Professor of Law and Former Dean of Law, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Mag. jur., University of Auckland, 1986
LL.B., University of Auckland, 1977
Paul Rishworth is a professor of law and a former dean of law at the University of Auckland in New Zealand. He practised law from 1977 to 1986, joining the Auckland Law School in 1987. He specializes in constitutional law and human rights, and has written widely on human rights law, including as a co-author (with Huscroft, Optican and Mahoney) of The New Zealand Bill of Rights (Oxford, Melbourne, 2003).
Rishworth has provided constitutional and human rights advice to Pacific states as well as to New Zealand institutions, and serves as the attorney-general for the Pitcairn Islands.
His current research is in comparative constitutional human rights law. He will teach a course at the Law School in Spring 2014 on the US Bill of Rights in comparative perspective – with particular regard to related developments in human rights law throughout the common law world (the United Kingdom, Canada, Australasia and the Pacific).