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BA(Hons) LLB(Hons)(Otago) LLM(Harv)

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Contact

Tel +64 3 479 8864
Office 10th Floor – 10C6
Email andrew.geddis@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

Andrew currently teaches parts of The Legal System and Public Law courses, as well as the Law and the Democratic Process and Bills of Rights: Theory and Practice papers.

Research interests

Election law, constitutional theory, rights law, contract law.

Andrew's 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 of external affairs.

Andrew's extensive media commentary on matters of public importance was recognised by his winning the 2019 Critic and Conscience of Society award. He writes frequent posts for pundit.co.nz, thespinoff.co.nz and rnz.co.nz.

In 2017, Andrew's article, "The Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand's Constitution" won both the Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award and the Rex Mason Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing. His research may be viewed on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

Background

Andrew studied law and political studies at Otago University before attending Harvard Law School on a Fulbright Scholarship, where he completed his LLM degree.

Publications

He Arotake Pōtitanga Motuhake | Independent Electoral Review panel, including Geddis, A. (2023). Interim report: Our draft recommendations for a fairer, clearer, and more accessible electoral system. (pp. 1-334). Wellington, New Zealand: Independent Electoral Review. Retrieved from https://electoralreview.govt.nz/ Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Geddis, A. (2022). Indigenous peoples and electoral law. In J. A. Gardner (Ed.), Comparative election law. (pp. 71-89). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar. doi: 10.4337/9781788119023 Chapter in Book - Research

Geddis, A. (2022). Parliament and the courts: Lessons from recent experiences. In J. Burrows & J. Finn (Eds.), Challenge and change: Judging in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 135-156). Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ. Chapter in Book - Research

Geddis, A. (2021). Liberty and the rule of law. In T. Brooking & T. M. Thompson (Eds.), A cultural history of democracy: In the age of empire (Vol. 5). (pp. 39-60). London, UK: Bloomsbury. Chapter in Book - Research

Orr, G., & Geddis, A. (2021). Islands in the storm? Responses to foreign electoral interference in Australia and New Zealand. Election Law Journal, 20(1), 82-97. doi: 10.1089/elj.2020.0656 Journal - Research Article

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