Professor Ceri Warnock

Professor Ceri Warnock

University of Otago Faculty of Law

LLB hons (Cardiff) LLM (Auck) MSt, D Phil (Oxon)

Ceri Warnock is a Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Otago.

Her primary research concerns environmental constitutionalism and explores in particular the impact of modern governmental ordering on theories for environmental adjudication. She was the recipient of the 2014 ‘New Zealand Law Foundation International Research Fellowship – Te Manatū a Ture o Aotearoa Te Karahipi Rangahau Ā Taiao’ for her work into legitimacy and specialist environment courts and tribunals. Outputs from that research project have been published in the Journal of Environmental Law, Public Law, Legal Studies, and in a monograph entitled Specialist Environment Courts and Tribunals: theorising environmental adjudication (Hart Bloomsbury, forthcoming 2020).

The book she wrote with Maree Baker-Galloway, Focus on Resource Management Law (LexisNexis, 2015), won the Resource Management Law Association award for excellence in publications. Ceri gave the Salmon Lecture in 2018 and spoke on the topic of ‘Environment and the Law: the Normative Force of Context’.

Ceri course manages and teaches Resource Management Law, Energy Law and Inter-disciplinary Aspects of Climate Change, and also contributes teaching to Public Law and LAWS101 The Legal System.

She has been a visiting lecturer at Kings College London, tutored at Hertford College, University of Oxford and prior to joining the Faculty of Law at Otago in 2006 practiced as a barrister in England and Wales.



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