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Professor Rex Ahdar

LL.B. (Hons)(1982); LL.M. (1985)(Canterbury); Ph. D. (Otago)(2000)
Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand (1984)

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Rex Ahdar joined the Faculty in September 1985 as a Lecturer.

His current teaching embraces: Competition Law, Contract Law, and Law and Religion. In 2014 he will teach Law and the Sports Industry.

He has spent his research leave at: Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley (1991); TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland (1991); the Department of Private Law, University of Edinburgh (1998); Sydney University Law School and Emory University Law School (2005), National University of Samoa and Piula Theological College (2011).

His books include: Competition Law and Policy in New Zealand (Law Book Co, 1991); God and Government: The New Zealand Experience (Otago University Press, 2000) (with John Stenhouse); Law and Religion (Ashgate, 2000); Worlds Colliding: Conservative Christians and the Law (Ashgate, 2001); Shari'a in the West (Oxford University Press, 2010) (with Nicholas Aroney); Religious Freedom in the Liberal State (2nd edition, Oxford University Press, 2013) (with Ian Leigh).

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He has published articles in journals such as: Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, Modern Law Review, McGill Law Journal, Ratio JurisStanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties, Antitrust Bulletin, Journal of Contract Law, Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly, Journal of Church and State, Rutgers Journal of Law & Religion, Utilities Law Review.

Honours include: Fulbright Senior Research Scholar at UC Berkeley, 1991, Membership of the Editorial Board of the Australian Business Law Review and the New Zealand Business Law Quarterly.

Research Interests

Competition Law and Policy, Church-State Relations, Religious Freedom, Contract Law, Sports Law.

Contact

Tel: +64 3 479 8842
Office: 9th Floor - 9N4
Email: rex.ahdar@otago.ac.nz