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Dr Jesse Wall

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Jesse's research interests lie in legal theory. His writing engages with theories of property law, tort law, bodily integrity, autonomy, and personal identity. He currently teaches Jurisprudence, Criminal Law, and Law and Medicine, and he is the Faculty Convenor of the Masters of Bioethics and Health Law.

Jesse joined the Faculty in 2014. He was previously a Lecturer in Law and Junior Research Fellow at Merton College, University of Oxford. He had earlier completed his doctrinal studies at Pembroke College, Oxford, where he was studying as a Rhodes Scholar.

Jesse enjoys Radiohead, the films of Wes Anderson, and Stout.

Contact

Tel: +64 3 479 8845
Office: 7th Floor - 7C20
Email: jesse.wall@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

Wall, J. (2018). Justifying and excusing sex. Criminal Law & Philosophy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11572-018-9470-0

Wall, J. (2018). Public wrongs and private wrongs. Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, 31(1), 177-196. doi: 10.1017/cjlj.2018.8

Wall, J. (2017). The functional-formal impasse in (trust) property. International Journal of Law in Context, 14(3), 437-453. doi: 10.1017/S1744552317000295

Herring, J., & Wall, J. (2017). The nature and significance of the right to bodily integrity. Cambridge Law Journal, 76(3), 566-588. doi: 10.1017/S0008197317000605

Wall, J. (2017). Raz and Kennedy on legal indeterminacy. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 42, 185-203.

Authored Book - Research

Wall, J. (2015). Being and owning: The body, bodily material, and the law. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 235p.

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Edited Book - Research

Henaghan, M., & Wall, J. (Eds.). (2016). Law, ethics, and medicine: Essays in honour of Peter Skegg. Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters, 309p.

Herring, J., & Wall, J. (Eds.). (2015). Landmark cases in medical law. Oxford, UK: Hart, 350p.

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Chapter in Book - Research

Wall, J. (2017). Being yourself: Authentic decision-making and depression. In C. Foster & J. Herring (Eds.), Depression: Law and ethics. (pp. 134-144). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Wall, J. (2016). In what sense 'rights'? Principles of justice and the Code of Patients' Rights. In M. Henaghan & J. Wall (Eds.), Law, ethics, and medicine: Essays in honour of Peter Skegg. (pp. 293-309). Wellington, New Zealand: Thomson Reuters.

Wall, J. (2015). R v Cambridge Health Authority, ex parte B (A Minor) (1995): A tale of two judgements. In Landmark cases in medical law. (pp. 111-127). Oxford, UK: Hart.

Wall, J. (2014). The boundaries of property law. In I. Goold, K. Greasley, J. Herring & L. Skene (Eds.), Persons, parts and property. (pp. 109-124). Oxford: Hart.

Wall, J. (2014). Being and being lost: Personal identity and dementia. In C. Foster, J. Herring & I. Doron (Eds.), Law and ethics of dementia. (pp. 327-337). Oxford: Hart.

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Journal - Research Article

Wall, J. (2018). Justifying and excusing sex. Criminal Law & Philosophy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1007/s11572-018-9470-0

Wall, J. (2018). Public wrongs and private wrongs. Canadian Journal of Law & Jurisprudence, 31(1), 177-196. doi: 10.1017/cjlj.2018.8

Wall, J. (2017). The functional-formal impasse in (trust) property. International Journal of Law in Context, 14(3), 437-453. doi: 10.1017/S1744552317000295

Herring, J., & Wall, J. (2017). The nature and significance of the right to bodily integrity. Cambridge Law Journal, 76(3), 566-588. doi: 10.1017/S0008197317000605

Wall, J. (2017). Raz and Kennedy on legal indeterminacy. Australian Journal of Legal Philosophy, 42, 185-203.

Wall, J. (2016). No-fault compensation and unlocking tort law's "reciprocal normative embrace". New Zealand Universities Law Review, 27(1), 125-144.

Herring, J., & Wall, J. (2015). Autonomy, capacity and vulnerable adults: Filling the gaps in the Mental Capacity Act. Legal Studies, 35(4), 698-719. doi: 10.1111/lest.12094

Wall, J. (2015). Sexual offences and general reasons not to have sex. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 35(4), 777-798. doi: 10.1093/ojls/gqv008

Wall, J. (2015). Human rights reasoning and medical law: A sceptical essay. Bioethics, 29(3), 162-170. doi: 10.1111/bioe.12083

Wall, J. (2014). The trespasses of property law. Journal of Medical Ethics, 40, 19-22. doi: 10.1136/medethics-2013-101439

Wall, J., & Lidwell-Durnin, J. (2012). Control, over my dead body: Why consent is significant (and why property is suspicious). Otago Law Review, 12(4), 757-775.

Wall, J. (2011). The legal status of body parts: A framework. Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 31(4), 783-804. doi: 10.1093/ojls/gqr023

Wall, J. (2009). Prospective overruling – it's about time. Otago Law Review, 12(1), 131-147.

Fraser, L., & Wall, J. (2007). Ngati Apa: A counter-reformation. New Zealand Law Students' Journal, 1(2), 279-296.

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Journal - Research Other

Wall, J. (2016). [Review of the book Stanley Fish on philosophy, politics and law: How Fish works]. Otago Law Review, 14(2), 369-382. [Book Review].

Herring, J., & Wall, J. (2014). Capacity to consent to sex. Medical Law Review, 22(4), 620-630. doi: 10.1093/medlaw/fwu019

Herring, J., & Wall, J. (2014). Understanding capacity: ‘The heart may easily overrule the head’. Elder Law Journal, 4(2), 190-197. [Commentary].

Wall, J., & Herring, J. (2013). Capacity to cohabit: Hoping 'everything turns out well in the end' PC v City of York [2013] EWCA Civ 478. Child & Family Law Quarterly, 25(4), 471-483. [Commentary].

Wall, J. (2012). [Review of the book What's the hurry? Urgency in the New Zealand legislative process, 1987-2010]. Otago Law Review, 12(4), 845-849. [Book Review].

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