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Environmental/Land Law

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Professor John Dawson (Law)

Treaty of Waitangi law; Crime and psychiatry; Health information law; Mental health law; Personal guardianship
Work: 64 3 479 8909
Email: john.dawson@otago.ac.nz

Professor Jacinta Ruru (Faculty of Law)

Indigenous Peoples comparative law (including rights to own, govern and manage water, land, marine area, minerals and national parks); Māori land law; Treaty of Waitangi; Family law and Māori; Environmental Law and Māori, Law and landscapes; and Law and geography
Work: 64 3 479 8833
Email: jacinta.ruru@otago.ac.nz

Dr Mick Strack (School of Surveying)

Land and property rights; Indigenous customary rights; Maori Land Law; Canadian First Nations' Rights; Indigenous rights in rivers; Foreshore and seabed rights
Work: 64 3 479 7603
Email: mick.strack@otago.ac.nz

Dr Paerau Warbrick (Te Tumu: School of Maori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies)

Maori Politics; Maori Land Court; Native Land Court jurisprudence; Native Land Court; Treaty of Waitangi; Maori land issues
Work: 64 3 479 3973 | Home: 64 27 226 4369
Email: paerau.warbrick@otago.ac.nz

Associate Professor Nicola Wheen (Faculty of Law)

Environmental law
Work: 64 3 479 8866
Email: nicola.wheen@otago.ac.nz

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