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LLB(Hons) PhD(Otago) RCompN


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Jeanne's teaching includes: Law and Medicine, An Introduction to Law and New Technologies, Criminal Law, and a new paper: Law and the Biosciences.  She is the Faculty of Law convenor of the Masters in Bioethics and Health Law.

Research interests

Jeanne's research interests encompass health law and the regulation of biomedical technologies.


Prior to commencing a full-time position in the Faculty of Law in 2021,  Jeanne held a joint position with the Faculty and the Bioethics Centre, where she was the Lead Academic for health law teaching in the medical school and the allied health professions, and co-taught Bioethics and the Life Sciences.


Snelling, J. (2022). Critiquing the End of Life Choice Act 2019. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 30, 1-30.

Snelling, J. M. (2022). Beyond criminalisation: Abortion law reform in Aotearoa New Zealand. Medical Law Review, 30(2), 216-242. doi: 10.1093/medlaw/fwab051

Snelling, J. M. (2020). Obstruction and obfuscation: Regulatory barriers to human embryo research in New Zealand. Medical Law International, 20(4), 339-367. doi: 10.1177/0968533220984227

Snelling, J. (2019). Sexual health, reproductive liberty and adults with impaired capacity. In I. Reuvecamp & J. Dawson (Eds.), Mental capacity law in New Zealand. (pp. 251-267). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Snelling, J., & Douglass, A. (2019). Legal capacity and supported decision-making. In I. Reuvecamp & J. Dawson (Eds.), Mental capacity law in New Zealand. (pp. 163-177). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

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