Seven New Faculty Appointments

14 April 2015

Dean Andrew Stockley has announced seven new appointments to the Faculty of Law: Craig Elliffe and Warren Swain as Professors, Chris Noonan as an Associate Professor, Andrew Erueti as a Senior Lecturer, and An Hertogen, Anna Hood and Jane Norton as Lecturers. Chris Noonan and Andrew Erueti have just taken up their positions and the others will do so during the next few months.

The Dean commented that he was pleased that with these appointments “we will add to areas of strength in the Law School such as public and international law as well as bolstering our corporate and commercial law profile. The new members of staff will be able to cover areas of teaching need such as legal writing, law and society, equity, company law, competition law, commercial law, contract, Treaty of Waitangi, and Maori legal issues as well as offering electives such as immigration and refugee law, and rights and freedoms. We will be able to provide back up and more extensive offerings in tax, including at the postgraduate level.”

“This number of appointments has enabled us to bring in some exciting new and emerging scholars, as well as new hires with significant and highly regarded publication records, and with extensive connections with the profession and the judiciary. The senior appointments all have strong records of significant service and will be able to take on major roles in the Faculty in the future.”

Craig Elliffe

Craig Elliffe is currently a Professor in the Commercial Law Department of the Faculty of Business and Economics and has recently served as Acting Head of Department. During the six years he has been a professor he has published 24 refereed journal articles and his book International and Cross-Border Taxation in New Zealand is about to be published. He is the only New Zealander to have been appointed to the Permanent Scientific Committee of the International Fiscal Association. He was previously a Partner at Chapman Tripp and before that a Partner at KPMG. He has LLB (Honours) and BCom degrees from Otago and an LLM (Hons) from Cambridge.

Warren Swain

Warren Swain is currently an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Law School where he teaches Contract, Legal History, and Remedies. He is the Director of Research Higher Degrees at the Queensland Law School. He has published extensively in legal history and private law and his book The Law of Contract 1670-1870 is about to be published by Cambridge University Press. He has previously been a Faculty member of the Birmingham and Durham Law Schools. He has a BA, BCL, and DPhil from Oxford.


Chris Noonan

Chris Noonan has been an Associate Professor in the Commercial Law Department of the Faculty of Business and Economics where he has taught Competition law, Company Law, Securities Law, and World Trade Regulation. He has published extensively in these areas and his book The Emerging Principles of International Competition Law was published by Oxford University Press. He is currently the Head of Department of Commercial Law. From 2010 to 2011 he was Chief Trade Adviser for the Forum Island Countries (13 of the South Pacific states). He has an LLB and PhD from Auckland.


Andrew Erueti

Andrew Erueti has been a Senior Lecturer at the Waikato Law School. His main research interests are the Treaty of Waitangi, Maori land law, Maori customary law, human rights and indigenous rights. He has recently won a major Nga Pae o te Maramatanga research grant. He has worked at Kensington Swan, been a member of the Victoria University law faculty, and worked for Amnesty International in London and Geneva as its adviser on indigenous rights. He has acted for hapu and iwi in the Maori Land Court, the Waitangi Tribunal, and in international human rights treaty bodies. He has an LLB from Canterbury, an LLM from Victoria, and is currently submitting his SJD thesis at the University of Toronto.


An Hertogen

An Hertogen has tutored Law and Society, Legal Method and Jurisprudence at the Auckland Law Faculty and last year taught the Commercial Law course. She has recently won a Marsden Fast-Start Award. Her research interests focus on the regulation of economic activity by states and include financial regulation, competition law, and the Fair Trading Act. She gained her undergraduate and Master of Laws degrees from KU Leuven. She has an LLM from Columbia and a PhD from Auckland. She has also worked at Linklaters in Brussels.


Anna Hood

Anna Hood is currently a Lecturer at the Melbourne Law School where she has taught Business Law, Dispute Resolution and Civil Litigation, Legal Method, and Human Rights Law. Her main research interests are in public and international public law, particularly international human rights law, the law of security and disarmament. She has a BA, LLB (Hons) and PhD from Melbourne and an LLM from NYU.


Jane Norton

Jane Norton is currently a Lecturer at the Birmingham Law School where she has taught Public Law and the Law of Trusts and Equity. Her book The Freedom of Religious Organizations is about to be published by Oxford University Press. She has BA and LLB (Hons) degrees from Auckland, an LLM from Columbia, and a DPhil from Oxford.