Professor Howell brings expertise in the areas of intellectual property law, education, research, finance and inter-disciplinary teams.
Professor Howell joined the Faculty of Law as Assistant Professor in 1980 and was promoted to Professor in 1993. From 1977 to 1979, he was a part-time tutor at Victoria University of Wellington, and he was a Teaching Fellow at the University of Illinois from 1979 to 1980. Professor Howell was co-director of the International Intellectual Property Summer Program from 2002-2007 and he currently teaches Property, Intellectual Property, Private International Law (Conflict of Laws) and Managing Intellectual Property. Some of these courses involve consideration of telecommunications and Internet-related law.
His research interests include intellectual property, technology, telecommunications, private international law, and Asia-Pacific issues. He has published extensively, including his book Canadian Telecommunications Law: Dimensions in a Digital Age, Irwin Law Inc. (2011), and has organized national and international conferences and seminars.