Dr Carwyn Jones – co-editor of the Māori Law Review
Carwyn is of Ngāti Kahungunu and Te Aitanga-a-Māhaki descent.
His primary research interests relate to the Treaty of Waitangi and indigenous legal traditions and he has written articles and chapters in scholarly publications on these subjects.
In November 2014 Carwyn’s research project Exploring Māori legal traditions: Te hōpara i ngā tikanga ture Māori was awarded a Marsden Fund Fast-Start Grant. He will focus on identifying Māori legal principles from a range of cultural expressions such as waiata (songs), whakairo (carvings), karakia (prayers/chants), and kōrero pūrākau (stories).
Before joining the faculty of law at Victoria University in 2006, Carwyn worked in a number of different roles at the Waitangi Tribunal, Māori Land Court, and the Office of Treaty Settlements. He completed a PhD at the University of Victoria, British Columbia. His dissertation is entitled ‘The Treaty of Waitangi Settlement Process in Māori Legal History.’
Carwyn also maintains a blog, Ahi-kā-roa, on legal issues affecting Māori and other indigenous peoples.
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