Josie Te Rata
He uri nō Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāti Wehi Wehi, Ngāti Pākehā. Josie is a litigation lawyer at Chapman Tripp in Wellington. She was previously a judges’ clerk at the Supreme Court, Te Kōti Mana Nui. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) from the University of Otago. Her primary areas of interest are in commercial and public law, tikanga Māori and iwi governance in the post-settlement environment. Josie first joined the Journal’s staff in 2018 as Deputy Editor, and has been involved in a number of the Journal’s projects, including its work on abortion law reform. Josie’s other previous experience includes:
Member of NZLS Culture Change Task Force (2018–Current);
Sub-Warden, Selwyn College (2016); and
Member of Te Roopū Whai Pūtake Executive (Otago Māori Law Students’ Association) (2016).
Monique van Alphen Fyfe
Monique holds a Bachelor of Architecture (Honours) and a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from Victoria University of Wellington, where she was Student Editor-in-Chief of the VUW Law Review. She was a judges’ clerk at the High Court, Te Kōti Matua before becoming Assistant Crown Counsel in the Constitutional and Human Rights team at the Crown Law Office, Te Tari Ture o te Karauna. Her main areas of interest are international law, resource management and property law, tikanga Māori, and legal history. She practised as a registered architect prior to diverting her career to law. Monique’s publications include:
(with Guy Fiti Sinclair) “The International Labour Organization's supervisory and review procedures” in Hélène Ruiz Fabri (ed) Max Planck Encyclopaedia of International Procedural Law (Oxford University Press, Oxford, forthcoming);
(with Guy Fiti Sinclair) “The United Nations: Law and Practice” in Alberto Costi (ed) International Law: A New Zealand Perspective (LexisNexis, Wellington, forthcoming);
“State of the Nation — Tauākī o te Motu: Red stickered: a profession on notice”  NZWLJ 29;
“Not One More Acre: Opportunity and Compromise in Te Ture Whenua Māori Reform” (2016) 2 Māori Law Review (online); and
“Woe unto Them that Lay Field to Field: Closer Settlement in the Early Liberal Era” (2016) 47 VUWLR 123.