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Based in Hamilton, Simon Schofield works on a day to day basis in employment and environmental law. Simon studied law and history at the University of Canterbury obtaining a LLB(Hons)(2nd Class Div I)/BA(Hons) (1st Class) LLM (1st Class). He received a University of Canterbury Masters Scholarship to complete his LLM thesis “The Law of Climate Change Mitigation in New Zealand” under Professor Elizabeth Toomey which is freely available from this website.

Simon is an avid follower of climate change law. He also takes a keen interest in New Zealand legal history especially first wave feminism. Simon has worked as a summer clerk at Gawith Burridge in Masterton and at Canterbury Community Law as a volunteer. He has provided research assistance in Royal Forest and Bird Protection Society of New Zealand Inc v Buller Coal Ltd [2012] NZRMA 552 and has worked in opposition to Genesis Energy’s proposed Castle Hill wind farm. In 2009, Simon undertook research to investigate drug testing and an athlete’s privacy in a summer scholarship and has published on sports betting in New Zealand. In 2011, Simon was awarded the Thesis in 3 Competition Winner for Law at the University of Canterbury.