Voices of the Pacific in a Globalised World 2-4 July

The 8th Pacific Law and Culture Conference will be held at the University of Canterbury from the 2 – 4 July, 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is Voices of the Pacific in a Globalised World. The conference aims to increase understanding of Pacific law issues and provide a platform for emerging and established Pacific legal scholars.

We are honoured to be joined by three keynote speakers: Justice DV Fatiaki, a Judge of the Supreme Court of Vanuatu, Teleiai Dr Lalotoa Mulitalo, the Executive Director/CEO of the Samoa Law Commission and Dr Claire Slatter, a scholar and activist from Fiji.

In addition to the keynote speakers, the conference will feature paper presentations from academics and students from the five New Zealand law schools, the University of the South Pacific, the University of Fiji and the University of Papua New Guinea. A student mooting competition between participating law schools will also take place during the conference.

We are grateful for the support of the New Zealand Law Foundation, Canterbury Law Review Trust, Bridgeside Chambers, College of Law, the New Zealand Defence Force and Parry Field Lawyers.

Early bird registration for the conference closes on the 11 June 2018. To find more information and to register for the conference, please see the conference webpage>