Mai Chen becomes Adjunct Professor at the Auckland Law School

23 October 2014

Auckland University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Stuart McCutcheon, has appointed Mai Chen as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Law from January 2015. Mai is already an Adjunct Professor at the University, having held this role in the Auckland Business School for the last four years. She will continue as an Adjunct Professor in the Law Faculty and Dean Andrew Stockley welcomed her appointment:

“Mai is one of New Zealand’s best-known lawyers with particular expertise in constitutional and administrative law, judicial review, regulatory issues, and public policy and law reform. She brings a wealth of connections with government, business and policy makers. She has taught on the Master of Laws programme here at Auckland, was a Faculty member at the Victoria University law school, and is widely published.”

Mai’s most recent books are Public Law Toolbox (about to be published in a second edition) and Transforming Auckland: The Creation of the Auckland City Council. She is a prominent commentator on public law and other legal issues. She co-founded and is the Managing Partner of Chen Palmer, the first law firm to specialise in public law in Australasia and repeatedly voted New Zealand’s top public law firm in the New Zealand Law Awards. She has also worked at the International Labour Organisation in Geneva and been a member of the Securities Commission and many other public and private entity boards.

Among other accomplishments, Mai was the inaugural chair of New Zealand Global Women, and is the inaugural chair of New Zealand Asian Leaders. She has a First Class Honours degree in Law from Otago University, and a Master of Laws degree from the Harvard Law School.