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Staff areas of research

Staff research areas

Access to Justice
Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin
Administrative Law
Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere
Professor Ceri Warnock
Animals and the Law
Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere
Banking Law
Professor Struan Scott
Bioethics and Health Law
Professor Nicola Peart
Dr Jeanne Snelling
Professor Colin Gavaghan
Chinese Law
Dr Anna High
Lili Song
Church and State
Professor Rex Ahdar
Mr Stephen E Smith
Civil Liberties
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Civil Procedure
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Climate Change Law
Dr Ben France-Hudson
Commercial Law
Professor Rex Ahdar
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Comparative Law
Dr Stephen Young
Competition Law (anti-trust)
Professor Rex Ahdar
Constitutional Theory
Professor Andrew Geddis
Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere
Consumer Credit
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Consumer Protection
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Contract Law
Dr Simon Connell
Professor Jessica Palmer
Professor Rex Ahdar
Corporate Governance
Professor Struan Scott
Crime and Psychiatry
Professor John Dawson
Criminal Justice
Dr Danica McGovern
Criminal Law
Professor Margaret Briggs
Dr Anna High
Dr Danica McGovern
Mr Stephen E Smith
Defamation and Privacy
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Election Law
Professor Andrew Geddis
Employment Law
Dr Dawn Duncan
Environmental Law
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Associate Professor Nicola Wheen
Professor Ceri Warnock
Family Law
Associate Professor Nicki Taylor
Family Property Law
Professor Nicola Peart
Genetics and Law
Dr Jeanne Snelling
Indigenous Peoples Comparative Law
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Dr Stephen Young
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
Mr Stephen E Smith
Dr Stephen Young
International Trade Law
Dr Tracey Epps
Jurisprudence
Professor John Dawson
Land Law
Dr Ben France-Hudson
Law and Emerging Technologies
Professor Colin Gavaghan
Law and Literature
Dr Stephen Young
Law and Religion
Professor Rex Ahdar
Law Governing Research
Professor John Dawson
Law of Evidence
Dr Anna High
Law of Obligations
Professor Jessica Palmer
Law of the Sea
Lili Song
Law Relating to Children (children's rights, post-separation issues, family violence, medico-legal issues)
Associate Professor Nicki Taylor
Legal Ethics
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin
Legal History
Mr Stephen E Smith
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Emeritus Professor Stuart Anderson
Dr Stephen Young
Legal Theory
Dr Stephen Young
Alex Latu
Māori Land Law
Professor Jacinta Ruru
Media Law
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Alex Latu
Mediation
Dr Dawn Duncan
Medical Law and Ethics
Dr Jeanne Snelling
Professor Nicola Peart
Mental Health Law
Professor John Dawson
Negligence
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Negotiation
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Pacific Law
Lili Song
Personal Properties Securities Law
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Professor Struan Scott
Private International Law
Dr Maria Hook
Property and Equity
Professor Jessica Palmer
Property Law
Professor Struan Scott
Professor Nicola Peart
Dr Ben France-Hudson
Property Law Theory
Dr Ben France-Hudson
Public International Law
Mr Stephen Smith
Lili Song
Public Law
Marcelo Rodriguez Ferrere
Professor Ceri Warnock
Associate Professor Nicola Wheen
Professor Andrew Geddis
Refugee Law
Lili Song
Regulation and Discipline of Lawyers
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Regulation of Capital Markets
Professor Shelley Griffiths
Relationship Property Law
Professor Nicola Peart
Professor Margaret Briggs
Religious Freedom
Professor Rex Ahdar
Reparation
Dr Simon Connell
Rights Theory
Professor Andrew Geddis
Resource Management Law
Professor Ceri Warnock
Dr Ben France-Hudson
Sentencing
Emeritus Professor Geoff Hall
Dr Danica McGovern
Social Security Law
Dr Dawn Duncan
Socio-Legal Research
Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin
Associate Professor Nicki Taylor
Sports Law
Professor Rex Ahdar
Succession Law
Professor Nicola Peart
Taxation
Professor Shelley Griffiths
Teaching Law
Associate Professor Selene Mize
Tort Law
Associate Professor Barry Allan
Dr Stephen Young
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
Work Health and Safety
Dr Dawn Duncan
Workers’ Compensation/ACC
Dr Dawn Duncan
Dr Simon Connell

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Faculty of Law Inaugural Professorial Lectures

Professor Jessica Palmer, 27 May 2019
"The Lure of Equity and the Academic Voice"
View the lecture on the University Youtube channel
Professor Margaret Briggs, 5 October 2017
"Criminal attempts: How close is too close"
View the lecture on our podcast page
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"
View the lecture on iTunes U
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"
View the lecture on iTunes U
Professor Kim Economides, September 2010
"Measuring Law's Impact: The Future of Socio-Legal Studies in Aotearoa New Zealand"
View the lecture on iTunes U
Professor Kevin Dawkins, October 2009
"Taking Stock of the Jury"
Professor Nicola Peart, October 2008
"Can your Trust be Trusted?"
View the lecture on iTunes U
Professor Rex Ahdar, August 2008
"Slow train coming: religious liberty in the last days"
View the lecture on iTunes U
Professor Geoff Hall, May 2008
"Bloody Idiots!" Have the drunks behind the wheel reached a cross-roads?"
View the lecture on iTunes U
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"
View the lecture on iTunes U