Norris Ward McKinnon Lecture Series presents 'The Challenge of the Treaty for Lawyers and Judges: 25 years on'

Date Thursday 17 October 2019
Time 6pm - 8pm
Where Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts, Knighton Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton
Presenter The Honourable Justice Mark O'Regan
Contact University of Waikato
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Admission Cost Free

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As part of his upcoming lecture in the Norris Ward McKinnon Lecture Series, Judge O’Regan will be discussing two significant legal events in the Waikato that occurred 25 years ago. These two events were Cooke P’s lecture of 1994 on “The Challenge of Treaty of Waitangi Jurisprudence,” and the signing of the Crown/Waikato-Tainui Heads of Agreement on 21 December 1994. These events were momentous, as they were the prelude to the signing of the Deed of Settlement in 1995, which settled the Raupatu claim and was the first tribal settlement.

Judge O'Regan’s lecture will be based on his personal experiences as a lawyer acting for the Crown in Treaty settlements (notably, in the present context, the Waikato-Tainui settlement in 1995), and as a Judge dealing with litigation arising from disputes about Treaty settlements.  He will be discussing some of the successes, failures and issues of the last 25 years based on his involvement, and examining significant cases.  

This lecture will be held at the Gallagher Academy of Performing Arts at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, starting at 6.30pm. Complimentary drinks and nibbles served from 6.00pm. Free parking is available on campus via Gate 2B, Knighton Road, Hamilton.

Seating capacity is limited so please register your attendance by clicking on the 'register' button above and bring your eticket with you on the evening.