Auckland University Law Review celebrates 50 years

Auckland University Law Review 50th anniversary display at the Davis Law Library

Barrister Bear, mascot of the Davis Law Library, checks out the AULR display.

The 50th anniversary of the Auckland University Law Review (AULR) will be celebrated at the 2017 Law Review Symposium. This event (Thursday 17 August 2017 at 5.30pm in Stone Lecture Theatre) is open to students, staff, members of the judiciary, practitioners and the public. The symposium address will be delivered by the Chief Justice, the Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias QC, and chaired by Professor Julia Tolmie.

The AULR began in 1967 and showcases the work of undergraduate law students at the University of Auckland. The journal is also edited and published by students and produces one volume per year. The journal allows undergraduates to not only have papers published but provides the editorial staff experience in publishing an academic journal and reviewing submitted articles. It also includes guest entries from members of the legal profession.

There are many illustrious alumni to the AULR editorial board, with some going on to become QCs and judges – not least of all the founding editorial board in 1967 of JM Priestley BA (now Justice Priestley of the High Court of New Zealand) and AR Galbraith (now AR Galbraith QC). The AULR website has more information about the history of the review.

Nicola Rawnsley, Davis Law Library