Prof. Karen N. Scott holds a Chair in Law at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand. She previously lectured at the University of Nottingham in the UK before moving to New Zealand in 2006. Karen researches and teaches in the areas of the law of the sea, Antarctic law and policy and international environmental governance. She recently represented the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) at the First Expanded ASEAN Maritime Forum in the Philippines (October, 2012) and has run courses on the law of the sea for the Attorney General’s Department in Malaysia (2010 and 2007). Karen is currently co-editing (with Rothwell, Oude Elferink and Stephens) the Oxford Handbook on the Law of the Sea (OUP, forthcoming, 2014) and is the principal investigator in a project focusing on Oceans Governance in New Zealand funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation. Her current research projects focus on marine-related geoengineering, integrated marine environmental management, the law of the sea in the Polar regions (with Professor David VanderZwaag), compliance mechanisms in biodiversity instruments and treaties in international environmental law (with Professor Duncan French). Between 2009 and 2012 Karen was the General Editor of the New Zealand Yearbook of International Law. She is currently the Vice President of the Australian New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL).
"Marine Protected Areas in the Southern Ocean" in Alex Oude Elferink, Erik Molenaar and Donald R. Rothwell, The Law of the Sea and Polar Regions: Interaction between Global and Regional Regimes (forthcoming, Brill Academic Publishers, 2013).
"Regulating Ocean Fertilization under International Law: The Risks" (2013) Carbon & Climate Law Review (forthcoming).
"Transboundary Environmental Governance and Emerging Environmental Threats: Geo-engineering in the Marine Environment" in Simon Marsden and Robin Warner (eds), Transboundary Environmental Governance in Inland, Coastal and Marine Areas: Asia and Australian Perspectives (Ashgate Publishing, 2012) 223 – 245
"Conservation on the High Seas: Developing the Concept of the High Seas Marine Protected Area" (2012) International Journal of Marine and Coastal Law (Special Issue: The 1982 Law of the Sea Convention at 30) 849 – 857.
"Like an Edgar Allen Poe Bride: Safety of Shipping in the Southern Ocean" 16 (2010) International Journal of Maritime Law 21 – 44.
"Maritime Security in the Southern Ocean" in Natalie Klein, Joanna Mossop and Donald R. Rothwell (eds), Maritime Security, International Law: Perspectives from Australia and New Zealand (Routledge, 2009) 117 – 137.
"Defending the World Below the Brine: Managing Alien Invasive Species under the 2004 Ballast Water Convention - A New Zealand Perspective" (2008) International Journal of Maritime Law 307 – 330.
"From the Lakes to the Oceans: Reforming Water Resource Management Regimes in New Zealand" 17 (2006) The Journal of Water Law 231 – 245.
"Tilting at Offshore Windmills: Regulating Wind-Farm Development within the REZ" Journal of Environmental Law 18 (2006) 89 – 118.