On this episode of the Law Down Under Podcast we interview Nikki Chamberlain, the Associate Dean of Equity and a Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland Law School. Nikki graduated from the University of Auckland in 2007 with Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts in Film, Television and Media Studies. Nikki received her Masters of Law at Vanderbilt University in 2016 where she made the Deans List for Academic Excellence in both semesters. Nikki also lectured legal writing at Vanderbilt University.
We talk about Nikki’s early career in private practice where she was a commercial litigator. Nikki practiced in a number of commercial law areas and appeared as counsel in both the appellate and trial courts. Since her shift into academia, Nikki has been published extensively, specifically in the area of Complex Litigation including Class Actions and Litigation Funding. On today’s podcast, we talk about some of the issues with introducing a class action regime in New Zealand and the lessons we can learn from the United States and Australian experiences. This is a must-listen episode for those interested in Class Action litigation and where it is heading in New Zealand. I hope you enjoy this episode with Nikki Chamberlain.