The Law Reform Team works to ensure that legislative changes and policy developments in New Zealand are more reflective of the wider community.
The 2018 Team Leaders are Georgia Petry, Abby Shieh and Cameron McCracken. They also manage their own Editorial Group that helps with typesetting and proofreading publications.
Editorial Team: editors will help with style, formatting and referencing on various pieces. Editors get to work on a variety of different written pieces, ensuring all work is up to a high standard. Students will also work closely with the magazine team on creating a cohesive publication.
Magazine: writers will work within a small group and will have the freedom to create their own pieces related to the issue topic. This publication serves to inform the wider community about salient issues of law and how they can have their voice heard.
Research & Submissions: students work in small groups to produce research papers and submissions which will be sent to Select Committees/Law Commission. Groups also make oral submissions in Parliament to MP’s and other government officials.
Animal Rights: A collaborative project with NGOs like the New Zealand Animal Law Association (NZALA) & SAFE to review animal welfare regulations and help make changes in animal rights legislation.
Adoption Action: An adoption-related legislation reform project, in partnership with Adoption Action Inc. We are campaigning to better protect the rights of our tamariki and to remove discriminatory laws so that future adopted children will have matters be decided in their best interest.
Lex Guide: A partnership project with LexisNexis NZ to review and update their Practical Guidance Social Justice Module. This is aimed at making the law more accessible to help people understand and enforce their own rights.
Get in touch with the Law Reform Team here.