Professor Barry Barton

Professor, Research Centre Director - CEREL (Law)

Qualifications: BA LLB (Hons) Auckland LLM British Columbia

About Me

Professor Barton graduated from the University of Auckland with a BA in Geography and an LLB (Hons) and practiced law in Auckland for some years. At the University of British Columbia, in Vancouver, Canada, he completed an LLM under Professor Andrew Thompson.

Professor Barton then went on to the Canadian Institute of Resources Law, based in the Faculty of Law of the University of Calgary. Over a period of seven years, his research included legal aspects of water, oil and gas, surface rights, northern and indigenous issues and mining. In 1991, he moved back to New Zealand to come to the new School of Law at Waikato University.

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.


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

  • Barton, B. J. (2016). Electric Vehicles Policy Announcement. New Zealand Law Journal, 7, 268-270.

  • Barton, B., & Schütte, P. (2016). Electric vehicles: Promoting improvements in transport. New Zealand Law Journal, (1), 6-10.

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

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Contact Details

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

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