New Zealand Chief Justice Delivers Ramo Lecture

Dame Sian Elias The Right Honorable Dame Sian Elias, the first woman chief justice of New Zealand, presented the 2008 Ramo Lecture on International Law and Justice to a packed crowd at the UNM School of Law on Oct. 23. The title of her speech was, "First Peoples and Human Rights, a South Seas Perspective."

The lecture explored why addressing indigenous claims and interests continues to challenge legal systems in which first peoples are a minority.

Dame Elias also spent time at the law school, visiting with students and faculty, both informally and in classes.

Webcast of Ramo Lecture (Law School login required)