The AUT Centre for Private Law was founded in 2015 and consists of leading New Zealand scholars of the private law and regularly invites international visitors to Auckland. The centre furthers the AUT Law School's mission to be a centre of excellence for commercial and legal research in New Zealand.
The Centre for Non-Adversarial Justice, established in 2016, aims to identify and promote various models of justice under the broad banner of non-adversarial justice. Theories of non-adversarial justice arise from many different but interconnected law-related disciplines which offer different approaches to legal problem-solving. They include restorative justice, collaborative law, therapeutic jurisprudence, alternative dispute resolution, problem-solving courts and procedural justice. Working within the framework of these and other ‘alternative’ models of justice, the centre aims to facilitate research and dialogue and to assist with legal education and to articulate new ways of envisioning the relationship between law and various aspects of society.
The AUT Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law was established in 2017 and aims to raise the visibility of legal rights, issues and customary law relevant to the native peoples of Aotearoa and the Asia Pacific region. This will be achieved through scholarship, teaching and research collaborations within and between local and international institutions. The centre’s members include prominent and emerging indigenous and non-indigenous scholars whose research and teaching has a focus on the development and advancement of indigenous peoples through the law and domestic and international human rights.
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