Conference to mark the retirement of the Chief Justice

Conference to mark the retirement of the Chief Justice

Conference to mark the retirement of the Chief Justice

When: , Thursday 31 January 2019

Where: Fisher & Paykel Auditorium, Business School, Auckland University

The Legal Research Foundation, with the support of the New Zealand Law Foundation, are pleased to invite you to take part in a conference to mark the retirement of Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias.  Distinguished international and local speakers will explore tradition and direction in our law. 

The conference will take place on Thursday 31 January and Friday 1 February 2019.

The speakers include:

-Justice Rosalie Abella, Judge of the Supreme Court of Canada

-Professor Stuart Banner, Norman Abrams Professor of Law, UCLA

- Professor Richard Boast QC, Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington

-Justice Manuel José Cepeda Espinosa, President of the International Association of Constitutional Law and former Justice and President of the Constitutional Court of Colombia

-Hon Sir Kenneth Keith QC, retired Judge of the Supreme Court of New Zealand

-Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia

-Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE, former Chief Justice High Court of Australia

-Professor Janet McLean, Faculty of Law, University of Auckland

-Justice Kate O’Regan, Director of the Bonavero Institute of Human Rights, Faculty of Law, Oxford University and formerly of the Constitutional Court of South Africa

-Professor Paul Rishworth QC, Crown Law

-Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders, Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

-Professor Jeremy Waldron, School of Law, New York University

- Professor Christina Voigt, University of Oslo

-Professor Peter Watts QC, Barrister, Bankside Chambers

The conference will be chaired by Dr Andrew Butler, Chair of the New Zealand Law Foundation.

This is the principal opportunity for the New Zealand legal profession to acknowledge the Chief Justice upon her retirement.  The conference will be held at the Fisher and Paykel Auditorium, University of Auckland, and will close with a dinner on Friday 1 February 2019 at the Auckland museum.

Further details about the conference programme will be circulated shortly. Pre-register here through our website or email info@legalresearch.org.nz.