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Professor Barry Barton

Professor, Research Centre Director - CEREL (Law)

Qualifications: BA LLB (Hons) Auckland LLM British Columbia

About Me

Barry Barton’s field of research is energy and natural resources law, and his interests extend into environmental law and property law. His specific research interests at the present are in the law concerning mining, innovative uses of the subsurface (carbon capture and storage, geothermal minerals), energy usage (demand side management, efficiency, housing, transport), and climate change mitigation.

He studied law and geography at the University of Auckland, practised law in Auckland, and went to Canada for postgraduate studies at the University of British Columbia. He went on to the Canadian Institute of Resources Law, before moving back to New Zealand to join the new School of Law at Waikato in 1991. He is a member of the International Bar Association Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law, and a director of the Environmental Defence Society.

Papers I Teach

Research Supervised

Research Interests

  1. Environmental Law
  2. Natural Resources Law
  3. Energy Law

Professor Barton welcomes applications for doctoral and graduate supervision for any subject within these areas.

Keywords

Climate; Environmental Law; Environmental Politics; Law; Natural Resources

Recent Publications

  • Barrera-Hernández, L., Barton, B. J., Godden, L., Lucas, A., & Rønne, A. (2017). Sharing the Costs and Benefits of Energy and Resource Activity: a new book by SEERIL’s Academic Advisory Group. Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law. doi:10.1080/02646811.2017.1293905 Open Access version: hdl:10289/11148

  • Field, B., Barton, B. J., Funnell, R., Higgs, K., Nichol, A., & Seebeck, H. (2017). Managing potential interactions of subsurface resources. Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Part A: Journal of Power and Energy. doi:10.1177/0957650917717628 Open Access version: hdl:10289/11212

  • Barton, B., & Schütte, P. (2016). Electric vehicles: Promoting improvements in transport. New Zealand Law Journal, (1), 6-10. Open Access version: hdl:10289/11147

  • Barton, B. (2016). Different kinds of argument for applying property law to resource consents. Resource Management Journal, 2016(April), 1-4. Retrieved from http://www.rmla.org.nz/librarydoc/index/category/3 Open Access version: hdl:10289/10276

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Name  Extn.  Username  Room  Department
Barton, Prof Barry 4187 barton N.4.03 Law, Faculty of

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