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Professor Ceri Warnock

LLB(Hons)(Cardiff) LLM(Auck) MSt DPhil(Oxon)

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Contact

Tel +64 3 479 8863
Office 7th Floor – 7C23
Email ceri.warnock@otago.ac.nz

Appointments for exchange students are available during semester time on Thursday mornings (in Semester 1 from 9am to 11am and in Semester 2 from 11am to 1pm). Please e-mail Professor Warnock for an appointment.

Teaching

Ceri course manages and teaches Resource Management Law, Energy Law and LAWS101 The Legal System, and also contributes teaching to Public Law and Inter-disciplinary Aspects of Climate Change.

Research interests

Ceri's primary research concerns environmental constitutionalism and explores in particular the impact of modern governmental ordering on theories for environmental adjudication.

She was the recipient of the 2014 ‘New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship – Te Manatū a Ture o Aotearoa Te Karahipi Rangahau Ā Taiao’ for her work into legitimacy and specialist environment courts and tribunals. Outputs from that research project have been published in the Journal of Environmental Law, Public Law, Legal Studies, and in a monograph entitled 'Environmental Courts and Tribunals: Powers, Integrity and the Search for Legitimacy' (Hart Bloomsbury, 2020). The book she wrote with Maree Baker-Galloway, 'Focus on Resource Management Law' (LexisNexis, 2015), won the Resource Management Law Association award for excellence in publications.

Ceri gave the Salmon Lecture in 2018 and spoke on the topic of ‘Environment and the Law: the Normative Force of Context’.

Background

Ceri has been a visiting lecturer at Kings College London, tutored at Hertford College, University of Oxford and prior to joining the Faculty of Law at Otago in 2006 practiced as a barrister in England and Wales.

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Publications

Warnock, C. (2021). Environmental courts and tribunals: Powers, integrity and the search for legitimacy. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, 224p.

Kennedy, A., du Plessis, A., Fowler, R., Hamman, E., & Warnock, C. (Eds.). (2021). Teaching and learning in environmental law: Pedagogy, methodology and best practice. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 320p. doi: 10.4337/9781789908534

Warnock, C., Higham, J., Walton, S., Carter, L., & Kingston, D. (2021). Enhancing learning in environmental law through assessment design. In A. Kennedy, A. du Plessis, R. Fowler, E. Hamman & C. Warnock (Eds.), Teaching and learning in environmental law: Pedagogy, methodology and best practice. (pp. 113-128). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781789908534.00014

Fowler, R., Warnock, C., Kennedy, A., du Plessis, A., & Hamman, E. (2021). From 'marginality' to 'mainstream': The evolution of teaching and learning in environmental law. In A. Kennedy, A. du Plessis, R. Fowler, E. Hamman & C. Warnock (Eds.), Teaching and learning in environmental law: Pedagogy, methodology and best practice. (pp. 1-20). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781789908534.00005

Hook, M., Warnock, C., Allan, B., & Pirini, M. (2021). Tort to the environment: A stretch too far or a simple step forward? Smith v Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Others [2020] NZHC 419. Journal of Environmental Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/jel/eqaa032

Warnock, C. (2021). Environmental courts and tribunals: Powers, integrity and the search for legitimacy. Oxford, UK: Hart Publishing, 224p.

Authored Book - Research

Kennedy, A., du Plessis, A., Fowler, R., Hamman, E., & Warnock, C. (Eds.). (2021). Teaching and learning in environmental law: Pedagogy, methodology and best practice. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 320p. doi: 10.4337/9781789908534

Edited Book - Research

Warnock, C., Higham, J., Walton, S., Carter, L., & Kingston, D. (2021). Enhancing learning in environmental law through assessment design. In A. Kennedy, A. du Plessis, R. Fowler, E. Hamman & C. Warnock (Eds.), Teaching and learning in environmental law: Pedagogy, methodology and best practice. (pp. 113-128). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781789908534.00014

Chapter in Book - Research

Fowler, R., Warnock, C., Kennedy, A., du Plessis, A., & Hamman, E. (2021). From 'marginality' to 'mainstream': The evolution of teaching and learning in environmental law. In A. Kennedy, A. du Plessis, R. Fowler, E. Hamman & C. Warnock (Eds.), Teaching and learning in environmental law: Pedagogy, methodology and best practice. (pp. 1-20). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781789908534.00005

Chapter in Book - Research

Hook, M., Warnock, C., Allan, B., & Pirini, M. (2021). Tort to the environment: A stretch too far or a simple step forward? Smith v Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd and Others [2020] NZHC 419. Journal of Environmental Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1093/jel/eqaa032

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2021). The RMLA Salmon Lecture 2018: Environmental problems and constitutional principles. Resource Management Theory & Practice, 12-39.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Warnock, C. (2020). Environment and the law: The normative force of context and constitutional challenges. Journal of Environmental Law, 32, 365-389. doi: 10.1093/jel/eqaa007

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2018). Air pollution in New Zealand. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 883-907). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Other

Warnock, C. (2018). Global atmospheric pollution: Climate change and ozone. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 837-882). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Other

Warnock, C. (2018). Deep seabed and ocean floor. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 29, 161-169. doi: 10.1093/yiel/yvz024

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C., & de Silva, K. (2018). Compliance and enforcement. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) (pp. 1031-1101). Wellington, New Zealand: Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Other

Warnock, C., & Pedersen, O. W. (2017). Environmental adjudication: Mapping the spectrum and identifying the fulcrum. Public Law, 4, 643-666.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2017). Reconceptualising specialist environment courts and tribunals. Legal Studies, 37(3), 391-417. doi: 10.1111/lest.12161

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2017). Deep seabed and ocean floor. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 28, 165-174. doi: 10.1093/yiel/yvy040

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2017). Human rights and the environment. In M. Bedggood, K. Gledhill & I. McIntosh (Eds.), International human rights law in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 1041-1105). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Newhook, L., & Warnock, C. (Eds.). (2017). Environmental Law & Management, 29(2-3) [Special issue: Symposium on Environmental Adjudication in the 21st Century]. [Guest Editors].

Other - Edited Journal

Warnock, C. (2017). Summary of the proceedings. Environmental Law & Management, 29(2-3), 58-59.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Warnock, C. (2017). [Review of the book Environmental justice in India: The national green tribunal]. Asia Pacific Journal of Environmental Law, 20(1), 209-211. doi: 10.4337/apjel.2017.01.10

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2016). Differing conceptions of environmental democracy in New Zealand resource management law. Australian Environment Review, 31(7), 253-257.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2016, September). Mapping the constitutional: Adjudicatory pluralism in environmental decision-making. Verbal presentation at the Public Law Conference: The Unity of Public Law? Cambridge, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Warnock, C., & Pedersen, O. (2016, September). Mapping the constitutional: Adjudicatory pluralism in environmental decision-making. Verbal presentation at the Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) Annual Conference: Legislation and the Role of the Judiciary, Oxford, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Warnock, C. (2016, June). Reconceptualising specialist environment courts and tribunals. Verbal presentation at the International Union for Conservation of Nature Academy of Environment Law (IUCNAEL) Colloquium, Oslo, Norway.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Warnock, C. (2016, June). International forum for environmental judges: Competing conceptions of authority: Impacts on public participation. Verbal presentation at the International Union for Conservation of Nature Academy of Environment Law (IUCNAEL) Colloquium, Oslo, Norway.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Warnock, C. (2016). Critical reflections on ownership. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 42(1), 151-154. doi: 10.1080/03050718.2015.1113885

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C., & Baker-Galloway, M. (2015). Focus on resource management law. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 339p.

Authored Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2015, November). Reconceptualising specialist environmental courts and tribunals. Newcastle Law School, University of Newcastle, UK. [Research Presentation].

Other Research Output

Warnock, C. (2015, October). Law, technical evidence & environmental adjudication [Invited]. Verbal presentation at the Law, Technical Evidence & Environmental Adjudication Workshop, Cork, Ireland.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Warnock, C. (2015, September). Reconceptualising specialist environmental courts. Verbal presentation at the Society of Legal Scholars Conference, York, UK.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Warnock, C. (2015). Air pollution in New Zealand. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (pp. 831-854). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock, C., & de Silva, K. (2015). Compliance and enforcement. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (pp. 977-1038). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2015). Global atmospheric pollution: Climate change and ozone. In P. Salmon & D. Grinlinton (Eds.), Environmental law in New Zealand. (pp. 789-830). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock,C. (2015). The Urgenda decision: Balanced constitutionalism in the face of climate change?. Oxford University Press Blog. Retrieved from http://blog.oup.com/2015/07/urgenda-netherlands-climate-change/. [Online Forum].

Other Research Output

Warnock, C. (2015). Deep seabed and ocean floor. Yearbook of International Environmental Law, 25(1), 243-250. doi: 10.1093/yiel/yvv013

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2014). Reconceptualising the role of the New Zealand Environment Court. Journal of Environmental Law, 26(3), 507-518. doi: 10.1093/jel/equ030

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (2014). Introduction. In C. Warnock & N. Wheen (Eds.), Environmental legislation handbook 2014. (pp. 2-28). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2014). Environmental Defence Society Inc v Marlborough District Council (the “King Salmon” case) [Student companion]. New Zealand Law Journal, 5, 181-182.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (Eds.). (2014). Environmental legislation handbook 2014. Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters, 1337p.

Edited Book - Research

Somerville, R., Baker-Galloway, M., Page, P., Wheen, N., & Warnock, C. (June 2014). The King Salmon soiree. Faculty of Law, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Roundtable Discussion].

Other Research Output

Warnock, C. (May, 2014). Environmental Defence Society v NZ King Salmon Company: Theoretical underpinnings to the Supreme Court decision in “King Salmon". Resource Management Law Association of New Zealand Seminar, Dunedin, New Zealand. [Research Presentation].

Other Research Output

Warnock, C. (2014). Petroleum development: Excluding the public. IUCN Academy of Environmental Law eJournal, 5, 36-39.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C., & Suszko, A. (2013). Butterworths student companion: Resource management (2nd ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 173p.

Authored Book - Research

Warnock, C. (2013). [Review of the book Fiduciary duty and the atmospheric trust]. Commonwealth Law Bulletin, 39(3), 607-613. doi: 10.1080/03050718.2013.824177

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2013). World heritage sites and sustainable development: The vase of the Western Ghats. Journal of the Indian Law Institute, 55(3), 327-345.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2013). Juridical assessment of environmental risk. Proceedings of the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium. Retrieved from http://iucnacademy2013.org.nz/papers/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Warnock, C. (2013). Understanding the objective: Psychological effects in environmental decision-making. Resource Management Theory & Practice, 105-138.

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Warnock, C. (2012). An "undesirable trading situation". New Zealand Law Journal, 5, 153-155.

Journal - Research Article

Warnock, C. (2012, December). Conflicting values in environmental management: The New Zealand experience. Keynote presentation at the International Law Conference on Conservation of Forests, Wild Life and Ecology, Thiruvananthapuram, India.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

Warnock, C. (2012). Down v R [Case notes]. Resource Management Bulletin, 21, 133-134.

Journal - Research Other

Warnock, C. (2012). Incorporating values within environmental risk assessment. Proceedings of the 10th International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law Annual Colloquium: Global Environmental Law at a Crossroads. Retrieved from http://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/gelc/

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Warnock, C., & Wheen, N. (2012). Sex work in New Zealand: The re-importation of moral majoritarianism in regulating a decriminalized industry. Canadian Journal of Women & the Law, 24(2), 414-438. doi: 10.3138/cjwl.24.2.414

Journal - Research Article

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