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- PhD Law Auckland
- JD Wisconsin
- MA Toronto
- BA Wisconsin
Memberships and Affiliations:
This is my second stint at AUT. I previously worked at Curtin University Law School in Perth Western Australia. Prior to my stay in Perth, I worked at City University of Hong Kong.
- Local Government
- Indigenous law
- Human rights
- Human Rights
- Comparative Indigenous Law
- Environmental Law
- Legal History
- Corporate law
My research interests are quite broad. So much is so interesting! I am currently doing a significant amount of research on the legal history of New Zealand, Australia, the United States and Canada. I have also been in Taiwan and in Hong Kong working on various issues concerning indigenous hunting and fishing rights.
I view the law as the complex result of political, social, economic and ethical factors. As a result, the context and underlying policy is an important element in analysing legal phenomena. Nevertheless because I used to practice law I continue to appreciate the importance of black letter rules and analysis.
Current Research Projects:
- Taiwanese Indigenous Hunting and Gathering Rights
- Deforestation in 19th Century Canada, Australia, United States and New Zealand
- 2016 “Historical Justice: Apologies and the State-Aboriginal Reconciliation Process”
- 2016 International Austronesian Conference Reconciliation, Coexistence, and Sustainability, Council of Indigenous Peoples, ROC, Taiwan, Nov. 24-28, Conference Proceedings
- 2016 “The legal recognition of indigenous interests in Japan and Taiwan”, with Dr Gao Xiang and Professor Mitsuhiko Takahashi, Asia Pacific Law Review, 24:1, 60-82
- 2015 “The Law of Native American Hunting Fishing and Gathering Rights outside of Reservation Boundaries in Canada and the United States,” Canada-United States Law Journal, 39:39-68
- 2015 Hong Kong Encyclopedia of Forms and Precedents, Companies: General, co-authored with Wu Chi Kuen Simon, Nexis/Lexis, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
- 2014 “Human Rights, Procedural Protections and the Social Construction of Mental Illness: Involuntary Civil Commitment under China’s New Mental Health Law,” Australian Journal of Asian Law 15(1)
- Taiwan MOFA Fellowship 2016