Paul Shenkin

Senior Lecturer

Phone: (09) 921 9999 ext 5532


Physical Address:
Law School
Room WY 522
Level 6, 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


LLB (Hons)(Auck.), LLM (Lond.)


After a period teaching LLB at London University and working in a medical negligence practice in the United Kingdom, I returned to New Zealand. One of my great regrets is turning down the London School of Economics when they offered me a temporary lectureship in Taxation Law.

I joined a commercial practice in Auckland which I discovered soon enough was not for me. I tutored Equity at the University of Auckland Law School before accepting a full time position in the Business School’s Department of Commercial Law. There I remained for 15 years teaching a diversity of subjects, including Contract Law, European Law, International Business Litigation (at Masters level) and, for a long period of time, Introduction to Law in the B Com.

I joined AUT Law School in its second year of operation (2010) and found myself involved heavily in the delivery of workshops, a feature of our programme that I believe is much to be admired.

My outside interests include sports (principally cricket, a sport in which I officiate), travel and history.

Teaching Areas:

Law of Torts, Criminal Law, Media Law

Research Areas:

Torts and Private International Law