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Contact details +64 (06) 356 9099  ext. 83644

Gill James LLB, LLM(Hons), DipTESL

Lecturer in Planning Law

School of People, Environment and Planning

I have worked on many amendments to the Resource Management Act 1991 (eg the 2004 aquaculture law reforms) and on the early oceans policy. My most recent public sector role was as a legislative drafter with the Parliamentary Counsel Office where I drafted the Environmental Protection Authority Act 2011 and the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012. I have a continuing interest in New Zealand public law.

I have had a nearly 30 year career as a lawyer in the public sector (the Treasury, the Office of the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, the Ministry for the Environment, and the Parliamentary Counsel Office).

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Professional

Contact details

  • Location: 3.28A, Social Sciences Tower
    Campus: Turitea

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws - Canterbury university (1981)
  • Masters of Laws - Victorial University of Wellington (1997)
  • Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language - Victoria University of Wellington (1987)

Research Expertise

Research Interests

Decision-making under the Exclusive Economic Zone and Continental Shelf (Environmental Effects) Act 2012

Law of the Sea

Thematics

Resource Development and Management

Area of Expertise

Field of research codes
Environmental and Natural Resources Law (180111): Law (180100): Law And Legal Studies (180000)

Keywords

planning resource management environmental law

Supervision and Teaching

Courses Coordinated

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