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Samoan Law Professor to speak to Pacific Island lawyers

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A distinguished Samoan Law Professor, who was the first person of Samoan descent to be appointed to the role in New Zealand, will address Pacific Island lawyers practising in Wellington on Friday, 17 November.

Otago University Professor Rex Ahdar will discuss a wide range of law topics including:

  • Contract Law
  • Competition Law
  • Law and Religion
  • Sports Law

Other possible themes he’ll talk about include:

  • Euthanasia
  • Is Samoa a Christian state?
  • Smacking of children
  • Conscience, conscientious objection and the law
  • Indigenous spiritual concerns and the state

Rex Ahdar was appointed a Professor at the end of 2006 at the Otrago University Law School.

Wellington barrister and solicitor, Ken Ah Kuoi is encouraging Pacific Island lawyers to attend the Professor's talk.

“This a great opportunity to have such a distinguished academic speaking to Pasefika lawyers in Wellington. It is even better as he is of Samoa heritage and is able to relate and share his upbringing as a Pasefika lawyer and academic with us in the capital. We also hope that from this platform we can re-launch the Pacific Lawyers' Association and networking in the capital,” he says.

Professor Rex Ahdar is the author of many academic law books including Law and Religion, Competition Law and Policy and Worlds Colliding.

He’ll be speaking at the Samoa Capital Radio board room on Friday from 5pm to 7pm.