Carwyn Jones

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Senior Lecturer Faculty of Law


Teaching in 2020

Research interests

Treaty of Waitangi, Treaty settlements, Waitangi Tribunal, Maori and constitutional issues, rights of indigenous people at international law, indigenous governance, indigenous legal traditions, Māori Studies.


BA, LLB Well, MA York(Can), PhD Vic (British Columbia)


Carwyn is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki descent. His primary research interests relate to the Treaty of Waitangi and indigenous legal traditions. Before joining the faculty in 2006, Carwyn worked in a number of different roles at the Waitangi Tribunal, Māori Land Court, and the Office of Treaty Settlements. He is the author of New Treaty, New Tradition – Reconciling New Zealand and Maori Law (UBC Press, May 2016). Carwyn is the Co-Editor of the Māori Law Review and maintains a blog, Ahi-kā-roa, on legal issues affecting Māori and other indigenous peoples.

Areas of supervision

Current research

Carwyn’s research is currently focused on a major project exploring the legal traditions of Ngati Kahungunu (see ). He is also a member of a team of authors working on developing a comprehensive text addressing Maori dimensions of New Zealand law.

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Teaching in 2020