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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)

Research & Editorial Experience

  • Research Assistant to Dr Sarah Nouwen, on the project "Peacemaking - What's law got to do with it?", Lauterpacht Centre for International Law (2016 - )
  • Editorial Assistant to Dr Julius Weitzdorfer and Prof Kristian Cedervall Lauta, "Fukushima and the Law" (2017)
  • 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 - )
  • Legal Intern, Interamerican Association for Environmental Defence (AIDA), Mexico City office (Jun-Aug 2015)
  • Judges' Clerk, High Court of New Zealand at Christchurch (Jan 2013 - Nov 2014)
  • Summer Clerk, Parliamentary Counsel Office, New Zealand (2011-2012)

Teaching Experience

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

Conference & Seminar Organisation

  • Colloquium Convenor, Cambridge Pro Bono Project (2016-2017)
  • Conference Assistant, OUP Handbook of Comparative Environmental Law Workshop, January 2017

​Voluntary Service

  • 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


Towards a legal norm regarding minority participation in international regulation


Dr Kate Miles; Prof Eyal Benvenisti

Representative Publications

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

  • 'Rights and representation of future generations: global catastrophic risk and intergenerational inequality' (2017) Cambridge Journal of Development Issues (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
  • '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

Conference Papers

  • 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