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Professor Andrew Geddis

staff_large_geddis_andrewAndrew Geddis studied law and political studies at Otago University before attending Harvard Law School on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he completed his LLM degree. In 2000 he returned to Otago to take up a lecturing position. He was appointed an Associate Professor in 2007, and Professor in 2011.

Andrew currently teaches Public Law at the 200 level, as well as the 300-400 level papers “Law and the Democratic Process” and “Bills of Rights: Theory and Practice”. His research interests lie in the field of public law, rights jurisprudence and democratic theory, with a particular focus on the legal regulation of elections. He serves as the Faculty’s co-ordinator for staff seminars.

Andrew is a member of the Legislation Design and Advisory Committee External Expert Subcommittee. He also is a prolific media commentator on legal matters and writes self-indulgent blog posts at pundit.co.nz. His all-time favourite song is “Margin Walker” by Fugazi, his favourite food is fish tacos and he regularly chases a football around at UniPol. If his door is open, he’ll talk with you. Unless he’s busy, in which case he can’t.

Research Interests

Election Law, Constitutional Theory, Rights Law, Contract Law

Contact

Tel: +64 3 479 8864
Office: 7th Floor - 7C16
Email: andrew.geddis@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Geddis, A. (2017). From people's revolution to partisan reform: Recent electoral change in New Zealand. Election Law Journal, 16(2), 222-229. doi: 10.1089/elj.2016.0411

Geddis, A. (2017). The case for allowing aid in dying in New Zealand. New Zealand Criminal Law Review, 3-28.

Geddis, A., & Rodriguez Ferrere, M. B. (2016). Judicial innovation under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: Lessons for Queensland? University of Queensland Law Journal, 35(2), 251-282.

Geddis, A. (2016). Rights scrutiny in New Zealand's legislative processes. Theory & Practice of Legislation, 4(3), 355-379. doi: 10.1080/20508840.2017.1289608

Geddis, A. (2016). Parliamentary government in New Zealand: Lines of continuity and moments of change. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 14(1), 99-118. doi: 10.1093/icon/mow001

Authored Book - Research

Geddis, A. (2014). Electoral law in New Zealand: Practice and policy (2nd ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 325p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Geddis, A. (2015). The judiciary. In J. Hayward (Ed.), New Zealand government and politics. (6th ed.) (pp. 165-176). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Geddis, A. (2011). Inter-institutional 'Rights Dialogue' under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act. In T. Campbell, K. D. Ewing & A. Tomkins (Eds.), The legal protection of human rights: Sceptical essays. (pp. 87-107). Oxford University Press.

Geddis, A. (2011). The press: The media and the ‘Rupert Murdoch problem’. In K. D. Ewing, J. Rowbottom & J.-C. Tham (Eds.), The funding of political parties: Where now? (pp. 127-152). Routledge.

Geddis, A. (2011). Electoral finance, lawmaking and the politics of the Rule of Law. In R. Ekins (Ed.), Modern challenges to the rule of law. (pp. 207-231). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

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Chapter in Book - Other

Geddis, A. (2013). You can't say 'God' on the radio: Freedom of expression, religious advertising and the broadcast media after Murphy v. Ireland [Reprint from European Human Rights Law Review, 9(2) (2004): 181-192]. In A. Koltay (Ed.), Butterfly upon a wheel? Selected papers on free speech and on free press. (pp. 207-218). Budapest, Hungary: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Media Studies Research Group.

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Journal - Research Article

Geddis, A. (2017). The case for allowing aid in dying in New Zealand. New Zealand Criminal Law Review, 3-28.

Geddis, A. (2017). From people's revolution to partisan reform: Recent electoral change in New Zealand. Election Law Journal, 16(2), 222-229. doi: 10.1089/elj.2016.0411

Geddis, A., & Gavaghan, C. (2016). Aid in dying in New Zealand: Recent legal developments. Journal of Law & Medicine, 23, 849-863.

Geddis, A., & Rodriguez Ferrere, M. B. (2016). Judicial innovation under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: Lessons for Queensland? University of Queensland Law Journal, 35(2), 251-282.

Geddis, A. (2016). Parliamentary government in New Zealand: Lines of continuity and moments of change. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 14(1), 99-118. doi: 10.1093/icon/mow001

Geddis, A. (2016). New Zealand: Prisoner voting and consistency with the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. Public Law, (April), 352-360.

Hailes, O., & Geddis, A. (2016). The Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand's constitution. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 27, 226-262.

Geddis, A. (2016). Rights scrutiny in New Zealand's legislative processes. Theory & Practice of Legislation, 4(3), 355-379. doi: 10.1080/20508840.2017.1289608

Geddis, A. (2015). Law and New Zealand's 2014 election campaign. Otago Law Review, 14(1), 117-145.

Tucker, K., & Geddis, A. (2015). Litigating for the right to die. New Zealand Law Journal, 5, 172-175, 202.

Geddis, A. (2015). Aid in dying in the Hight Court: Seales v Attorney General. Policy Quarterly, 11(3), 27-29.

Geddis, A. (2015). End-of-life choice in New Zealand's parliament and courts. Public Law Review, 26, 237-241.

Geddis, A. (2014). Dedicated indigenous representation in New Zealand's parliament. Public Law Review, 25, 240-244.

Geddis, A. (2013). Marriage equality in New Zealand. Public Law Review, 24, 151-154.

Geddis, A. (2013). Freedom of expression and civility in the New Zealand Supreme Court. Common Law World Review, 42, 324-350. doi: 10.1350/clwr.2013.42.4.0258

Palmer, J., & Geddis, A. (2012). What was that thing you said? The NZ Supreme Court's vexing Vector Gas decision. University of Queensland Law Journal, 31(2), 287-305.

Geddis, A. (2011). Prisoner voting and rights deliberation: How New Zealand's Parliament failed. New Zealand Law Review, 443-474.

Geddis, A. (2010). What we cannot talk about we must pass over in silence: Judicial orders and reporting parliamentary speech. Public Law, (3), 443-451.

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Journal - Research Other

Geddis, A. (2017). Third party electioneering on New Zealand's broadcast media. Public Law Review, 28, 103-108. [Commentary].

Geddis, A. (2016). Foreword. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 39(1), 312-317.

Geddis, A. (2014). New Zealand's Parliamentary Privilege Bill: The empire finally strikes back [Comment]. Public Law Review, 25(2), 89-92.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

Geddis, A. (2013). Dissent, the Bill of Rights Act and the Supreme Court. New Zealand Journal of Public & International Law, 11(1), (pp. 55-72). [Full Paper]

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Other Research Output

Geddis, A. (2017, June). "Declarations of inconsistency" under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. UK Constitutional Law blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2017/06/19/andrew-geddis-declarations-of-inconsistency-under-the-new-zealand-bill-of-rights-act-1990/

Geddis, A. (2016, March). New Zealand's experience with an "ordinary law" Bill of Rights Act. Submission to the Legal Affairs and Community Safety Committee, Queensland Parliament, Brisbane, Australia. [Government Submission].

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