Claudia Geiringer

Kaikōmihana | Commissioner
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Claudia Geiringer

Professor Claudia Geiringer holds the Chair in Public Law at Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington (a role from which she is currently on leave). She has previously served in a number of roles including Crown Counsel at New Zealand’s Crown Law Office, acting Special Counsel for Human Rights at the Victorian Government Solicitor’s Office in Australia, Director of the New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Te Herenga Waka, and contract historian working on Wai 45 the Muriwhenua Land Claim. 

During her career, Claudia has practiced, taught and published on numerous aspects of public law including bill of rights/human rights, electoral law, parliamentary practice, reception of international law, citizenship and immigration, social security, and comparative constitutional law. She has a BA (Hons) in history from University of Otago, an LLB from Te Herenga Waka and an LLM from University of Columbia.

Claudia is a Fellow Ahurei of the Royal Society Te Apārangi and a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.