New Zealand Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

14 March 2011

The New Zealand Law Foundation has awarded Emeritus Professor Ben Boer its 2011 Distinguished Visiting Fellowship.

The purpose of the fellowship is to support the wider objectives of the NZ Law Foundation, and in particular to provide opportunities for the acquisition and diffusion of legal knowledge, and for practical legal training for practitioners and law students.

As part of the award, Ben will visit this year's host, the University of Waikato Law School, for several weeks in March and April, followed by short visits to the law schools of the University of Auckland, Auckland University of Technology, University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington.

(Unfortunately, the University of Canterbury in Christchurch will not be visited, due to the disruption caused by the recent earthquake.)

Ben will be giving a series of lectures and workshops on environmental law, focusing in particular on several of his current research interests, including protected areas law and climate change, human rights and environmental law, and the implementation of the World Heritage Convention at national level.

He will also be undertaking some field research on protected areas law on his travels.

Contact: Greg Sherington

Phone: +61 2 9351 0202

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