Fresh perspectives with two new appointments at the Law School

02 April 2013
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Nina Khouri and Arie Rosen

The Faculty of Law has appointed two new academic staff members, Nina Khouri and Arie Rosen.

Nina Khouri has been appointed a Senior Lecturer from January 2013. She graduated BA/LLB (Hons) from The University of Auckland in 2003 and received the award for the top law student in her year. She obtained her LLM from New York University where was a Fulbright Scholar and a New York University Vanderbilt Scholar in 2006.

Nina is an experienced commercial litigator, having joined Gilbert Walker in 2004 and subsequently appearing in the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court on a wide range of civil and commercial disputes. She is also a qualified and experienced mediator, having mediated cases in Auckland, New York and London. Nina has worked at the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution in the United Kingdom, Europe’s largest commercial mediation organisation, and recently returned from a year as a visiting professor at the University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law, where she taught Dispute Resolution, Contract Law and Legal Methodology.

Nina taught Negotiation, Mediation and Dispute Resolution at the Auckland Law School from 2009 to 2012, and Jurisprudence before that. She coached the Auckland team which was runner-up in the prestigious International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris in February this year. This was a significant achievement with 66 teams from 31 countries competing.

Nina’s teaching and research interests include Dispute Resolution (including Mediation Law and Theory), Evidence, Advocacy, Contract Law and Legal Ethics.

“I look forward to engaging with current theoretical issues in dispute resolution but also, through clinical education, bridging the increasing gap between academia and the legal profession in this area.”

“Because of its reputation for multilateralism and neutrality, I consider New Zealand is well-placed to play an important role in international dispute resolution. I believe that the Auckland Law School could be at the forefront of this,” says Nina.

Arie Rosen has been appointed a Lecturer from January 2014. He graduated BA, LLB from Tel Aviv University, and studied for both LLM and Doctor of Juridical Science (J.S.D) degrees at New York University’s School of Law. He has a number of scholarships and awards to his name, the most recent being the Emile Noel Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice at the New York University Law School.

“With its strong reputation and world-class faculty, the Auckland Law School made me an offer I simply could not refuse: a position in which I will be able to focus on legal philosophy and legal theory in my research and teaching,” says Arie.

Arie’s teaching and research will be mainly in legal theory, with a teaching focus on legal philosophy, law and social theory, hermeneutics and statutory interpretation.

He brings academic experience from dynamic intellectual and legal cultures at The University of Tel Aviv in Israel and New York University in the United States, and looks forward to sharing his passion for legal philosophy with Auckland Law School students. Aside from his work in philosophy proper Arie has a wide variety of law-related interests ranging from the economic analysis of law, to legal history and comparative constitutional law. He is currently the Associate Editor of the International Journal of Constitutional Law, one of the world’s leading journals in the field of comparative law.