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  • Professor Bill Atkin

    Conscious uncoupling

    Relationship breakdowns can be the most trying times in people’s lives, so it’s vital that the laws concerning what happens to property and trusts in these situations are clear, comprehensive and equitable.

  • Associate Professor Mamari Stephens

    The surprising history of welfare law

    Associate Professor Māmari Stephens (Te Rarawa and Ngāti pākehā), author of the new book Social Security and Welfare Law in Aotearoa New Zealand, has been teaching welfare law since joining Victoria University of Wellington in 2006. Each year she starts by asking her class what they do when they are walking down the street and see somebody asking for money.

  • Justice Sheilah Martin

    Making equality work—the Canadian experience

    The Honourable Sheilah Martin from the Supreme Court of Canada visited Victoria University of Wellington’s Law School in December 2018 to deliver the annual Robin Cooke Lecture.

  • Professor Martti Koskenniemi

    International law and the origins of power

    “My historical work has always been influenced by my interest in law as an instrument of power,” the Finnish legal scholar Professor Martti Koskenniemi told an audience at Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Law in May.

  • Associate Professor Nessa Lynch

    Facing up to the challenges of technology

    From unlocking phones, to tagging photos on Facebook, to using smart gates at border checks—automated facial recognition technology (FRT) is making our lives more streamlined and seamless.