New Zealand Global Intensive

The Centre for Innovative Justice JD Global Intensive will assist students to develop an understanding of innovative justice, court innovation and affordable justice, and to engage with legal and practical issues that may accompany the adoption of such practices in Australia.

Auckland, New Zealand

This global intensive is suitable for Postgraduate students enrolled in MC161 Juris Doctor and will be taking place on Monday 28 August – Friday 1 September 2017.

The itinerary will include observations of a number of innovative courts, including specialist Maori youth, drug and alcohol and mental health courts, and discussions with presiding judges. Massey University will also host us for a day long program covering restorative justice principles and briefings by world-renowned restorative justice practitioners.


  • Restorative Justice workshop hosted by Massey University
  • Observation of Rangatahi Youth Court
  • Observation of Drug and Alcohol Court
  • Observation of Mental Health Court
  • New Beginnings (Homeless Court)


The Auckland urban area is in the North Island of New Zealand and is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Auckland has a population of 1,413,700, which constitutes 31 per cent of the country's population. It is part of the wider Auckland Region, which includes the rural areas and towns north and south of the urban area, plus the islands of the Hauraki Gulf, resulting in a total population of 1,527,100 that is governed by the Auckland Council. Auckland also has the largest Polynesian population of any city in the world. In Māori, Auckland's name is Tāmaki Makaurau and the transliterated version of Auckland is Ākarana and it is one of the few cities in the world to have two harbours on two separate major bodies of water.

The 2014 Mercer Quality of Living Survey ranked Auckland 3rd place in the world on its list, while the Economist's World's most liveable citiesWorld's most liveable cities index of 2011 ranked Auckland in 9th place. In 2010, Auckland was classified as a Beta World City in the World Cities Study Group's inventory by Loughborough UniversityLoughborough University.


  • Pre-travel Workshop: Wednesday 23 August 2017
  • Recommended overseas arrival date: Sunday 27 August 2017
  • Date of overseas travel: Monday 28 August - Friday 1 September 2017
  • Post-travel Workshop: Thursday 28 September 2017

Course content and assessment

Students whose applications were successful should enrol in:

City Campus - LAW2533 JD Study Tour (CIJ): Innovative Justice and Course Innovation

Open University - LAW2534 JD Study Tour (CIJ): Innovative Justice and Course Innovation

  • Assessment task1: Research proposal (10%): Learning objectives 3 & 4
  • Assessment task 2: Research essay (80%): Learning objectives 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.
  • Assessment task 3: Presentation (10%): Learning objectives 1 and 5.

You can find more details on the course and assessment here.

How to apply

Please complete the New Zealand Global Intensive Mobi application by Friday 31 March 2017.


Students will be responsible for booking their own accommodation. Our recommended hotel is:


150 Anzac Avenue
Phone number: +64 9 379 8509

Email reservations: or reserve online via the website.
Quote the group booking number: 2723876 to obtain the group rate.
$159NZ in superior double and superior twin= $148AUD
Free Wi-Fi in lobby and can be purchased for the room.

Although students have been advised of the cost of accommodation prior to departure, they should be prepared for the possibility of a variation upon arrival.

Payment for accommodation will be upon check-out.

Payment for a group dinner on the first evening $51AUD and the cost of on-ground transport $238AUD will be charged via an excursion fee. Please note: prices are subject to variations depending on the number of students and the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Further Information

Centre for Innovative Justice

Email:, or call Mina on (03) 9925 1139