University of Waikato Faculty of Law
Trevor Daya-Winterbottom joined the Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, in 2003 as a Senior Lecturer, where his teaching, research and consultancy focus on administrative law and aspects of international, comparative and domestic environmental law. He holds a BA (Hons) in Law from the Times Higher Education top 100 under 50 ranked Liverpool John Moores University, where highlights of the degree course included studying public international law with Professor Malcolm Shaw QC and Professor Patrick Thornberry CMG, and studying jurisprudence with the renowned Jewish legal scholar, Professor Bernard Jackson.
He also holds a Diplôme in human rights law from the prestigious Institut International des Droits de l’Homme (Strasbourg) founded by Nobel laureate René Cassin, and was a member of the very first cohort to graduate with an MA in Environmental Law from De Montfort University, Leicester. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, a Member of the Royal Society of New Zealand, a Legal Associate of the Royal Town Planning Institute, a Member of the IUCN World Commission on Environmental Law, and a Member of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law. He was called to the Bar of England and Wales by Lincoln’s Inn in 1985.
Before joining the Faculty in 2003, he held a variety of positions in New Zealand and the United Kingdom including practicing with the national law firm Chapman Tripp, as a regional solicitor with the Department of Conservation, as a policy analyst with Waitakere City Council, as principal lawyer for Cambridge City Council, and as a supervisor in land use planning law at the Department of Land Economy in the University of Cambridge.