News, media and notices

View the latest media releases and news stories about commercial law activities across the Business School.

  • Machine learning and the future of law
    03 November 2015
    Benjamin Liu is a commercial law lecturer at the University of Auckland Business School looks at the issues with machine learning and the legal profession.
  • Tax avoidance a hot topic at UK conference
    01 April 2012
    Professor Craig Elliffe added his voice to the British tax avoidance debate when he travelled to the United Kingdom last month to speak at an international conference.
  • Staff in the media
    01 April 2012
    The news media has called on several Department staff members to comment on commercial law issues over the past year, especially as debate raged around tax policy during the election campaign.
  • Privacy specialist promoted to Associate Professor
    01 April 2012
    He is best known as the Department of Commercial Law’s expert on privacy issues and now Gehan Gunasekara has a new role as Associate Professor.
  • Research leads to consumer law reform
    01 April 2012
    Commercial Law student Lorna Fussey has contributed to a shake-up of consumer law with some of her work appearing in a new bill before Parliament.
  • Green vision wins Antarctic adventure
    01 April 2012
    Our casual student assistant Sarah Hall went to Antarctica last month with the Pure Advantage Expedition team organised by Campaigners 2041.
  • Staff collaborations with postgrads
    01 April 2012
    Several Department of Commercial Law academics co-authored articles with some of our postgraduate students after they produced exceptional dissertations and summer research projects.
  • Staff publications
    01 April 2012
    Department of Commercial Law staff have had their work published in the following books, journals and conference papers.
  • PhD reflections
    22 August 2011
    PhD student and Department of Commercial Law lecturer Rebecca Hirsch shares some insights into her PhD study:
  • Staff seminars
    22 August 2011
    Many of our staff members in the Department of Commercial Law have presented seminars on their different areas of research and often bring up topical issues that attract audiences from outside the environs of the University.
  • Accountancy student wins franchise law award
    22 August 2011
    BCom Honours graduate Jessica Pludthura has broken new ground as the first accountancy student to win the Gaze Burt Prize for the top student in Franchise Law.
  • In the media
    22 August 2011
    Taxation policy has become an election issue and the Labour party’s Capital Gains Tax (CGT) has attracted significant media interest. The Department of Commercial Law’s taxation staff, however, had already raised the issue of CGT in various forum
  • Postgraduate numbers growing
    22 August 2011
    The number of postgraduate students in the Department is continuing to rise, with 35 students enrolled in the BCom(Hons) in Commercial Law in 2011.
  • Whistleblower recommendation impacts Government policy
    22 August 2011
    When PhD student Rebecca Hirsch and Professor Susan Watson wrote an article highlighting a legislative gap in the protection of corporate whistleblowers, their work paved the way for a policy change.
  • Students learning from top lawyer
    22 August 2011
    Internationally-renowned constitutional lawyer Mai Chen joined the Department of Commercial Law in January as Adjunct Professor of Commercial and Public Law.
  • Inaugural lecture looks at joys of international tax
    22 August 2011
    The growth of international business has led to even more cross-border transactions and international tax issues, Professor Craig Elliffe says.
  • Staff publications
    22 August 2011
    Research staff in the Department of Commercial Law have produced a significant volume of articles in refereed legal and professional journals this year.
  • Law teachers visit for international legal conference
    12 December 2010
    More than 200 law teachers from all over the world converged on the Business School's Owen G Glenn Building in July for the 65th Australasian Law Teachers' Association Annual Conference.
  • Getting serious about white collar crime
    12 December 2010
    Serious Fraud Office CEO Adam Feeley told the White Collar Crime and Serious Fraud Conference in July that a single law enforcement agency was needed to tackle white collar crime.
  • Department looks ahead to 2011
    12 December 2010
    As she nears the end of her three-year tenure at the helm of the Department of Commercial Law, Professor Susan Watson says she is pleased with how far the department has come since it became part of the Business School.