Labour Law Conference - School of Law - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Labour Law Conference

Fourth Biennial Labour Law Conference of the New Zealand Labour Law Society 2017

24 - 25 November 2017
School of Law, University of Canterbury, Christchurch

Conference Theme: Labour law in transition in a globalised world

The conference theme is on labour law in transition and encompases new developments and emerging areas in labour law

Call for Abstracts - now open

We welcome abstracts for papers relating, but not limited, to the following topics:

  • De-regulation of the workplace and the implications of globalisation
  • Implications of the recent amendments to health and safety law
  • Workplace stress, bullying and harassment
  • Restructuring, redundancy and redeployment
  • The implications of emerging technologies and the gig economy
  • Equality, human rights and precarious work.

The deadline for abstracts is 1 August, 2017.

Submit an abstract.

Keynote Speakers

Judy Fudge, Professor of Employment and Labour Law, Kent Law School, University of Kent, United Kingdom.

Dr Alysia Blackham, Senior Lecturer and Discovery Early Career Research Fellow,Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne

Professor Douglas Brodie, Associate Principal and Executive Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow,United Kingdom

Kathryn Dalziel, Partner in the Christchurch based law firm Taylor Shaw


The conference will also actively involve students. The University of Canterbury Law School in collaboration with the New Zealand Law Foundation and the New Zealand Law Society are offering ten scholarships for eligible students to attend the conference.

Apply for a scholarship

For more information contact:

Annick Masselot, Associate Professor in Law

Henry Holderness, Lecturer in Law