Below is a list of all academic staff members and the areas in which they are usually able to offer research supervision. Academic staff may fall under more than one specialisation.

Environmental Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Caroline Foster, Professor 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.
Dylan Asafo, Lecturer Critical Race Theory; Third World Approaches to International Law; Climate and environmental justice; Police and prison abolition; Restorative justice; Critical approaches to human rights law; Constitutional law in the Pacific Islands.
Klaus Bosselmann,

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.

Not available for supervision in 2023 and 2024.

Vernon Rive,
Associate Professor
Public law, climate change law, international environmental law and New Zealand environmental law.

International Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Treasa Dunworth, Associate Professor Public international law; international institutions; international peace and security; international humanitarian law; disarmament; South Pacific legal issues.
Anna Hood, Senior Lecturer Public international law; international law and security; international organisations; refugee law; arms control and disarmament.
An Hertogen, Senior Lecturer International law; international economic law; Masters and Honours dissertations: consumer law; competition law.
Guy Fiti Sinclair, Associate Professor History, theory and politics of international law and organisations; law of international organisations; law and global governance; law and development; United Nations and specialized agencies; international financial institutions; socio-legal theory and methods.
Vincent Cogliati-Bantz, Associate Professor Law of the sea; public international law; european union law; international organisations; aspects of space law.
Suliana Mone, Lecturer International law, human rights, women's rights and law in the Pacific region generally.

Indigenous Peoples and the Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Claire Charters, Associate Professor 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. 
Andrew Erueti, Associate Professor Treaty of Waitangi; Māori land law; Māori customary law; human rights and Indigenous rights.
Jayden Houghton, Lecturer Treaty of Waitangi issues; Indigenous peoples' ​​rights to knowledge and culture; intellectual property, particularly copyright; land law; Māori land law; New Zealand legal history.
Maureen Malcolm, Lecturer  
Fleur Te Aho, Senior Lecturer Indigenous peoples and international law; Indigenous peoples' rights; criminal law and criminal justice, particularly in relation to Māori and Indigenous peoples in Australia, Canada and the US.
Tracey Whare, Lecturer Tiriti o Waitangi legal issues; tikanga Māori; the intersect between tikanga Māori and state law; international law and Indigenous peoples' rights'.

Public Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Janet McLean, Professor 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, 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. Judicial review and administrative law, access to official information, the law of emergencies, and constitutional conventions.
Jaime King, Professor Health law, health policy and reform, environmental health, the intersection of climate change and health, reproductive rights, and genetics/genomics and the law.
Jo Manning, Professor Treatment injury head of cover of ACC; medical and health law, policy and ethics issues; negligence, especially medical negligence.
Hanna Wilberg,
Associate Professor 
Administrative Law; Tort liability of public authorities; Social Security law; NZ Bill of Rights Act 1990; Treaty of Waitangi; Statutory interpretation; Public and Constitutional Law more generally.
John Ip, Associate Professor Counterterrorism law and constitutionalism; comparative counterterrorism law; national security law; comparative constitutionalism; NZ Bill of Rights Act; constitutional law; law and popular culture.
Timothy Kuhner, Associate Professor Campaign finance and party finance; corruption; critical approaches to law and political economy; economic and political inequality; comparative constitutional law; democratic theory.
Simon Schofield, Professional Teaching Fellow Employment law and local government law at Honours and Masters level.

Human Rights Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Paul Rishworth, Professor Bill of Rights comparative human rights law; constitutional and administrative law; South Pacific constitutions.
Jane Norton, Senior Lecturer Religious freedom; freedom of expression; associative freedom; human rights theory; NZ Bill of Rights; charitable trusts; the law of trusts; administrative law.

Family Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Mark Henaghan, Professor 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.
Nikki Chamberlain, Senior Lecturer Class actions and litigation funding; civil procedure; law of family property; privacy; defamation; intentional torts.

Criminal Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Katherine Doolin, Senior Lecturer Restorative justice, youth justice, prisons, victims and the criminal justice system, therapeutic justice, aspects of criminal law.
Carrie Leonetti, Associate Professor Comparative criminal procedure; evidence; miscarriages of justice; forensic science & DNA analysis; forensic psychiatry, social psychology, and criminal justice; eyewitness identification; interrogations and confessions.
Scott Optican, Associate Professor Evidence; criminal procedure; police powers; Bill of Rights (criminal); criminal justice.
Julia Tolmie, Professor Criminal law and criminal justice; women and the law; feminist jurisprudence.

Commercial Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Chris Noonan, Associate Professor
Company law; competition law; economic regulation; international trade and the WTO.
Jodi Gardener, Professor Consumer law, Contract law, Tort law, Banking and finance
law, Private law and inequality, Socio-legal perspectives of private law
Peter Devonshire, Professor Equity (principles/theory); remedies; trusts; property (including personal property).
Rohan Havelock, Senior Lecturer Equity; unjust enrichment; restitution; contract insurance.

Intellectual Property

Supervisor Specialisations
Rob Batty, Associate Professor Intellectual property law, particularly trade mark law.
Joshua Yuvaraj, Senior Lecturer Copyright law; privacy; technology and the law.
Alexandra Allen-Franks, Lecturer  

Tax Law

Supervisor Specialisations
Craig Elliffe, Professor

All aspects of tax-related research in policy or practice in particular, international taxation; corporate taxation; taxation of trusts and non-corporate entities; tax avoidance; tax reform, including capital gains tax.

Michael Littlewood, Professor 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; legal history.
Matthew Andrew, Professional Teaching Fellow Tax law, Transfer Pricing

Land Law

Supervisor Specialisations
David Grinlinton, Professor Land law including indefeasibility issues; mining, energy and natural resources law; resource management including ‘sustainability’; commercial leases; housing law and policy.
Katherine Sanders, Senior Lecturer Land law including theories of property and property in land, land and human rights, public property; legal history, particularly New Zealand legal history.

Law Theory

Supervisor Specialisations
Warren Swain, Professor 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.
Arie Rosen, Senior Lecturer Topics in philosophy of law, private law theory, and contract law.
Nicole Roughan, Associate Professor 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).
Jesse Wall
Topics in criminal law theory; topics in private law theory; methodology in the philosophy of law