2020 news

  • Law during lockdown

    When COVID-19 extended its malevolent grip across New Zealand in March, it threw a lot of plans into chaos.

  • Sir Joe builds a bridge at inspiring Robin Cooke Lecture

    The Honourable Justice Sir Joe Williams delivered an inspirational 2019 Robin Cooke Lecture to not one, but two packed Old Government Buildings lecture theatres at the Faculty of Law on Wednesday 4 December.

  • The Honourable Luamanuvao Dame Winnie Laban, Assistant Vice-Chancellor (Pasifika)
 (left), with Ella Risati.

    Extending diversity

    Imagine how it feels when you are put out of your comfort zone and having to create a sense of whānau in your new study environment when just a small group of people identify as Māori or Pasifika amongst close to 1,000 first-year law students? Most Māori or Pasifika students come from tight-knit communities—in contrast to Wellington, a starkly different environment.

  • Forty years the charm

    Professor John Prebble QC is now Emeritus Professor, after 40 years dedicated to the staff and students of Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington.