Labour Law Conference

Presenter: Associate Professor Annick Masselot - Convenor
  • Date: Friday, 24 November 2017 to Saturday, 25 November 2017
  • Time: 09:00AM to 05:00PM
  • Location: Chateau on the Park – Christchurch Doubletree By Hilton, 189 Deans Avenue, Riccarton
  • Ticket: Free

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

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.

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

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

Professor John Howe, Melbourne Law School, Co-Director of the Centre for Employment and Labour Relations Law

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Student Colloquium and Scholarships

The Fourth Biennial Labour Law Conference of the New Zealand Labour Law Society invites students to participate in a student colloquium. This will provide postgraduate students the opportunity to present a short presentation of their current research (three minutes), receive valuable feedback as well as the chance to establish a network among both their peers and esteemed researchers in the field.

The colloquium will be held during one session of the conference. Students are invited to attend the other conference panels during the course of the conference. Please note students are also invited to present a full paper at the general conference.


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.


The conference venue Chateau on the Park – Christchurch A Doubletree By Hilton is the designated accommodation for the conference. A special rate will be applied for participants for the duration of the conference, 23-25 November. For room bookings please navigate to venues website: Chateau on the Park – Christchurch A Doubletree By Hilton. Please include GUOCA to receive the special rates.

Guest Room King Bed - $195.50 per night
Breakfast $25

Conference Dinner

On the night of Friday 24 November there will be a conference dinner for all delegates to be held at the Chateau on the Park – Christchurch A Doubletree By Hilton. This is optional and will incur a cost of $170 for a three-course meal.

To book your seat at the Conference dinner, please select the Dinner option on the registration form and pay the additional meal cost when you pay the registration fees.

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