The Public Interest Law Journal of New Zealand is an annual, refereed publication showcasing articles written by New Zealand law students on legal topics of public interest. The Journal’s articles are not purely theoretical, but are guided by a consideration of how the legal issue in question affects real-world problems.

The two key aims of the Journal are, first, to provide New Zealand law students with a further opportunity to share their university writing, and, secondly, to encourage both students and the wider legal community to engage with law that affects the public interest. The Journal will also provide an interesting insight into the issues that are attracting the attention and concern of those who will become the next generation of lawyers in Aotearoa.

The Journal was established in 2013 by Danielle Duffield and Alice Osman, graduates of the University of Otago. The Journal is co-directed by Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere, who is a law academic at the University of Otago, and Jayden Houghton, who is a law academic at the University of Auckland.

The project was made possible by funding from the New Zealand Law Foundation and the support of the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago.

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