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Conference Announcement: New Zealand Administrative Law Conference

NZ_flag_PhotoI write with some news from the far ends of the empire – calling all readers with an interest in New Zealand and administrative law.  NZ law in this area still tends to be closer to the English than that of most other commonwealth jurisdictions – but obviously there are significant local variations, for a variety of reasons (eg the increasingly different constitutional, political and social setting, and dare I say also the different judicial personalities).  We also have some fine administrative law scholars, but their attention often gets captured by developments in other jurisdictions.

In an attempt to help redress the dearth of academic commentary on NZ case law and other developments in this area, the Legal Research Foundation is hosting a conference specifically devoted to NZ Administrative Law on 30 January 2015 in Auckland.  The programme for the day is as follows, involving speakers from most NZ universities and two who are currently based in Australia:

 

“What is new about neo-liberalism? Reframing the debate about the use of contractual techniques of governance”

Professor Janet McLean, University of Auckland

 

“The unlamented victim – Administrative Law in times of crisis”

Dr John Hopkins, University of Canterbury

 

“The convergence of the Court’s roles in appeal and judicial review”

Marcelo B Rodriguez Ferrere, University of Otago

 

“Non-justiciability in New Zealand: Does it, and should it, have a continuing role?”

Dr Rayner Thwaites, University of Sydney

 

“The Ireland Principle for Multiple Purpose Cases: An Exploration and Defence”

Hanna Wilberg, University of Auckland

 

“Grounds, Intensity and Instinct in New Zealand Administrative Law”

Dean R Knight, Victoria University of Wellington

 

“Human Rights Law as Administrative Law: The Evolution of the Baigent Remedy”

Dr Jason Varuhas, University of New South Wales

 

“The ‘State of the Nation’ in New Zealand Administrative Law”

Professor Philip Joseph, University of Canterbury

 

The conference brochure can be downloaded from http://www.legalresearch.org.nz/events, and online registration is also available there.  For further information, please contact myself (h.wilberg@auckland.ac.nz) or the Legal Research Foundation’s Secretary Barbara Relph (barbara@legalresearch.org.nz).

Hanna Wilberg

 

Hanna Wilberg is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland

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