Noel Cox

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The Reverend Dr
Noel Cox
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Born (1965-06-03) 3 June 1965 (age 50)
Auckland, New Zealand
Occupation lawyer, academic and priest
Nationality New Zealand
Alma mater University of Auckland

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


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


Cox earned Bachelor and Master of Laws from the University of Auckland, a Master of Theology, a Master of Arts in ecclesiastical law, a Licence in Theology from the University of Wales Lampeter, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Political Studies. His main field of research has been constitutional law. In 2004 he was elected a Fellow of The Royal Historical Society 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.