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Law Reform


Kenneth J. Keith


Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law; International Court of Justice

2003

Ian Barker and Graham Wear (eds) Law Stories: Essays on the New Zealand Legal Profession 1969-2003 (LexisNexis NZ, Wellington, 2003) 353

Abstract:     
This chapter, which necessarily looks back to the nineteenth century, attempts to give a sense of the role of New Zealand lawyers in the reform of the law. They participate as Judges, as legislators (especially as ministers of the Crown), as academics, as members of the profession, as concerned public citizens, and as representatives of and advisors to government. That advisory role may be from within, as members of the relevant ministries and departments, or from without, as members of official law reform and comparable bodies set up by government or Parliament. This chapter emphasizes that external advisory role, particularly the work of the New Zealand Law Commission and its predecessors. The author also gives some attention, especially in the first part of the chapter, to officials and members of the practicing profession, whose contributions are also critical.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 20

Keywords: law reform, New Zealand law commission, changing the law, legal profession

JEL Classification: K23, K40, K49

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Date posted: January 17, 2013 ; Last revised: March 15, 2014

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Keith, Kenneth J., Law Reform (2003). Ian Barker and Graham Wear (eds) Law Stories: Essays on the New Zealand Legal Profession 1969-2003 (LexisNexis NZ, Wellington, 2003) 353. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2202127

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Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )
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Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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Carnegieplein 2
The Hague, 2517 KJ
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