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Professor Andrew Geddis

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.

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Publications

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.

Geddis, A. (2021). The judiciary. In J. Hayward, L. Greaves & C. Timperley (Eds.), Government and politics in Aotearoa and New Zealand. (7th ed.) (pp. 169-179). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Geddis, A. (2021). Funding New Zealand's election campaigns: Recent stress points and potential responses. Policy Quarterly, 17(2), 9-13.

High, A., & Geddis, A. (2021). Diplomatic assurances as a basis for extradition to the People's Republic of China. New Zealand Law Journal, (7), 226-228 & 254.

Geddis, A., & Rodriguez Ferrere, M. B. (2021). New Zealand. In R. Albert, D. Landau, P. Faraguna & S. Drugda (Eds.), 2020 Global Review of Constitutional Law. (pp. 207-211). I•CONnect and the Clough Center. [Report Contribution].

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

Geddis, A. (2021). The judiciary. In J. Hayward, L. Greaves & C. Timperley (Eds.), Government and politics in Aotearoa and New Zealand. (7th ed.) (pp. 169-179). Melbourne, Australia: Oxford University Press.

Chapter in Book - Research

Geddis, A. (2021). Funding New Zealand's election campaigns: Recent stress points and potential responses. Policy Quarterly, 17(2), 9-13.

Journal - Research Article

High, A., & Geddis, A. (2021). Diplomatic assurances as a basis for extradition to the People's Republic of China. New Zealand Law Journal, (7), 226-228 & 254.

Journal - Research Article

Geddis, A., & Rodriguez Ferrere, M. B. (2021). New Zealand. In R. Albert, D. Landau, P. Faraguna & S. Drugda (Eds.), 2020 Global Review of Constitutional Law. (pp. 207-211). I•CONnect and the Clough Center. [Report Contribution].

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

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

Geiringer, C., & Geddis, A. (2020). Judicial deference and emergency power: A perspective on Borrowdale v Director-General. Public Law Review, 31, 376-383.

Journal - Research Article

Young, J., & Geddis, A. (2020). Vox populi, vox Dei? Previewing New Zealand's public decision on assisted dying. Journal of Law & Medicine, 27, 937-951.

Journal - Research Article

Shiels, T., & Geddis, A. (2020). Tracking the pendulum swing on legislative entrenchment in New Zealand. Statute Law Review, 41(2), 207-225. doi: 10.1093/slr/hmz006

Journal - Research Article

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

Journal - Research Article

Edgeler, G., & Geddis, A. (2020). The power(lessness) of New Zealand's House of Representatives to summon the Crown's legal advice. Public Law Review, 31, 229-233. [Commentary].

Journal - Research Other

Geddis, A., & Rodriguez Ferrere, M. B. (2020). New Zealand. In R. Albert, D. Landau, P. Faraguna & S. Drugda (Eds.), 2019 Global Review of Constitutional Law. (pp. 239-243). I•CONnect and the Clough Center. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3736382

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

White, B. P., Willmott, L., Downie, J., Geddis, A., & Gavaghan, C. (2020). Assisted dying and evidence-based law-making: A critical analysis of an article's role in New Zealand's referendum. New Zealand Medical Journal, 133(1520), 90-97. Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Journal - Research Article

Geddis, A. (2020, May). The New Zealand lockdown and the law. Admin Law Blog. Retrieved from https://adminlawblog.org/2020/05/11/andrew-geddis-the-new-zealand-lockdown-and-the-law

Other Research Output

Geddis, A. and Geiringer, C. (2020, April). Is New Zealand's COVID-19 lockdown lawful?. UK Constitutional Law blog. Retrieved from https://ukconstitutionallaw.org/2020/04/27/andrew-geddis-and-claudia-geiringer-is-new-zealands-covid-19-lockdown-lawful/

Other Research Output

Geddis, A., & Ruru, J. (2019). Places as persons: Creating a new framework for Māori-Crown relations. In J. N. E. Varuhas & S. W. Stark (Eds.), The frontiers of public law. (pp. 255-274). Oxford, UK: Hart.

Chapter in Book - Research

Geddis, A., & Geddis, E. (2019). Addressing terrorism in New Zealand's low threat environment. In I. Cram (Ed.), Extremism, free speech and counter-terrorism law and policy. (pp. 172-209). Abingdon, UK: Routledge.

Chapter in Book - Research

Geddis, A., & Rodriguez Ferrere, M. B. (2019). New Zealand. In 2018 Global Review of Constitutional Law. (pp. 209-213). I•CONnect and the Clough Center. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3471638&download=yes

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Rodriguez Ferrere, M. & Geddis, A. (2019, June). The New Zealand ourt of Appeal on extradiction to the PRC [UK Constitutional Law Association]. Retrieved from https://wp.me/p1cVqo-1KW

Other Research Output

Geddis, A. (2019). [Review of the book The law of politics: Elections, parties and money in Australia]. Australasian Parliamentary Review, 34(1), 102-104. Retrieved from https://www.aspg.org.au/a-p-r-journals-2/

Journal - Research Other

Geddis, A., & Rodriguez Ferrere, M. B. (2018). New Zealand: The state of liberal democracy. In R. Albert, D. Landau, P. Faraguna & S. Drugda (Eds.), 2017 Global Review of Constitutional Law. (pp. 199-203). I•CONnect and the Clough Center for the Study of Constitutional Democracy. Retrieved from https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3215613

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Geddis, A. (2017). The philosophical underpinnings of human rights. In M. Bedggood, K. Gledhill & I. McIntosh (Eds.), International human rights law in Aotearoa New Zealand. (pp. 19-60). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Chapter in Book - Research

Geddis, A. (2017). From people's revolution to partisan reform: Recent electoral change in New Zealand. Election Law Journal, 16(2), 222-229. doi: 10.1089/elj.2016.0411

Journal - Research Article

Geddis, A. (2017). The case for allowing aid in dying in New Zealand. New Zealand Criminal Law Review, 3-28.

Journal - Research Article

Geddis, A. (2017). Judicial enforcement of New Zealand's reserved provisions. Public Law Review, 28, 289-292. [Commentary].

Journal - Research Other

Hailes, O., & Geddis, A. (2016). The Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand's constitution. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 27, 226-262.

Journal - Research Article

Geddis, A., & Rodriguez Ferrere, M. B. (2016). Judicial innovation under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act: Lessons for Queensland? University of Queensland Law Journal, 35(2), 251-282.

Journal - Research Article

Geddis, A. (2016). Parliamentary government in New Zealand: Lines of continuity and moments of change. International Journal of Constitutional Law, 14(1), 99-118. doi: 10.1093/icon/mow001

Journal - Research Article

Geddis, A. (2016). Rights scrutiny in New Zealand's legislative processes. Theory & Practice of Legislation, 4(3), 355-379. doi: 10.1080/20508840.2017.1289608

Journal - Research Article

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