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  • An aerial view of Wellington Harbour.

    Is New Zealand’s COVID-19 lockdown lawful?

    Our Faculty of Law academics have debated the legality of the COVID-19 restrictions, but have explained why it was right for Parliament to pass the COVID-19 Public Health Response Act 2020 to patch what was an inadequate Health Act.

  • A profile image of Professor Graeme Austin.

    In conversation with Professor Graeme Austin

    Professor Graeme Austin was recently profiled by the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand in its magazine for IP legal practitioners. The interview was conducted at the end of last year.  As Graeme said, “that feels like a lifetime ago!”

  • Professor Petra Butler judges the Vis Moot Competition via Zoom.

    Professor Petra Butler judges online Willem C Vis Mooting Competition

    Professor Petra Butler from the Faculty of Law has been involved in the Willem C Vis mooting competition for the last 17 years as a coach, an arbitrator, and by helping to write the problem. However, this year’s moot will stick in her memory for one specific reason—it had to move completely online. She was a judge in the finals this year and ended up doing it from lockdown in her Wellington home.

  • Two University appointments to Waitangi Tribunal

    A Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington professor newly appointed to the Waitangi Tribunal sees the appointment as an "act of trust in the value of academic research".