Professor Dr. Petra BUTLER, LL.M.

Dr. iur. Petra ButlerProfessor, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

P etra BUTLER is an Associate Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand and Associate Director of the New Zealand Centre of Public Law. Her research interests are international commercial law, in particular the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”), comparative law, and human rights (domestic and international). She has published extensively in those areas, including together with Andrew BUTLER, The New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990: a commentary (Lexis Nexis, 2006) and together with the late Professor Peter Schlechtriem, UN Law on International Sales (Springer, 2008).

Dr. Petra BUTLER is New Zealand’s CLOUT correspondent for the CISG and the United Nations Convention on the Use of Electronic Communications in International Contracts. Petra has held visiting appointments at the Chinese University of Political Science and Law (Beijing), the University of Melbourne, the University of Adelaide, Bucerius Law School (Hamburg), Universidad de Navarra (Pamplona), and Northwestern University Law School (Chicago). She also has been involved in various roles in the Vis Moot for over 10 years.