Labour Law Conference

06 September 2017

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.


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
  • Her Honour Chief Judge Christina Inglis, Employment Court 

Find out more here.

Labour Law Conference programme

Register your attendance

The conference will qualify for 16 CPD hours.

Conference venue

Chateau on the Park – Christchurch A Doubletree By Hilton
189 Deans Avenue
New Zealand

Registration fees

Applicants must confirm their participation through the payment of registration fee. All prices are in New Zealand Dollars and include GST.

In partnership with the New Zealand Labour Law Society, we are offering the option of discounted registration fees which include a membership to the NZ Labour Law Society worth $25.


  • Standard Late Registration  - $280
  • Standard Late Registration incl. NZLLS Membership  - $300
  • Student/Unwaged Late Registration incl. NZLLS membership  - $155

Please note that registration fees are non-refundable

The Registration button will take you to the registration form: please choose if you want to submit your abstract for paper presentation or if you want to attend the conference without presenting a paper.

Key dates

There will be a special issue publication following the conference. If participants choose to submit their paper for publication, a full paper must be submitted by the 15 December.

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 has offered ten scholarships for eligible students to attend the conference.



The conference venue is Chateau on the Park – Christchurch A Doubletree By Hilton. For bookings please visit their website: Chateau on the Park – Christchurch A Doubletree By Hilton.


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.

Her Honour Chief Judge Christina Inglis will address the conference dinner.

To book your seat at the Conference dinner, please select the Dinner option when completing your registration and payment.

For more information contact:
Annick Masselot, Associate Professor in Law

Henry Holderness, Lecturer in Law

Louise Mei, Conference Manager