Supervisors

Below is a list of all academic staff members and the areas in which they are usually able to offer research supervision.

Klaus Bosselmann, Professor
Specialisations: Global environmental law; law and globalisation; global constitutionalism; comparative constitutional law; Earth governance; UN reform; state sovereignty; human rights theory; NZ resource management and environmental law; NZ constitutional reform.

Nikki Chamberlain, Lecturer
Specialisations: Class actions and litigation funding; civil procedure; law of family property; privacy; defamation; intentional torts.

Claire Charters, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Treaty of Waitangi legal issues; comparative law and indigenous issues, especially vis a vis NZ, Canada, USA, Australia; international law and Indigenous issues; human rights and Indigenous issues; the relationship between Indigenous customary law and mainstream law; political theory and law relevant to Indigenous peoples; critical race theory; third world approaches to international law.

Vincent Cogliati-Bantz, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Law of the sea; public international law; european union law; international organisations; aspects of space law.

Francis Dawson, Professor
Specialisations: Contract; sale of goods; sale of land.

Peter Devonshire, Professor
Specialisations: Equity (principles/theory); remedies; trusts; property (including personal property).

Katherine Doolin, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Restorative justice; criminal law and criminal justice; victimology; youth justice.

Treasa Dunworth, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Public international law; international institutions; international peace and security; international humanitarian law; disarmament; South Pacific legal issues.
Research and Study Leave July - December 2019.

Craig Elliffe, Professor
Specialisations: International taxation; corporate taxation; taxation of trusts and non-corporate entities; tax avoidance; tax reform including capital gains tax.
Research and Study Leave January - December 2019.

Andrew Erueti, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Treaty of Waitangi; Māori land law; Māori customary law; human rights and Indigenous rights.

Caroline Foster, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Public international law; public interests and private actors in international law; national/international regulatory interfaces; trade and environment; investment and environment; oceans issues; science and international law; international environmental law and harm to shared resources; international dispute settlement.
Research and Study Leave July - December 2019.

David Grinlinton, Professor
Specialisations: Land law including indefeasibility issues; mining, energy and natural resources law; resource management including ‘sustainability’; commercial leases; housing law and policy.

Rohan Havelock, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Equity; unjust enrichment; restitution; contract insurance.
Research and Study Leave January - June 2019.

Mark Henaghan, Professor
Specialisations: All aspects of family law, children’s views in legal proceedings about children’s welfare, the significance of allegations of violence in parental disputes over children, the significance of Māoritanga, culture, religion and gender politics in disputes over children, the use of warrants to remove children, international child abduction and solutions to it, the rights and duties of parents in relation to decisions about their children, disputes over decisions before birth, legal recognition of marriage and living together, the legal status of transsexual, transvestite, inter sex persons, protection of family members from violence and solutions to violence in families, distribution of finances when families separate, what counts and what counts for nothing in redistributing family finances and the gender consequences of the current law, all aspects of division of family property, the state’s legal responsibilities in relation to abused, neglected and deprived children, the legal requirements and consequences of adoption, the legal consequences of foster care of children; all aspects of youth justice; family violence offences in the criminal law; human genome law; solutions to child and family poverty;  access to law for families and the class and cost barriers to it; children’s rights; false convictions.

An Hertogen, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: International law; international economic law; Masters and Honours dissertations: consumer law; competition law.
Research and Study Leave January - June 2019. Maternity Leave July 2019 - February 2020.

Bill Hodge, Research Fellow
Specialisations: Employment law.

Anna Hood, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Public international law; international law and security; international organisations; refugee law; immigration law; arms control and disarmament.

Jayden Houghton, Lecturer
Specialisations: Land Law (particularly the new Land Transfer Act 2017), Indigenous peoples' ​​rights to knowledge and culture (particularly the Wai 262 Ko Aotearoa Tēnei report), the Waitangi Tribunal process and its effect on Māori claims, and New Zealand legal history.​

John Ip, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Counterterrorism law and constitutionalism; comparative counterterrorism law; national security law; comparative constitutionalism; NZ Bill of Rights Act; constitutional law; law and popular culture.
Research and Study Leave January - December 2019.

Amokura Kawharu, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Commercial arbitration (domestic, international); investment arbitration; investment law; free trade agreements.
Research and Study Leave January - December 2019.

Jane Kelsey, Professor
Specialisations: International economic agreements and negotiations; trade in services agreements; international digital trade agreements; international investment agreements; law and globalisation; domestic policy and regulatory processes; law and development.

Timothy Kuhner, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Campaign finance and party finance; corruption; critical approaches to law and political economy; economic and political inequality; comparative constitutional law; democratic theory.

Carrie Leonetti, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Comparative criminal procedure; evidence; miscarriages of justice; forensic science & DNA analysis; forensic psychiatry, social psychology, and criminal justice; eyewitness identification; interrogations and confessions.

Michael Littlewood, Professor
Specialisations: Tax law and tax policy including international tax (for example, tax treaties); tax avoidance; tax history; political and constitutional aspects of taxation (for example, fiscal responsibility); tax competition; doctrinal analysis.

Jo Manning, Professor
Specialisations: Treatment injury head of cover of ACC; medical and health law, policy and ethics issues; negligence, especially medical negligence.

Janet McLean, Professor
Specialisations: Public-private distinction; damages in public law; judicial review of contracting; application of public law to private bodies; public authority liability; general administrative law; Bill of Rights, especially institutional design questions and anti-discrimination law under Human Rights Act Part 1A; EU public law; bureaucracy, and public management techniques; constitutional reform; comparative constitutionalism; the nature of the Crown.

Chris Noonan, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Company law; competition law; economic regulation; international trade and the WTO.

Jane Norton, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Religious freedom; freedom of expression; associative freedom; human rights theory; NZ Bill of Rights; charitable trusts; the law of trusts; administrative law.

Scott Optican, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Evidence; criminal procedure; police powers; Bill of Rights (criminal); criminal justice.

Ron Paterson, Professor
Specialisations: Health law and policy; regulation of health practitioners; patient safety and quality; patient's rights; the Health and Disability Commissioners complaint system.
Research and Study Leave July - December 2019.

Paul Rishworth, Professor
Specialisations: Bill of Rights comparative human rights law; constitutional and administrative law; South Pacific constitutions.

Marcus Roberts, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Contract law; company law; torts law.

Arie Rosen, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Topics in general jurisprudence, including the rule of law, legal reasoning, legal authority, theories of rights, the concept of law; topics in philosophy of private law, including theories of contract and property; topics in legislation and statutory law, including democratic theory, separation of powers, judicial review, statutory interpretation.

Nicole Roughan, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Topics in general jurisprudence, pluralist jurisprudence (including the interaction of state and non-state law, indigenous legal theory, theories of international law); topics in theories of authority and other topics at the intersection of legal and political theory (including justice, theories of recognition, and pluralism).

Katherine Sanders, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Land law including theories of property and property in land, land and human rights, public property; legal history, particularly New Zealand legal history.
Research and Study Leave July - December 2019.

Paul Sumpter, Senior Lecturer
Specialisations: Intellectual property law.

Warren Swain, Professor
Specialisations: English legal history, especially the history of contract law, tort law and unjust enrichment; the history of legal literature; legal biography; English, New Zealand or Australian contract law; the history of contract law in New Zealand.

Fleur Te Aho, Lecturer
Specialisations: International law and Indigenous peoples' rights; human rights law and Indigenous peoples' rights; Treaty of Waitangi legal issues; criminal law and criminal justice.

Julia Tolmie, Professor
Specialisations: Criminal law and criminal justice; women and the law; feminist jurisprudence.
Research and Study Leave July - December 2019.

Susan Watson, Professor
Specialisations: Company law and corporate governance including corporate sustainability, theories of the corporation including entity theory, public private divide in corporate law, role of the board, directors’ duties, and comparative corporate law and corporate governance; legal personality.

Peter Watts, Professor
Specialisations: Company law; equity; restitution; agency law; trusts; securities.

Tracey Whare, Lecturer
Specialisations: Treaty of Waitangi legal issues; international law and Indigenous people’s rights; Indigenous legal systems.

Hanna Wilberg, Associate Professor
Specialisations: Administrative law; public authority liability; NZ Bill of Rights Act, especially its operating principles; Treaty of Waitangi; statutory interpretation.

David Williams, Emeritus Professor
Specialisations: Legal history – particularly English, colonial and New Zealand legal history; public law issues – especially those concerned with the Treaty of Waitangi and also the role of the Crown in the constitution.

Edward Willis, Lecturer
Specialisations: Constitutional law; administrative law; competition law; economic regulation.