Khylee Quince

Associate Professor, Director of Maori and Pacific Advancement

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 – ext: 5104



  • BA/LLB (Hons) Auckland
  • LLM (First Class) Auckland

Memberships and Affiliations:

  • Co-Director AUT Centre for Indigenous Rights and Law
  • Te Hunga Roia Maori o Aotearoa


I have been privileged to oversee academic and pastoral support for Maori and Pasifika law students for most of my 20-year academic career.

In 2014 I was honoured to receive a National Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for Sustained Excellence, following Faculty of Law and University of Auckland Teaching Awards for the previous year.

Teaching Areas:

  • Criminal law and justice
  • Youth Justice
  • Maori Legal Issues

Research Areas:

  • Criminal law and justice
  • Youth Justice
  • Maori and the law
  • Restorative justice and therapeutic jurisprudence
  • Legal teaching

Research Summary:

My core area of research focus is Maori and criminal justice – including imprisonment and Maori female and youth offenders.

Current Research Projects:

  • Maori and intoxication – commissioned book chapter
  • Maori female offenders – commissioned book chapter
  • Nga Kooti Rangatahi – interdisciplinary research project
  • Indigenous Legal Education for Aotearoa – joint research collaboration
  • Maori and Oranga Tamariki – joint research collaboration


  1. Khylee Quince, “Rangatahi Courts” in A Deckert and R Sarre (ed) The Australia and New Zealand Handbook of Criminology (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).
  2. Khylee Quince and Julia Tolmie, “Police v Kawiti” in E McDonald, R Powell, M Stephens and R Hunter (eds) Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand, Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope (Hart Publishing, 2018).
  3. Khylee Quince, “Teaching Indigenous and Minority Students and Perspectives in Criminal Law” in K Gledhill and B Livings (eds) The Teaching of Criminal Law: The Pedagogical Imperatives (Routledge, 2017).
  4. S Black, J Kidd, K Thom, A Mills, T McIntosh and K Quince, “Researching Nga Kooti Rangatahi: Koia te Hangaitanga, That’s the Right Way” The Ethnographic Edge v1 (2017) 33-45.
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