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Entries Tagged as 'Law Studies'

Madeleine Registered

February 19th, 2012 6 Comments

News that many may have missed while we were in our moving house and not blogging mode is that Madeleine has been admitted to the Register of Lawyers, this means that she may now practice law and work in the areas restricted by law for lawyers. You can even go to the New Zealand Law […]

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Madeleine Admitted to the Bar

June 24th, 2011 25 Comments

This morning my children and I sat in the Auckland High Court to watch Madeleine be admitted to the Bar. The ceremony had the solemn pomp and formality of Barristers wigs, robes and when Madeleine spoke for the first time in open court as an enrolled Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand she […]


The Separation of Church and Self: Rethinking Separationism

December 16th, 2010 119 Comments

Is it just for a pluralistic society to ground its public policy on religious premises? What role should religion play in such a society? Debate over questions like these has figured in theology, philosophy, political science, jurisprudence and popular culture for centuries. In contemporary Western pluralistic society the debate continues. Even for those unfamiliar with […]

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Congratulations Madeleine Flannagan LLB

September 28th, 2010 27 Comments

Today Madeleine graduates with her LLB (Bachelor of Laws). She started this 17 years ago, took time out to have two of our children and started again in 2008. Despite a car accident, injury and constant pain she has persevered and today receives recognition for her achievement. I am so proud of my wife, her […]


Finally! The Words I Have Waited 17 Years to See

July 22nd, 2010 22 Comments

I just logged into nDeva, the University of Auckland’s student records intranet and I just now read the words I have been waiting to read since my first day at Waikato Law School back on 1 March 1993: After everything I went through to get here, as I shared some of in my post In […]


Putting Down my Pen

June 18th, 2010 16 Comments

In an exam room somewhere on the campus of the University of Auckland I just put down my pen. (Thanks to the wonders of blog post scheduling I can both blog and write an exam contemporaneously). Unlike every other time I have put down my pen at the end of an exam during the long […]


Can State Appropriation of Minerals in Privately Held Land be Justified? Resources Needed

January 20th, 2010 18 Comments

I am currently undertaking my second-to-last paper in pursuit of my Bachelor of Law (LLB).  Due to a complicated bunch of factors involving the potential staleness of my papers, if I do not apply to the New Zealand Council of Legal Education for a completion certificate with an LLB and a Professional Legal Studies certificate […]

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