New Zealand Law Students Journal
Last Updated: 24 October 2012
The purpose of this journal is to disseminate quality research by New Zealand
law students to the common law world. This volume contains
nine of the best
articles written by students whilst studying at a New Zealand university. All of
these articles are a real and significant
contribution to legal scholarship in
New Zealand and the common law world.
The NZLSJ is a unique project. The articles are authored entirely by New
Zealand law students, the Journal is administered entirely
by New Zealand law
students, and the review process is governed by a board consisting exclusively
of New Zealand law students. Hence,
this Journal is genuinely the New Zealand
Law Students’ Journal.
To ensure the quality of the work published in this Journal, an
Academic Review Board of current academics blind reviewed
the work and provided
feedback to the authors and advice to the student review board. However, the
latter board reserved ultimate
discretion to make decisions regarding
It is the intention of the Chief Editorial Board that the NZLSJ provide a
professional vehicle for publication of New Zealand law
Moreover, it is our intention that the NZLSJ will make a meaningful contribution
to legal education and scholarship.
We recognise the unique ability of law
students to provide a fresh and contemporary critique of legal issues.
It is my hope that you enjoy engaging in the ideas presented in this Journal
and feel enriched from conversing in current issues of
law from the unique
perspective of a New Zealand law student.