AUT students receive AMINZ scholarships

23 Jul, 2015
 
AMINZ
(L-R): Prakash Mani, Pierce Bedogni, Mary-Rose Russell (AUT Law Senior Lecturer), Phillip Osborne, Royden Hindle (Council Member and Fellow of AMINZ), Paul Yan, Kiri Petrie, Jeremy Lynch, Margaret Rice and Nicola Hartwell.

Eight AUT law students received AMINZ scholarships to attend the AMINZ Conference happening 23 – 25 July 2015.

The AMINZ Conference is the only annual national dispute resolution conference in New Zealand, and is hailed as the ‘must attend’ event for anyone interested in dispute resolution.

This year’s conference theme is ‘New Horizons’. Held in Wellington, students will get to hear from international experts such as Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG who led the UN enquiry on human rights abuse in North Korea, acclaimed international mediator Dr John Sturrock QC, international commercial arbitrator Wendy Miles QC and memory expert Professor Maryanne Garry.

A special programme has been put together for students – allowing them to get up close and personal with conference speakers. Highlights of the special programme include the conference launch in The Grand Hall, Parliament House, hosted by the Hon Amy Adams, a breakfast with Dr John Sturrock QC and a student after 5s event with Wendy Miles QC.

AUT Dean of Law Professor Charles Rickett congratulated the scholarship recipients. He said, “I am very grateful to AMINZ for providing our students with such a wonderful opportunity at the start of their legal careers.”

AMINZ is New Zealand’s largest dispute resolution organisation, and a finalist in the 2015 AUT Excellence in Business Support Awards (not for profit category).