformation to realise Māori rights in te Tiriti o Waitangi, He Whakaputanga and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.  In doing so, conference  participants will be considering the ways in which New Zealand’s Constitution might be transformed so that it benefits all New Zealanders.

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THE ANNUAL NIN TOMAS LECTURE WITH THE PRESIDENT OF THE LAW COMMISSION, AMOKURA KAWHARU, ON THE TOPIC “ARBITRATION ON THE MARAE”, THURSDAY 22 SEPTEMBER, 5.30 PM AT AUCKLAND LAW SCHOOL

Te Puna Rangahau o te Wai Ariki | The Aotearoa New Zealand Centre for Indigenous Peoples and the Law presents this annual memorial lecture established in honour of Dr Nin Tomas (Te Rarawa and Ngāpuhi) who passed in February 2014. Dr Nin Tomas was the first Māori person to earn a PhD in law and, as an Associate Professor, was the Law Faculty’s most senior Māori academic. Nin was a founding member of Te Tai Haruru (the Law Faculty’s group of Māori legal academics, professional staff and student leaders) and led the Law Faculty for many years in the development of initiatives in support of te ao Māori, Māori law students and Indigenous peoples’ rights globally.


Amokura Kawharu (Ngāti Whātua and Ngāpuhi) is the Tumu Whakarae | President of Te Aka Matua o te Ture |The New Zealand Law Commission and a former Associate Professor at the University of Auckland Faculty of Law. Amokura practised commercial law in Auckland and Sydney and then worked in academia, specialising in commercial and investment arbitration, property law and international economic regulation. She is a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, a Fellow of the Arbitrators’ and Mediators’ Institute of New Zealand, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. Amokura has a BA/LLB(Hons) from Auckland University and an LLM from the University of Cambridge.

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CALL FOR PAPERS: AOTEAROA’S DIGITAL POTENTIAL AND THE FUTURE OF COMMERCIAL LAW IN A DISRUPTIVE WORLD

The Department of Commercial Law is pleased to invite you to participate in a one-day symposium to be held at the University of Auckland Business School on Wednesday 9 November 2022. Themes to be explored at the symposium are: Intellectual Property and Digital Economy, Privacy/Digital Identity and Employment and Taxation in the Globalised Environment.


We welcome papers on the above themes. We also welcome all papers that explore how commercial law should deal with the challenges posed by disruptive technology, e.g., papers on such topics as the latest developments in commercial law and regulatory challenges in law and technology. Cross-disciplinary perspectives are encouraged, in addition to those with a purely legal focus.


Authors are invited to submit abstracts to the address below by 6 October 2022. Abstracts should not exceed 400 words and must be accompanied by an author bio (including the author’s title and affiliation) not exceeding 200 words.


Lunch and tea will be provided, and a networking cocktail function will follow the one-day-long event. Information concerning the function, registration fee, keynote speakers and other details will follow in due course.

Registration fee: TBC

Date: Wednesday, 9 November 2022

Venue: The University of Auckland Business School, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland

Correspondence and abstracts should be addressed to Ms Lynn Buckley: lynn.buckley@auckland.ac.nz

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