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Education CV


  • PhD in Law, Trinity College, University of Cambridge (2016-2019)
  • LLM (First Class Honours), Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge (2015-2016)
  • Hague Academy of International Law, Public International Law Summer Course (2016)
  • LLB (First Class Honours), University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2008-2012)
  • BSc in Physics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2008-2012)

Awards and Scholarships

  • Commonwealth Scholarship, 2016-2019
  • Whewell Scholarship for International Law, 2016
  • New Zealand Federation of Graduate Women Fellowship, 2016-2017
  • Honorary Bachelor Scholarship, Emmanuel College, 2016
  • Emmanuel College Prize, 2016

Professional Qualifications

  • Barrister and Solicitor, High Court of New Zealand (admitted 2013)

Academic-Related Experience

  • Research Affiliate, Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (CSER) (2017 - present)
  • Headnoter, International Law Reports (2017 - present)
  • Research Assistant to Dr Sarah Nouwen, "Peacemaking - What's law got to do with it?", Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (2016-2017)
  • Editorial Assistant to Dr Julius Weitzdorfer and Prof Kristian Cedervall Lauta, "Fukushima and the Law" (2017-2018)
  • Managing Editor, Cambridge International Law Journal (2016-2017)
  • General Editor, Cambridge Journal of International and Comparative Law (2015-2016)

Professional Experience

  • ENB Staff Writer, International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) (2017 - present)
  • Legal Intern, Interamerican Association for Environmental Defence (AIDA), Mexico City office (Jun-Aug 2015)
  • Judges' Clerk, High Court of New Zealand at (Jan 2013 - Nov 2014)
  • Summer Clerk, Parliamentary Counsel Office, New Zealand (2011-2012)

Teaching Experience

  • EU Environmental Law, undergraduate supervisions (Lent Term 2017, Lent Term 2018)

Administrative / Service Experience

  • Colloquium Convenor, Cambridge Pro Bono Project (2016-2017)
  • Conference Assistant, OUP Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law Workshop, January 2017
  • Conference Assistant, 'Experiments in International Adjudication' Workshop, September 2017
  • Secretary, Cambridge Pro Bono Project (2015-2016)
  • Women's Officer, Trinity College BA Society (2017-2018)
  • Green Officer, Emmanuel College MCR (2015-2016)

Fields of research

Public International Law, International Environmental Law, International Organisations, Law of Global Governance, Climate Change


International Organizations and Participation of Affected Others: A Right to be Heard


Dr Kate Miles and Prof Eyal Benvenisti (supervisors); Dr Sarah MH Nouwen (advisor)

Representative Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • ‘Safeguarding against Environmental Injustice: 1.5°C Scenarios, Negative Emissions, and Unintended Consequences’ (2018) 12 Carbon and Climate Law Review 23
  • ‘Representation of Future Generations in United Kingdom Policy-Making’ (2018) Futures (forthcoming) (with M O'Brien and T Ryan)
  • 'Wind energy and adverse visual impact litigation: a balance of local and global interests' (2016) 6 Climate Law 336
  • 'Trade in a 2030 Agenda-era: Fossil fuel subsidies and the WTO' (2016) 5(6) Bridges Africa 20 - translated into French in 'Le commerce dans l’ère de l’Agenda 2030 : les subventions aux combustibles fossiles et l’OMC' (2016) 17(1) Passerelles
  • 'The application of global carbon budget principles to Buller Coal: a critique' (2015) 11 Brookers Resource Management Bulletin 18
  • 'The Quake Outcasts' and the 'Third Source' of Government Power: Lessons for Recovery', in Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch (Freerange Press, 2014)
  • 'Fluoridation of water in New Zealand: a raft of litigation' [2015] New Zealand Law Journal 10
  • 'Geoengineering: New Challenges for Environmental Law' (2013) 3 NZLSJ 113

Edited Volume

  • Allan, Jennifer, Rishikesh Ram Bhandary, Alice Bisiaux, Pamela Chasek, Natalie Jones, Mari Luomi, Anna Schulz, Cleo Verkuijl and Bryndis Woods (eds), From Bali to Marrakech: A Decade of International Climate Negotiations (New York: IISD, 2017).

Conference Presentations

  • ‘Voice and Participation in International Organizations: Rights of Peoples and Minorities’ (Cambridge International Law Journal Conference, 3-4 April 2018)
  • NM Jones, T Ryan and M O'Brien 'Representation of Future Generations in United Kingdom Policy-Making' (UK Student Policy Forum, London, April 2017)
  • NM Jones, T Ryan and M O'Brien 'Rights and Representation of Future Generations: Challenges for Existential Risk Governance' (Cambridge Conference on Catastrophic Risk, December 2016)

Start Date

Oct 2016