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Gendall, David and Forret, Joan --- "Editors' Introduction" [1998] NZYbkNZJur 1; (1998) 2 Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence 6

Last Updated: 15 April 2015


This is the second issue of the Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence. The Yearbook is an annual collection of papers presented at the Staff Seminar Series of the University of Waikato School of Law and published in conjunction with the Centre for New Zealand Jurisprudence. The School of Law was founded in 1991 to provide a professional legal education, develop a bicultural approach to legal education and to tech law in the cultural, social, economic and political contexts in which it is made and applied. The presentations at the seminar series are made by both visiting scholars and permanent academic staff. The aims of the Yearbook are to stimulate and contribute to the development of a unique New Zealand jurisprudence.

The Yearbook is pleased to present in this issue an article from a seminar presentation by visiting scholar Patricia Monture-Angus "Standing Against Canadian Law" as a solution to the problems facing Aboriginal peoples, and other articles from permanent academic staff which focus on a diverse range of research areas including the value of the oral tradition in the New Zealand Court of Appeal, social citizenship, reflections on pluralism and the diminished responsibility defence.

We thank the referees to whom articles were sent and the members of the editiorial committee for their assistance. Finally we thank you, the subscribers and readers of the Yearbook, for your support. We trust that you will find in this and subsequent issues much to stimulate and inform.

David Gendall and Joan Forret


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