2019 news

  • 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.

  • A profile image of 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.

  • Fionna Aitchison Reid

    Building a career in construction law

    A single-minded vision to specialise in construction law has seen a Victoria University of Wellington graduate rise through the ranks to become an advocate for women working in construction, and her expertise has been recognised by an Australian state government.

  • Aaron Booker

    Learning different frameworks

    A love of Wellington and a desire to develop his career opportunities led Aaron Booker to Victoria University of Wellington’s Master of International Trade.

  • Irene McGlone at the Environmetal Defence Society conference

    Environmental essay prize for final-year student

    Final-year Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts student Irenë McGlone recently travelled to Auckland to attend the Environmental Defence Society’s (EDS) annual conference, which she was invited to attend after winning their essay competition for university students.

  • Kenyan children with a solar panel supplied as part of Karl Upston-Hooper's work

    Renewables revolution in Africa

    Alumnus Karl Upston-Hooper, General Counsel at Camco Clean Energy, writes about the importance of renewal energy and his experience working to grow the industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.