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Associate Professor Donna Buckingham

BA LLB (Otago)

staff_large_buckingham_donnaDonna Buckingham is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Otago.

Her teaching and research interests include statutory interpretation, evidence, civil procedure and the regulation of the legal profession.

She is the Director of the New Zealand Legal Information Institute, the largest free online information site for New Zealand law, conducted in partnership with the AustLII.

Currently Donna is a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand and is a former President of the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Law Society.

She is also former President of the Ako Aotearoa Academy of Tertiary Teaching Excellence, the body of national tertiary teaching award winners, providing advice on tertiary education policy and practice across all sectors.

Research Interests

Computer-aided instruction, Computer assisted legal retrieval, Law of Evidence, Legal Information Systems, Statutory interpretation.

Contact

Tel: +64 3 479 8863
Office: 7th Floor - 7C23
Email: donna.buckingham@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Moore, J., Buckingham, D., & Diesfeld, K. (2015). Disciplinary Tribunal cases involving New Zealand lawyers with physical or mental impairment, 2009–2013. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2015.1055624

Buckingham, D. (2015). ‘You’ve come the long way, baby.’ An analysis of the position of women in the legal profession in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting. Retrieved from https://ww2.aievolution.com/lsa1501/index.cfm?do=ev.viewEv&ev=3891

Diesfeld, K., Moore, J., & Buckingham, D. (2015). To rehabilitate or to discipline? A therapeutic jurisprudence analysis of impaired lawyers’ proceedings in New Zealand. Proceedings of the 4th Aotearoa Conference on Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Weaving Strands: Ngā Whenu Rāranga. Retrieved from http://tjaotearoa.org.nz/?page_id=41

Diesfeld, K., Moore, J., & Buckingham, D. (2015, November). Impairments and infractions: New Zealand’s Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal Decisions 2009 to 2013. Verbal presentation at the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL) and the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP) Joint Conference: Systems, Clients and Patients: Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, Canberra, Australia.

Buckingham, D., & Eathorne-Gould, J. (2014). Are we there yet? Are we there yet? NZLII and free access to law in New Zealand. Proceedings of the New Zealand Law Librarians' Association Symposium. Retrieved from http://www.nzlla.org.nz/news-and-events/news-archive/nzlla-symposium-2014-invitation-to-register/

Chapter in Book - Research

Buckingham, D. (2010). Evidentiary issues. In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic business and technology law. (pp. 25001-27105). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Buckingham, D. (2006). OWLS: Otago Women Lawyers Society. In J. Sullivan (Ed.), Occupied lawfully: Otago District Law Society 1979-2004. (pp. 39-51). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago District Law Society.

Buckingham, D. (2006). Evidentiary issues. In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic business and technology law. (pp. 25001-27209). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Buckingham, D. (2005). Evidentiary issues. In Electronic business and technology law. (pp. 25301-27210). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Buckingham, D. (2004). Evidentiary issues. In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic business and technology law. (pp. 25001-27207). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Buckingham, D. M. (2003). Evidentiary issues. In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic business and technology law. (pp. 27,001-27,299). Wellington: LexisNexis.

Buckingham, D. M. (2001). Evidentiary Issues (Abridged and Revised). In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic Business and Technology Law. (2nd ed.) Wellington: Butterworths.

Buckingham, D. M. (2000). Evidentiary Issues. In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic Business and Technology Law. (1st ed.) (pp. 27.001-27.299). Wellington: Butterworths.

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Journal - Research Article

Moore, J., Buckingham, D., & Diesfeld, K. (2015). Disciplinary Tribunal cases involving New Zealand lawyers with physical or mental impairment, 2009–2013. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13218719.2015.1055624

Buckingham, D. (2012). Disciplining lawyers in New Zealand: Re-pinning the badge of 'professionalism'. Legal Ethics, 15(1), 57-82.

Buckingham, D. (2012). Putting the legal house in order: Responses to New Zealand lawyers who break trust. Legal Ethics, 15(2), 315-334.

Buckingham, D. (2011). Blessing judicial wisdom: Law reporting in New Zealand – a digital state in the sand. Australian Law Librarian, 19(1), 24-29.

Buckingham, D. (2011). Keeping justice blind online: Suppression regimes and digital publishing. Otago Law Review, 12(3), 557-578.

Buckingham, D. (2011). The NZLII. New Zealand Law Journal, 9, 298-300.

Buckingham, D. (2010). A binding separation: The New Zealand-Australia partnership in free access to law. International Journal of Legal Information, 38(3), 269-281.

Buckingham, D., & Hinton, A. (2006). WCG surveys point to differences in the profession. LawTalk, (660), 11-12.

Kieser, J., Tompkins, G., Buckingham, D., Firth, N. A., & Swain, M. (2005). Bitemarks: Presentation, analysis, and evidential reliability. Forensic Pathology Reviews, 3, 157-179.

MacDonell, S. G., Buckingham, D., Gray, A. R., & Sallis, P. J. (2002). Software forensics: Extending authorship analysis techniques to computer programs. Journal of Law & Information Science, 13(1), 34-69.

Kittelson, J. M., Kieser, J. A., Buckingham, D. M., & Herbison, G. P. (2002). Weighing evidence: Quantitative measures of the importance of bitemark evidence. Journal of Forensic Odonto-Stomatology, 20, 31-37.

Buckingham, D. M. (2001). Electronic evidence. New Zealand Law Journal, 2001(October), 394-400.

Buckingham, D. M. (2001). Text messages as evidence - Search warrants and the electronic catch 22. Technology Law Forum, 2001(1), 112-119. Lexis/Nexis.

Buckingham, D. M. (1999). Electronic publication of law - growing like Topsy. New Zealand Law Journal, 189-191.

Buckingham, D. M. M. (1996). Evidentiary privilege: the specific relationships of the Evidence Amendment Act (no.2) 1980. Otago Law Review, 8(4), 555-578.

Buckingham, D. M. M. (1996). Ad hoc privilege: weighing relevance in the light of confidence. Canterbury Law Review, 6(2), 400-420.

Buckingham, D. M. M. (1996). CAL as vapourware creating a teaching script. Journal of Law & Information Science, 7, 7-21.

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