LEANZ is an organisation dedicated to the advancement in New Zealand of the understanding of law and economics. It provides a forum for the exchange of information, analysis and ideas amongst those with an interest in this form of analysis. That interest may be practical (for example, the field of law and economics is very relevant to many aspects of the practice of law, public policy and consul
“Nowhere is the baneful effect of the division into specialisms more evident than in … economics and law … the rules of just conduct which the lawyer studies serve a kind of order the character of which the lawyer is largely ignorant; this order is studied chiefly by the economist who in turn is similarly ignorant of the character of the rules of just conduct on which the order he studies rests.” F A Hayek Law, Legislation and Liberty Vol I, pp 4-5. LEANZ hopes to work to bridge this divide.