Auckland Law Professor becomes Member of the Order of the British Empire

25 January 2016
Professor Paul Rishworth

Professor Paul Rishworth QC has been made a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Overseas List of the British New Year Honours.

He received the award for his legal services as Attorney-General of the Pitcairn Islands, an office which he held from 2007 to 2015.

Professor Rishworth is currently a Senior Crown Counsel in the Constitutional and Human Rights Section at Crown Law, Wellington, but continues to hold a fractional appointment at the Law School, teaching in the postgraduate programme. In 2016 he is to teach a 15 point course on Equality and Anti-Discrimination law.