Mr Jayden Jesse Kevin Houghton

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LAW 298 Instructor


Jayden Houghton is of Rereahu Maniapoto (King Country). Jayden’s research interests include property theory, copyright law, indigenous rights, and legal history. He is currently writing on intellectual property rights for the protection of traditional knowledge, orders for the destruction of a work, dual public domains, the Waitangi Tribunal’s vision for Māori commissions, and the rationality of the colonial legislature.

Jayden serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Auckland University Law Review. He is also the Academic Director for the Public Interest Law Journal and has extensive experience editing for other law journals, including the New Zealand Law Review.

Jayden is currently teaching in the LAW 298 Legal Research, Writing and Communication and LAWPUBL 422 Contemporary Tiriti/Treaty Issues courses. He also has responsibility for the tutorial curriculum used in the Māori and Pacific tutorial programmes. In previous years, Jayden, as a Professional Teaching Fellow, tutored and marked for LAW 121G Law and Society, LAW 131 Legal Method, LAW 201 Criminal Law, LAW 306 Equity and LAW 316 Jurisprudence.

Jayden graduated as a Senior Scholar in 2016 and received a large number of University prizes, awards and scholarships. He has been a judge and moderator for numerous law moots and client interviews. He has also served on various committees around the university and continues to serve as a trustee for land in the King Country.

Teaching | Current

LAW 298 Legal Research, Writing and Communication

LAWPUBL 422 Contemporary Tiriti/Treaty Issues

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​Room 521, Building 810, 1–11 Short Street, Auckland