Mr Jayden Jesse Kevin Houghton

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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 Māori political authority, intellectual property rights for the protection of traditional knowledge, the principle of partnership in Waitangi Tribunal claims, and the rationality of the colonial legislature.

Jayden has responsibility for the tutorial curriculum used in the Māori and Pacific tutorial programmes. He also has extensive experience working on law journals, including the Auckland University Law Review, Public Interest Law Journal and New Zealand Law Review

Jayden lectures for LAW 301 Land Law and LAWPUBL 422 Contemporary Tiriti/Treaty Issues. In previous years, he has taken classes and marked for LAW 121G Law and Society, LAW 131 Legal Method, LAW 201 Criminal Law, LAW 298 Legal Research, Writing and Communication, LAW 306 Equity, LAW 316 Jurisprudence and LAW 399 Legal Research 2.

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 301 Land Law

LAWPUBL 422 Contemporary Tiriti/Treaty Issues

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

Office hours as announced in lectures or by appointment.