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Alex Latu imageBA LLB(Otago) LLM(New York)


Office 10th Floor – 10C10


Alex currently teaches part of the Property Law course as well as the Media Law elective paper.

Research interests

Alex's research interests lie generally in the areas of media law, legal theory, and law and global governance.


Before joining the Faculty in 2020 Alex practised as a solicitor, litigating media and intellectual property related issues in Sydney, Australia, after completing his LLM at NYU Law on a Fulbright scholarship. Alex was also a Judge's clerk in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of New Zealand, following his undergraduate study in law and politics at Otago University.


Latu, A. (2023). Restricting collateral use of compelled disclosures: The English and Australian approaches, and implications for New Zealand. Media & Arts Law Review, 25, 196-226.

Latu, A. (2022). Pages, posts and publication. New Zealand Law Journal, (7), 222-227.

Latu, A. (2021). Online intermediaries and defamation "safe harbours" in Australia and New Zealand: Content hosts, Facebook comments and contretemps. Tort Law Review, 28(2), 61-80.

Young, S., & Latu, A. (2020). Class actions, crown negligence, immunities and epidemics on trial. New Zealand Law Journal, (10), 368-372.

Geddis, A., & Latu, A. (2020). Unlawful commands, Bills of Rights, and the common law. New Zealand Law Journal, (11), 393-396, 398.

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