RMLA Salmon Lecture 2022 : Resource Management Law – the Next 30 Years

 

The RMLA would like to invite you to the Salmon Lecture, which will be held this year in Wellington.  The intent of the lecture is to stimulate and advance critical thinking of resource management law, policy and practice in New Zealand.

This year’s lecture is being presented by Dr Royden Somerville QC, who will provide his perspective on the next 30 years of resource management law.

Dr Somerville QC specialises in public and environmental law and was awarded the Bollard Lifetime Commemorative Award by the RMLA in 2016.  He is a former Executive Member of the RMLA and has also held office in a number of other professional organisations including the Otago District Law Society, the New Zealand Law Society, the New Zealand Bar Association, the International Bar Association and the NZ Energy and Natural Law Resources Association.

Dr Somerville QC served for 13 years as Chairman of the Ministry for the Environment’s Environmental Legal Assistance Fund Panel, and chaired the Board of Inquiry into the proposed National Policy Statement for Renewable Electricity Generation.  He is a former lecturer in environmental law at the University of Otago and is currently Chancellor of the University.

NOTE: This registration is for an in-person event at the Wellington Club.  The event will be livestreamed for individual viewing, but also some of the regions may do group viewings.  Please wait to hear from your region before booking if a group viewing is of interest.  Thank you.

When: 16 June 2022

Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Where: The Wellington Club

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