Vernon Rive - External Relations

Vernon Rive

Senior Lecturer in Law and Associate Head of School - External Relations

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 x 5529

Email: vrive@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Law School
Room WY 507
Level 5, AUT Law School Building
120 Mayoral Drive
Auckland Central 1010



Postal Address:
Law School
Faculty of Business and Law
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
Auckland 1142


Links to relevant web pages:

www.vernonrive.com


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Auckland)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Auckland)
  • Masters of Laws in Environmental Law (First Class Honours) (Auckland)

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Member, IUCN Commission on Environmental Law
  • Member, Resource Management Law Association
  • Member, New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law
  • Associated Scholar, Refract  Research Network on Fragmentation and Complexity in Global Governance.

Biography:

Vernon Rive joined the AUT Law Faculty in 2009 after over 14 years of private practice, latterly as a partner in the Environmental/Resource Management team at the national law firm Chapman Tripp.

Vernon was admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of NZ in 1995. His legal practice focused on advice to private and public clients on the resource management and public law aspects of land transport, infrastructure, property developments, subdivisions, retail resource management, energy, waste management, and environmental due diligence investigations.  He has appeared before local authorities, the Environment Court, Land Valuation Tribunal, Maori Land Court, High Court and Supreme Court on various resource management, public and private law issues.

In 1999 Vernon completed a Masters of Environmental Law at Auckland University with First Class Honours.

Vernon is a co-convenor of the New Zealand Resource Management Law Association Academic Advisory Group, member of the managing committee of the New Zealand for Environmental Law, Consultant Editor of the LexisNexis Resource Management Bulletin and Associated Scholar with the EU-based Refract Research Network on Fragmentation and Complexity in Global Governance.

Teaching Areas:

  • Public Law – Judicial Review
  • Resource Management Law
  • International Environmental Law

Research Summary:

Since commencing a career as a full time legal academic in 2009, Vernon’s research activities have focused on three key areas of interest: climate change law, international environmental law and New Zealand environmental law. These research interests align with his teaching commitments; currently he lectures International Environmental Law and Resource Management Law as elective courses for 3rd and 4th year law students, as well as a compulsory course in Judicial Review to second-year law students.

Since 2013, Vernon has been working on a New Zealand Law Foundation-supported project critiquing New Zealand and international law responses to fossil fuel subsidies.

Vernon is curently enrolled as a PhD candidate at the Melbourne University Law School under the supervision of Professor Michelle Foster and Associate Professor Margaret Young.  His PhD research examines the capacity of a fragmented international law system to respond to issues of climate change-related displacement and migration.

Publications:

Selected publications

Journal articles


Rive, V. J. C.  "Fossil fuel subsidy reform: a New Zealand perspective on the international law framework" (2016) 27 NZULR 73.

Rive, V. J. C.  "Reflections on the Paris Agreement" (2016) 11 BRMB No 11 at 140.

Rive, V. J. C.  "For good measure: the Environmental Reporting Act 2015" (2015)  Resource Management Bulletin, 11(7), 81-82

Rive, V. J. C. "PCE Report on sea level rise and editorial changes" (2015) Resource Management Bulletin, 11(8), 95-96.

Rive, V. J. C. "The ongoing relevance of Discount Brands to notification decisions: a question unresolved" (2015) Resource Management Bulletin, 11(5), 53-54.

Rive, V. J. C. "Re Waiheke Marinas Ltd" (2015) Resource Management Bulletin, 11(3), 32-34.

Rive, V. J. C.  "Book Review: J. Bell, Climate Change and Coastal Development Law in Australia" (2014) Resource Management Journal, November 2014, 34-36.

Rive, V. J. C. (2014). Environmental legislation and policy priorities: what is on the horizon for 2015 and beyond?. Resource Management Bulletin, 10(16), 183-187.

Rive, V. J. C. (2014). Climate refugee, protected person and complementary protection claims under the microscope in New Zealand's Immigration and Protection Tribunal. Australia Environment Review, 29(9), 270-274.

Rive, V. J. C. (2013). RM reforms phase 2: return of the economists. Resource Management Bulletin, 10(1), 1-2.

Rive, V. J. C. (2013). Biodiversity offsets and compensation: another round. Resource Management Bulletin, 10(4), 44-48.

Rive, V. J. C. (2013). A climate law year in review. Resource Management Bulletin, 10(8), 87-88.

Rive, V. J. C. (2013). Biodiversity offsets and compensation: another round. Resource Management Bulletin, 10(4), 44-48.

Rive, V. J. C. (2013). Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Incorporated v Buller District Council and West Coast Regional Council [2013] NZHC 1324. Resource Management Bulletin, 10(5), 59-62.

Rive, V. J. C. (2013). Salmon Run: Final Hurdle for Aquaculture Plan Change and Consents. Resource Management Bulletin, 10(5), 73-75.

Book chapters


Rive, V. J. C. (2015). Safe harbours, closed borders? New Zealand legal and policy responses to climate displacement in the South Pacific in P. Martin, S. Bigdeli, T. Daya-Winterbottom, W. du Plessis, & A. Kennedy (Eds.), The Search for Environmental Justice.

Rive, V. J. C Environmental assessment in D. Nolan (Ed.), Environmental and Resource Management Law (5th ed. 2014), LexisNexis Wellington.

Rive, V. J. C.  Forests, trees, and native plants in D. Nolan (Ed.), Environmental and Resource Management Law (5th ed. 2014), LexisNexis Wellington.

Rive, V. J. C & P. Brosnahan  Landscape and visual in D. Nolan (Ed.), Environmental and Resource Management Law (5th ed. 2014), LexisNexis Wellington.
Rive, V. J. C. (2011) International Framework in Climate Change Law and Policy in New Zealand (pp. 50-77) Wellington: LexisNexis. (SSRN version here)

Rive, V. J. C. (2011) New Zealand Climate Change Regulation in Climate Change Law and Policy in New Zealand (pp. 166-213) Wellington: LexisNexis.

Cameron, A., & Rive, V. J. C. (2011) Emissions Trading: Setting the Scene in Climate Change Law and Policy in New Zealand (pp. 216-238). Wellington: LexisNexis.

Rive, V. J. C., & Weeks, T. (2011). Adaptation to Climate Change in New Zealand in A. Cameron (Ed.), Climate Change Law and Policy in New Zealand (pp. 346-372). Wellington: LexisNexis.

Cochrane, T., Antonczak, L., Guinibert, M., Mulrennan, D., Rive, V., & Withell, A. (2016). Principles for Designing Transformative Mobile Learning. In A. Murphy, H. Farley, & L. Dyson (Eds.), Making mLearning Last? Harnessing Trends and Challenging Orthodoxies (In review ed.). Springer.

Cochrane, T., Sissons, H., Mulrennan, D., & Rive, V. (2016). Journalism 2.0: Collaborative curriculum redesign. In D. Parsons (Ed.), Mobile and Blended Learning innovations for improved Learning Outcomes. IGI Global.

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