Professor Barry Barton
Professor, Research Centre Director - CEREL (Law)
Qualifications: BA LLB (Hons) Auckland LLM British Columbia
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.
- Environmental Law
- Natural Resources Law
- Energy Law
Professor Barton welcomes applications for doctoral and graduate supervision for any subject within these areas.
Barton, B., & Morin, C. (2019). Mine and minerals. Canada: LexisNexis.
Barton, B. (2019). Canadian Law of Mining (2nd ed.). B. Barton (Ed.), Canada: LexisNexis.
Barton, B., & Campion, J. S. (2018). Climate change legislation: Law for sound climate policy making. In D. Zillman, L. Godden, L. Paddock, & M. Roggenkamp (Eds.), Innovation in Energy Law and Technology: Dynamic Solutions for Energy Transitions. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/oso/9780198822080.003.0002
Barton, B., & Schütte, P. (2017). Electric vehicle law and policy: a comparative analysis. Journal of Energy & Natural Resources Law, 35(2), 147-170. doi:10.1080/02646811.2017.1262087 Open Access version: https://hdl.handle.net/10289/11145
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Climate; Environmental Law; Environmental Politics; Law; Natural Resources
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