Professor - Law Programmes
Phone: 09 921 9999 ext 5918
Room WY 610
Level 6, AUT Law School Building
120 Mayoral Drive
Auckland Central 1010
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
Auckland University of Technology
Private Bag 92006
BA, University of Oxford
LLM, University of Virginia
PGCert AcadPrac, University of Auckland
Kris Gledhill was a barrister in London from 1989 to 2006, appearing in criminal and public law matters, including in various precedent setting cases in the European Court of Human Rights, the House of Lords and the Court of Appeal; he also sat as a Tribunal Judge on mental health cases. At the same time, he maintained an academic career, teaching part-time at various institutions, including University College Oxford and New York Law School. He wrote several articles and three books whilst in practice.
He came to New Zealand in 2006 to undertake further academic work, before accepting a lectureship at Auckland University Law School. He joined AUT in March 2016, where he teaches criminal law, international human rights law and clinical legal education, as well as criminal law electives and postgraduate courses. He is also the Director of the Postgraduate Programme and the Director of Clinical Legal Education.
Kris has been trusted by various publishers to write or edit books in different areas of law, as well as writing many book chapters and academic articles. His contribution to his main area of interest, mental health law, has been recognised by his appointment as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Mental Health and Capacity Law. He is also the General Editor of the New Zealand Criminal Law Review and Series Editor of the Legal Pedagogy Series for Routledge Publishing.
Criminal Law and Commercial Criminal Law
International Human Rights Law
Clinical Legal Education
Mental Health Law
Human Rights Law
Comparative Criminal Law
Forensic risk assessment and the regulation of its use in the legal arena.
Comparative human rights law, particularly its impact on mental health law.