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Staff areas of research

Staff research areas

Administrative Law
Professor Stuart Anderson
Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere
Professor Ceri Warnock
Banking Law
Professor Struan Scott
Bioethics & Health Law
Professor Nicola Peart
Dr Jeanne Snelling
Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan
Church and State
Professor Rex Ahdar
Mr Stephen E Smith
Civil Liberties
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Commercial Law
Professor Rex Ahdar
Comparative Law
Dr Maria Hook
Comparative Constitutional Law
Mr Stephen E Smith
Competition Law (anti-trust)
Professor Rex Adhar
Constitutional Theory
Professor Andrew Geddis
Consumer Credit
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Contract Law
Dr Simon Connell
Professor Jessica Palmer
Professor Rex Adhar
Corporate Criminal Liability
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Corporate Finance
Professor Shelley Griffiths
Corporate Governance
Professor Struan Scott
Corporations (from a law and society perspective)
Associate Professor Michael Robertson
Crime & Psychiatry
Professor John Dawson
Criminal Law
Professor Margaret Briggs
Dr Anna High
Dr Danica McGovern
Mr Stephen E Smith
Election Law
Professor Andrew Geddis
Employment Law
Professor Paul Roth
Environmental Law
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Associate Professor Nicola Wheen
Professor Ceri Warnock
Family Law
Associate Professor Nicki Taylor
Family Property Law
Professor Margaret Briggs
Professor Nicola Peart
Family Property & Succession Law
Professor Nicola Peart
Human Genome & Law
Dr Jeanne Snelling
Indigenous Peoples Comparative Law
Professor Jacinta Ruru
International Criminal Law
Mr Stephen E Smith
International Economic Law
Dr Tracey Epps
International Environmental Law
Associate Professor Nicola Wheen
Professor Ceri Warnock
International Human Rights Law
Professor Paul Roth
Mr Stephen E Smith
International Trade Law
Dr Tracey Epps
Jurisprudence
Professor John Dawson
Associate Professor Michael Robertson
Law and Religion
Professor Rex Ahdar
Law Governing Research
Professor John Dawson
Law of Evidence
Dr Anna High
Mr Stephen E Smith
Law of Obligations
Professor Jessica Palmer
Law Relating to Children (children's rights, child abuse, medico-legal issues)
Associate Professor Nicki Taylor
Legal Ethics
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Legal History
Mr Stephen E Smith
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Emeritus Professor Stuart Anderson
Māori Land Law
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Media Law
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Medical Law & Ethics
Associate Professor Colin Gavaghan
Dr Jeanne Snelling
Mental Health Law
Professor John Dawson
Misrepresentation
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Modern Legal History
Emeritus Professor Stuart Anderson
Negotiation
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Personal Properties Securities Law
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Professor Struan Scott
Privacy and Information Law
Professor Paul Roth
Property & Equity
Professor Jessica Palmer
Property Law
Emeritus Professor Stuart Anderson
Professor Margaret Briggs
Professor Struan Scott
Professor Nicola Peart
Dr Ben France-Hudson
Property Theory
Associate Professor Michael Robertson
Public International Law
Dr Maria Hook
Mr Stephen Smith
Public Law
Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere
Professor Ceri Warnock
Associate Professor Nicola Wheen
Professor Andrew Geddis
Regulation of Capital Markets
Professor Shelley Griffiths
Relationship Property
Professor Nicola Peart
Professor Margaret Briggs
Rights Theory
Professor Andrew Geddis
Resource Management Law
Professor Ceri Warnock
Sentencing
Emeritus Professor Geoff Hall
Dr Danica McGovern
Sports Law
Professor Rex Adhar
Taxation
Professor Shelley Griffiths
Tort Law
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Dr Maria Hook
Transport Law
Emeritus Professor Geoff Hall
Treaty of Waitangi
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Associate Professor Nicola Wheen
Professor John Dawson
Trusts
Professor Jessica Palmer
Professor Nicola Peart
Unjust Enrichment
Professor Struan Scott
Professor Jessica Palmer

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Faculty of Law Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Professor Margaret Briggs, 5 October 2017
"Criminal attempts: How close is too close"
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Professor Shelley Griffiths, 30 August 2017
"Tax as law"
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Professor Jacinta Ruru, 12 September 2016
"Toitū te Whenua, Toitū te Mana"
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Professor Struan Scott, August 2012
""Mistaken Payments and the Change of Position Defence: Rare Cases and Elegance"
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Professor Andrew Geddis, September 2011
“Of flags and protest: dissent, offence and the limits of free speech"
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Professor Kim Economides, September 2010
"Measuring Law's Impact: The Future of Socio-Legal Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand"
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Professor Kevin Dawkins, October 2009
"Taking Stock of the Jury"
Professor Nicola Peart, October 2008
"Can your Trust be Trusted?"
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Professor Rex Ahdar, August 2008
"Slow train coming: religious liberty in the last days"
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Professor Geoff Hall, May 2008
"Bloody Idiots!" Have the drunks behind the wheel reached a cross-roads?"
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Professor Paul Roth, March 2008
"Child Labour in New Zealand - A job for the nanny state?"
Professor Richard Mahoney, October 2007
"Is it ever justifiable to torture or to even think about that question?"
Professor John Dawson, September 2007
"Concepts of liberty in mental health law"
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