New Zealand Law Students Journal
Last Updated: 17 November 2012
Law students in New Zealand offer a unique and valuable perspective on the
legal systems of the world. It is the aim of the New
Students’ Journal to give voice to this perspective.
The value of the student perspective lies in the ability of students to
take academic freedom to its fullest extent.
not constrained by any fear of jeopodising long established reputations or
any pressure to impress. Their
work is motivated by an interest in the subject
and a belief in the advocated position.
The perspective of a New Zealand law student is also unique.
Conceptions of the law that are at an early stage of
development in the minds
of our future professionals can be refreshingly honest in their approach and
instructive of the
true rationale beneath the detail. Combined with the
demographic and institutional elements of the New Zealand student population,
our students offer an insight into the law that is inimitably homegrown.
The following ten articles carry on a very high standard of student
scholarship established in our inaugural edition last year.
I very much hope
that you find them engaging and feel enriched from their perspective
on contemporary issues. They
would not be possible without the
support of the academic community from around New Zealand. The Chief
is sincerely grateful for the involvement, advice and support of
the academic and professional communities that have made a second
our vision a reality.