Director Stephen Franks was interviewed by Stuff.co.nz on the call for law schools to teach Maori law -
“There was Māori lore – l-o-r-e – and a lot of Māori custom, but there was no Māori law. There was individual tikanga. There were many different iwi, and each had their own law.”
He likens it to feudal England before the British legal system was unified. “Every local baron had his own court and applied the law of that locality.”
To read more of his comments and the full article, click here.