Karen Scott MC Member - New Zeland

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).