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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

Buckingham, D. (2015). Evidentiary issues. In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic business and technology law. (Looseleaf ed.) (pp. 25001-27101). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Moore, J., Buckingham, D., & Diesfeld, K. (2015). Disciplinary Tribunal cases involving New Zealand lawyers with physical or mental impairment, 2009–2013. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law, 22(5), 649-672. 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.

Chapter in Book - Research

Buckingham, D. (2015). Evidentiary issues. In D. Harvey (Ed.), Electronic business and technology law. (Looseleaf ed.) (pp. 25001-27101). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

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, 22(5), 649-672. 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). Text messages as evidence - Search warrants and the electronic catch 22. Technology Law Forum, 2001(1), 112-119. Lexis/Nexis.

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

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

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

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., & Wilson, I. R. (1995). Computing and legal practice in New Zealand (an unofficial slice of history). New Zealand Law Journal, 403-407.

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Journal - Research Other

Buckingham, D. (2007). [Review of the book Internet.law.nz]. Otago Law Review, 11(3), 537-538.

Buckingham, D. (2006). New Zealand's legal system: The principles of legal method. Otago Law Review, 11(2), 343-344.

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Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

Buckingham, D. (2013). Keeping minutes and losing hours. Cur Adv Vult, (April), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2013). Tradition is the illusion of permanence. Cur Adv Vult, (February), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2013). There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee. Cur Adv Vult, (May), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2013). Who we are and what we do. Cur Adv Vult, (March), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2012). Council for 2012-2013 has an excellent mix of skills. Cur Adv Vult, (May), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2012). Lawyers and rules and reading the inside of the top of the box. Cur Adv Vult, (November), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2012). Busy month for the branch. Cur Adv Vult, (July), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2012). What is the collective name for a group of lawyers? Cur Adv Vult, (September), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2012). The first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. Cur Adv Vult, (October), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2012). Expeditions . . . and mid-winter musing. Cur Adv Vult, (August), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2012). Much to celebrate. Cur Adv Vult, (June), 1.

Buckingham, D. (2006). Searching NZLII: The free legal resource. LawTalk, 678, 16-17.

Buckingham, D. (2006). NZLII: The free online search resource. LawTalk, 674, 10.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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

Buckingham, D., & Eathorne-Gould, J. (2011). Open justice: When the door swings shut: Publication of judgments in New Zealand. Proceedings of the Law via the Internet Conference. Retrieved from http://www.hklii.hk/conference/programme

Buckingham, D. (2008). Setting seed: The New Zealand experience in harvesting excellence. Proceedings of the Council of 3M Teaching Fellows International Forum. Hamilton, Canada: Council of 3M Teaching Fellows, McMaster University. Retrieved from http://www.mcmaster.ca/stlhe/3M.council/narratives.html

Buckingham, D. (2008). Nourishing the teacher: Peer tutor: Student learning chain. Proceedings of the Council of 3M Teaching Fellows International Forum. Hamilton, Canada: Council of 3M Teaching Fellows, McMaster University. Retrieved from http://www.mcmaster.ca/stlhe/3M.council/narratives.html

Buckingham, D. (2005). What′s in a name? New Zealand and the growth of free on-line legal information. Proceedings of the 7th Conference on Computerisation of Law via the Internet.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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

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/

Buckingham, D. (2013). Rethinking the barriers to social justice: Social inequalities, local politics and technology. Proceedings of the Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual Meeting. Retrieved from http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/lsa/lsa13/index.php?click_key=1&cmd=Multi+Search+Search+Load+Publication&publication_id=643304&PHPSESSID=j84km0rg1erp7s3b161ll563l4

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