Jane Kelsey

Law professor, Author

1975 –


Who is Jane Kelsey?

Elizabeth Jane Kelsey is a professor of law at the University of Auckland and a prominent critic of globalisation.

Jane Kelsey has an MPhil from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from the University of Auckland. She has worked at the University of Auckland since 1979 and was appointed to a personal Chair in Law in 1997. At Cambridge "left-thinking Marxist scholars ... taught her the political theory that ... underpins her daily work".

She is a key member of the Action Resource Education Network of Aotearoa, and is actively involved in researching and speaking out against the World Trade Organisation, the International Monetary Fund, free trade and corporate-led globalisation. She is also actively involved in campaigning for the New Zealand Government's full recognition of the Treaty of Waitangi and opposed the controversial seabed and foreshore legislation.

Kelsey is an outspoken critic of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade talks, of which New Zealand is a part.

Kelsey took part in actions over the 1981 Springbok tour.

We need you!

Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!

  • New Zealand
  • University of Cambridge
  • University of Auckland
  • University of Auckland

on July 23, 2013


Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:


"Jane Kelsey." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2022. Web. 7 Aug. 2022. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/jane_kelsey>.

Discuss this Jane Kelsey biography with the community:


    Browse Biographies.net