Alumni achievements 2013

Terence Arnold BA 1968, LLB(Hons) 1970, LLM 1972 was appointed to the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

Claudia Batten BCA 1996, LLB(Hons) 1998 received a Distinguished Alumni Award for her achievements in marketing and information technology.

Brendan Brown LLB(Hons) 1976 was appointed to the High Court.

John Bergsen LLB 1988 was appointed an acting District Court Judge with general and jury warrants for a period of two years.

David Gendall LLB (Hons) 1973 was appointed to the High Court in Christchurch.

Amelia Keene LLB (Hons) 2010 is understood to be the first New Zealander to earn a traineeship at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Amelia graduated in May this year from Columbia Law School with an LLM and as a Kent Scholar.

Mark O’Regan LLB (Hons) 1975, LLM (1980) President of the Court of Appeal was knighted in the New Year’s Honours.

Mark Perkins LLM 1984 was appointed a permanent judge of the Employment Court.

Kevin Riordan BA 1980, LLB 1983 was appointed Deputy Judge Advocate General of the Armed Forces.

Conrad Smith LLB(Hons) 2004 received a Distinguished Alumni Award for his sports leadership.

James G Stewart BA LLB (Hons) 2000 who is on the Faculty at the University of British Columbia, got his SJD from Columbia.

Georgina te Heuheu BA 1966, LLB 1972, the country’s first female Māori Law graduate, received a Distinguished Alumni Award for her achievements in politics.

Sally Varnham LLB 1972; LLM 1998 has been promoted to Professor at the University of Technology Sydney.

Kate Yesberg BA, LLB (Hons) received a Fulbright Award to do a Master of Laws degree in Environmental and International Law, specialising in regional environmental governance and regulation of extractive industries, at New York University.