LLB (Hons) (Canterbury), Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand
Room 311 Business and Law
Phone: +64 3 369 3741
School of Law
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
David Round's interests lie in the fields of Legal History, Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Environmental Law. He is intrigued by the common underlying ideas and connexions between seemingly very different fields of thought and activity. He was prompted to write Truth or Treaty? Commonsense Questions about the Treaty of Waitangi (Canterbury University Press, 1998) by concerns about the effect of Treaty claims on the conservation estate, and, observing environmental problems in their wider social and constitutional setting, often perceives conflicting attitudes and aspirations which make their resolution a complicated matter.
He continues to write regularly on Treaty and racial and cultural conflicts, both in academic articles and (mostly) in more accessible media, but has also been published recently in academic journals on South Island high country pastoral lease issues, endangered species law and more generally on the future of environmental law.
A keen tramper, he is a former National President of Federated Mountain Clubs (FMC), and a Trustee of the Maurice White Native Forest Trust and the Canterbury Te Araroa trust. He is also a member of the Canterbury/Aoraki Conservation Board.