Ms Nina Khouri

LLM (NYU); BA, LLB(Hons) (Auckland); Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand; Accredited Mediator CEDR, LEADR, Australian National Mediation Accreditation Standards.

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Biography

Nina Khouri specialises in the field of dispute resolution, including mediation law and practice, the law of evidence, advocacy, negotiation theory, and legal ethics. She is also a leading civil and commercial mediator in New Zealand.  Information about her mediation practice is available at www.ninakhouri.co.nz.

Nina currently teaches the undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mediation and negotiation, with a special focus on mediation law and mediation advocacy skills for lawyers.  She also supports the Law School's team for the international commercial mediation advocacy competition run by the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris and the Asia-Pacific International Commercial Mediation Competition held in Melbourne.

Nina's recent publications include:

  • N Khouri “Mediation” [2018] NZ L Rev 101. Nina Khouri writes the Mediation subject review in the New Zealand Law Review. This summarises and comments on legal updates relevant to the theory and practice of mediation in New Zealand.
  • E McDonald, S Optican and others Mahoney on Evidence: Act & Analysis (Thomson Reuters, Wellington, 2018).  This is the leading text on the law of evidence in New Zealand.  Nina is responsible for writing the portions of the text concerning the law of privilege and confidentiality.
  • N Khouri “Civil justice responses to natural disaster: New Zealand’s Christchurch High Court Earthquake List” (2017) 36 (3) CJQ 316 (available here).

Nina graduated from the University of Auckland in 2003 with a BA/LLB (Hons), winning the Auckland District Law Society Prize for the top graduating student in her year.  She holds an LLM from New York University where she studied as a Fulbright and NYU Vanderbilt Scholar in 2006, specialising in dispute resolution, international law and legal theory. After completing her LLM she worked in London as a Dispute Resolution Adviser with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), Europe’s largest commercial mediation organisation, before returning to commercial litigation practice in New Zealand. She spent 2011/2012 as a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, where she taught Dispute Resolution, Legal Methodology and Contract Law.  Nina also served on the board of Resolution Institute (formerly LEADR New Zealand) from 2007 to 2013 and on the Senior Courts Education Committee of the Institute for Judicial Studies (organising continuing legal education for judges of the High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court) from 2014 to 2019.

 

Research | Current

  • Mediation law and practice
  • Evidence
  • Advocacy
  • Negotiation theory
  • Civil justice
  • Contract law
  • Professional negligence
  • Insurance law

Teaching | Current

  • LAWGENRL 424 - Negotiation, Mediation and Dispute Resolution
  • LAWGENRL 721 - Mediation

 

Areas of expertise

  • Mediation law and practice
  • Evidence
  • Advocacy
  • Civil justice
  • Contract law
  • Professional negligence
  • Insurance law

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Dew, M., & Khouri, N. (2017). International commercial mediation and the UNCITRAL initiative. New Zealand Law Journal, 2017 (1), 21-23. Related URL.
  • Khouri, N. (2017). Civil justice responses to natural disaster: New Zealand’s Christchurch High Court Earthquake List. Civil Justice Quarterly, 36 (3), 316-362.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/34987
  • Khouri, N. C. (2016). Innovative judging following natural disasters: Lessons from the Christchurch High Court Earthquake List in New Zealand. Paper presented at Law and Society Association of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA. 2 June - 5 June 2016. AT THE DELTA: Belonging, Place and Visions of Law and Social Change. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35288
  • Khouri, N., & Dew, M. (2016). International commercial mediation under the spotlight at UNCITRAL. New Zealand Law Journal, 2016 (8), 322-324.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/33545
  • Khouri, N. (2016). Should you "lay bare your soul"? The shifting landscape of mediation privilege in New Zealand. Australasian Dispute Resolution Journal, 27, 111-118.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/29896
  • Khouri, N. (2014). Sorry seems to be the hardest word: The case for apology legislation in New Zealand. New Zealand Law Review (4), 603-646.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26195
  • Khouri, N. (2008). Bird Flu, TRIPS and the customary international law doctrine of necessity. New Zealand Yearbook of International Law, 5, 37-64.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26200
  • Khouri, N. (2007). Human Rights and Islam: Lessons from Amina Lawal and Mukhtar Mai. The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law, 8, 93-109. Related URL.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/26087

Contact details

Alternative contact

Mobile phone: +64 21 471 670.

Primary office location

1-11 SHORT STREET - Bldg 810
Level 5, Room 501
1-11 SHORT ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand