Professor Philip Joseph - School of Law - University of Canterbury - New Zealand

Professor Philip JosephProfessor Philip Joseph




  • LLB (Hons) (Canterbury)
  • LLM (Br Col)
  • LLD (Canterbury)
  • Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Contact Details

Room 317 Business and Law
Phone: +64 3 369 3759
Extension: 93759

Postal address

School of Law
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
New Zealand


Philip Joseph's principal teaching and research interests are in Public Law. He lectures the undergraduate Public Law course, is course convener for the Treaty of Waitangi course, and supervises undergraduate Honours students in Public Law. He is also Associate Dean in charge of postgraduate studies and supervises students engaged in Public Law research in the LLM programme.
Philip Joseph has written the leading text Constitutional and Administrative Law in New Zealand (2nd ed) and has published widely in his field.

In 2004 he was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws in recognition of the contribution made by his text and other published writings

He consults for the law firm Russell McVeagh and acts as adviser to sundry government organisations, including Parliament’s select committees, the Law Commission and various government departments. He regularly chairs the Public Law Conferences organised annually in Wellington.

Philip is a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Public Law Review (Sydney) and New Zealand Journal of Public and International Law (Wellington), and is a Contributing Editor to the New Zealand Law Review (Auckland).

Research Profile