Mark Bennett

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Senior Lecturer Faculty of Law


Teaching in 2020

Research interests

Legal philosophy


BA, LLB(Hons), LLM Well, LLM Harv, SJD Toronto


Mark teaches and researches mainly in the law of property, trusts law, and jurisprudence, but also has interests in legal aspects of regulation, and the rights of indigenous peoples. A selection of Mark’s publications in these areas can be found below.

Mark returned to Victoria University of Wellington in 2010, where he undertook his undergraduate education. After graduating with an LLB(Hons) and a BA in Classics and Sociology, Mark took up a position as an Assistant Lecturer in the Law Faculty, completing an LLM with Distinction at the same time. Following this, he was awarded the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship to study for an LLM at Harvard Law School. He then undertook doctoral studies at the University of Toronto, supported by a Connaught Fellowship. His thesis ‘Legal positivism and the Rule of Law: the Hartian Response to Fuller's Challenge’ examines the competing understandings of the concept of 'the rule of law' in contemporary legal philosophy.

Areas of research and supervision interest

Selection of publications

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Teaching in 2020