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Otago Law Faculty 150th Anniversary Conference and Reunion

'Ka mua, ka muri: Celebrating 150 years of Law at the University of Otago'

We invite you to join us in celebrating 150 years of law teaching at Otago, which began with lectures by Robert Stout in 1873 and continues today.

A conference and reunion will be held, involving some academic sessions (qualifying for lawyers’ CPD), talks by alumni on their careers, several social events, and some additional elements.

This event is hosted by the University of Otago Faculty of Law.

Conference information

Dates for 2023

The general conference runs from Friday 14 April to Saturday 15 April, with some additional elements commencing on Thursday 13 April.


Registration for the Otago Law Faculty 150th Anniversary Conference and Reunion is now closed. 

Please email if you would like to be considered for late registration.

Sponsorships and Donations

For those interested in becoming a 'table' sponsor, please email:

As we prepare for the next 150 years, consider making a gift online to support current students and the faculty.

Major sponsors

  • Anderson Lloyd, Lawyers
  • Gallaway Cook Allan, Lawyers
  • McMillan & Co, Lawyers
  • Niche Recruitment

Significant sponsors


  • Chapman Tripp, Lawyers
  • Todd & Walker, Lawyers
  • Wilkinson Rodgers, Lawyers
  • Bell Gully, Lawyers
  • Dentons Kensington Swan


  • AWS Legal, Lawyers
  • Jenny Beck, Lawyers
  • Verus Chambers, Defence Specialists
  • Greenwood Roche, Lawyers
  • Meredith Connell, Lawyers


  • Simpson Grierson, Lawyers
  • Solomons, Lawyers 
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