Sam Campbell

Sam Campbell

Law Lecturer

Qualifications: LLB (Hons) BA Griff

About Sam

I am a Lecturer at Te Piringa, and I am currently finalising my PhD at the Faculty. I hold a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of International Relations from Griffith University. Prior to joining the University of Waikato, I practised as a solicitor at a world-leading commercial law firm in Australia, specialising in environmental, safety and broader regulatory litigation and strategy.



Papers Taught

Research Interests

My research is multidisciplinary, drawing from social science scholarship to inform legal analysis. I focus on cultural values and their intersection with legal regimes, particularly water, environmental, and broader regulatory laws. My work is published in leading international journals and by the American Bar Association. I am a peer reviewer for the official journal of the International Water Resources Association, Water International. I am also the PhD Co-Convenor of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Academy of Environmental Law.

Recent Publications

  • Campbell, S., & Gurney, L. (2020). Mapping and navigating ontologies in water governance: The case of the Ganges. Water International, 45(7-8), 847-864. doi:10.1080/02508060.2020.1812268

  • Samuel Campbell., & Afshin Akhtar-Khavari. (2016). Gaps and the Nature of Change in Global Governance. Journal of Global Faultlines, 3(1), 29. doi:10.13169/jglobfaul.3.1.0029

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Environmental Law; Resource Management; Sustainability

Water; Protected Areas.