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  • A group photo of the reunion attendees on the stairs of the Law School.

    The Class of 1985–1989

    Following the great success of our inaugural alumni reunion in 2018, in September this year we hosted a reunion with alumni from the class of 1985–1989, in an evening get-together at the Old Government Buildings.

  • Indiana Shewen in graduation attire.

    Graduation address: Indiana Shewen, Class of 2019

    Traditionally, each Victoria University of Wellington graduation ceremony features an address by one of our newest graduates, who speaks on behalf of their peers. This honour is awarded to someone who, during their time at the University, has exemplified the qualities we seek to instil in all our graduates. This May, the address was given by Indiana Shewen (Te Atiawa and Ngāti Mutunga), who graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Māori Resource Management.

  • 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.

  • A profile image of 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.