Carolyn Southey-Jensen and Annelise Samuels - 2018 student editors of the Māori Law Review

Carolyn completed her Bachelor of Laws in 2017, and will complete her Bachelor of Science majoring in Environmental Science and Geography in 2018 at Victoria University of Wellington.

Carolyn has worked as a Research Assistant on a variety of projects, including researching changes in public participation under the Resource Management Act 1991; the effect of technology on the New Zealand public sector and the impact of climate change on high seas fisheries.

Carolyn is passionate about Māori Environmental Law and the Treaty Settlement process. She hopes to use her skills to contribute to more innovative and inclusive public law for the advancement of Māori. Carolyn has a particular interest in legal personality, legislative drafting and climate change.

Annelise is of Ngāpuhi decent.

Annelise is a student of Victoria University of Wellington and is in her fifth year, studying towards a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Criminology and a minor in Māori studies.

Annelise is passionate to learn more about her culture and is committed to giving back to her community. As well as study and part-time work, Annelise volunteers for the Community Law Centre and is the 2018 Māngai Tāhūhū (Faculty Representative) for Ngā Rangahautira (Victoria University’s Māori Law Students’ Society). Annelise is also a part of Ngā Kaiaronui, a sub-group of Ngā Rangahautira who are dedicated to forming and publishing educated opinions on contemporary issues affecting Māori.

In her spare time, Annelise enjoys boxing, hot yoga and spending time with friends and whānau.

At the end of her study, Annelise hopes to attend a full immersion te reo Māori course and use her studies in a career in the Māori legal sphere.

Carolyn Southey-Jensen and Annelise Samuels

2018 student editors Carolyn Southey-Jensen and Annelise Samuels