Noel Cox

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Noel Cox
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Born (1965-06-03) 3 June 1965 (age 51)
Auckland, New Zealand
Nationality New Zealand
Alma mater
Occupation Lawyer, legal scholar and priest
Religion Anglican
Church Church in Wales
  • 2012 (deacon)
  • 2013 (priest)

Noel Cox FRHistS (born 3 June 1965) is a New Zealand-born lawyer, legal scholar, and Anglican priest.


Cox was raised in Auckland, New Zealand.[1] He is an advocate of the monarchy in New Zealand.[2]


Cox earned an LLB and an LLM degree from the University of Auckland, an MTh degree, an MA degree in ecclesiastical law, an LTh from the University of Wales Lampeter, and a PhD degree in Political Studies. His main field of research has been constitutional law. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS) for his work on Commonwealth jurisprudence.[1]

Starting in 2010 he was a professor and Head of the Department of Law and Criminology at Aberystwyth University, Wales,[3] but was dismissed on May 22, 2014, due to alleged breaches of University financial and data protection regulations, and according to a statement by the university, a breach of the University's duty of care towards a member of staff.[2]

He was ordained as a deacon in the Church in Wales in June 2012 and a priest in June 2013.[4]


Cox authored over 100 academic papers and four books.[1] Among them:

A series of monographs republish the majority of his refereed journal articles and book chapters, as well as some other legal publications:

  • The law of the church in the twenty-first century: Essays on law and religion (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013; ISBN 978-1-4927-5859-4) 304 pages;
  • Essays on Constitutional Law: with particular emphasis on the Crown (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013; ISBN 978-1-4937-5933-0) 728 pages;
  • Collected Essays: Part 1 (Ardwyn House Publishing, Aberystwyth, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4944-5657-3) 568 pages;
  • Collected Essays: Part 2 (Ardwyn House Publishing, Aberystwyth, 2014; ISBN 978-1-4947-3303-2) 688 pages.