Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Each year the New Zealand Law Foundation invites a distinguished international scholar to give a lecture at all six New Zealand law schools.

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Each year the New Zealand Law Foundation invites a distinguished international scholar to be hosted by one of New Zealand’s six law schools. During their stay, the Fellow also visits the other five law schools, giving a public lecture at each. This award enables the sharing of legal knowledge for the benefit of both the legal profession and law students in New Zealand.

  • 2019: The Rt Hon Lord Thomas of Cwmgiedd PC "The digital revolution, the rule of law and the relevance of the judiciary to society" video
  • 2018: Professor Tim McCormack "Chemical Weapons and Other Atrocities: Contrasting Responses to the Syrian Crysis" video
  • 2017: Professor Stephen Smith "Private Law Remedies: Foundations, Scope, and Structure"
  • 2016: Professor Graham Virgo "Justifying the law of restitution: A case study in the nature of judging"
  • 2014: Professor Jane C Ginsburg "From Hypatia to Victor Hugo to Larry & Sergey: 'All the world’s knowledge' and Universal Authors' Rights"
  • 2013: Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers "The Supreme Court"
  • 2012: Professor Andrew Ashworth "Negotiating the Fundamental Right to Personal Liberty: Four Problem Cases"
  • 2011: Emeritus Professor Ben Boer "International Human Rights Norms and Environmental Law"
  • 2010: Professor Graham J Zellick "The investigation of possible miscarriages of justice and the quashing of wrongful convictions"
  • 2009: Dame Hazel Genn "Civil justice reform and the role of ADR"
  • 2008: Professor Martin Krygier "Misconceiving the Rule of Law: why those who have it find it hard to understand and those who need it find it hard to get"