Hon Dr Wayne Mapp graduated LLB (Hons) in 1976 from University of Auckland and LLM from University of Toronto in 1977. He did his PhD in international law at Cambridge University, graduating 1988.
Dr Mapp is a Law Commissioner appointed in 2012 for a five year term.
Dr Mapp served as the MP for the North Shore electorate from 1996 to 2011. From 2008 to 2011 he was Minister of Defence and Minister of Science and Technology.
Dr Mapp was in private practice from 1977 to 1982. He taught commercial law and international law at the University of Auckland from 1984 to 1996 and was appointed Associate Professor in 1992.
Dr Mapp was a reservist officer in the NZ Army before entering Parliament.