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Professor Paul Roth

staff_large_roth_paul_bwWith a PhD in ancient Greek philology, I started my teaching career lecturing in classics, Greek, and Latin in several universities in the United States (Colorado College, Bowdoin College, and the University of Hawaii). After emigrating to New Zealand, I studied law at the University of Otago. I had originally begun my university career thinking that I would become a lawyer, but I got sidetracked and followed my interests.

Upon graduation with a law degree, I went straight into lecturing at Otago, broken early on by work as a local government solicitor in London for a year in the administrative law and parliamentary affairs department. While at Otago, I have practiced law on the side, initially as a specialist labour law advocate, and then as a barrister. I have appeared in the Employment Tribunal, Human Rights Review Tribunal, Employment Court, High Court, and Court of Appeal. I have worked at the Dunedin Community Law Centre since my law student days, and now volunteer there as a duty solicitor. I have done work for several government agencies and international organizations, including the International Labour Office (a United Nations agency) in Geneva, and the European Union. I was recently on an international team that drafted new model labour laws for Liberia.

I teach in the areas of labour law, international human rights law, and information and data protection law. My principal areas of research interest are employment law and data protection law. My most recent publications have dealt with child labour and migrant labour in New Zealand; workplace issues arising from new technologies; and the relevance of data protection regulation to Web 2.0 activities.

Research Interests

International Human Rights Law; Employment Law, Privacy and Information Law.

Contact

Tel: +64 3 479 8600
Office: 7th Floor - 7N7
Email: paul.roth@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Taylor, G. D. S., & Roth, P. (2017). Access to information (2nd ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 485p.

Roth, P. (2016). Privacy law developments relevant to employment law. Employment Law Bulletin, 3(May), 53-57.

Roth, P. (2016). Privacy law reform in New Zealand: Will it touch the workplace? New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 41(2), 36-57.

Roth, P. (2016). Institutional and technological barriers to accessing justice at the first instance in the employment law jurisdiction. Employment Law Bulletin, 8(December), 149-151.

Roth, P. (2016). Employment law. New Zealand Law Review, (3), 647-686.

Authored Book - Research

Roth, P. (2015). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2013). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2012). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Taylor, G., & Roth, P. (2011). Access to information. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 454p.

Roth, P. (2011). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 718p.

Roth, P. (2010). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 1114p.

Anderson, G., Hughes, J., Roth, P., & Leggat, M. (2010). Employment law: A practical guide. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis.

Roth, P. (2009). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 1050p.

Anderson, G., Drake, A. F., Hughes, J., Robson, S., & Roth, P. (2009). Personal grievances companion: Practice and procedure. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 544p.

Roth, P. (2008). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 1292p.

Roth, P. (2007). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 3773p.

Roth, P. (2007). Privacy law and practice: Case notes 1994-2005. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 686p.

Roth, P. (2006). Privacy law and practice. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 967p.

Roth, P. A. (2005). Privacy law and practice (Volume 1-2 ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 2500p.

Anderson, G., Hughes, J., Leggat, M., & Roth, P. (2005). Employment Law Guide (7th ed.). Wellington: LexisNexis Butterworths, 1297p.

Roth, P. (2004). Privacy law and practice: Volumes 1 & 2. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 3397p.

Roth, P. A., & Churchman, P. (2000). Employment Relations Act 2000. Wellington, New Zealand: New Zealand Law Society, 108p.

Roth, P., Holvast, J., & Madsen, W. (1999). The global encyclopaedia of data protection regulation. London, UK: Kluwer Law International, 330p.

Hughes, J., Roth, P. A., & Anderson, G. (1996). Personal Grievances. Wellington: Butterworths, 1000p.

Roth, P. A. (1994). Privacy Law and Practice. Wellington: Butterworths, 1084p.

Anderson, G., Banks, B., Beris, S., Grills, W., Harison, R., Hughes, J., … Roth, P. A., & Skiffington, L. (1993). Mazengarb's Employment Law. Wellington: Butterworths, 400p.

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Authored Book - Other

Taylor, G. D. S., & Roth, P. (2017). Access to information (2nd ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis, 485p.

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Edited Book - Research

Roth, P. A. (Ed.). (2003). Privacy law and practice. Wellington: Lexis Nexis, 3109p.

Anderson, G., Banks, B., Brown, J. M., Chauvel, C., Davenport, G., Harr, R., … Roth, P. A., & Skiffington, L. (Eds.). (2003). Mazengarb's employment law (6th ed.). Wellington, New Zealand: Lexis Nexis, 5032p.

Holvast, J., Madsen, W., & Roth, P. (Eds.). (2001). The global encyclopaedia of data protection regulation: Supplement No. 3. London, UK: Kluwer Law International.

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