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Dr Anna High

BA, LLB (Queensland); BCL, MPhil, DPhil (Oxford)

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Anna’s primary research interests are Chinese Law and Criminal Law. She is particularly interested in how the law protects vulnerable populations, and the concepts of consent and coercion in the context of sexual violence.

Prior to joining the faculty in 2017, Anna was Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and Luce Postdoctoral Fellow at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she taught criminal law and Chinese law. She has also taught comparative human rights, Asian law, EU law and criminal law at Marquette University Law School as Visiting Assistant Professor.

She completed her PhD at the University of Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar (Queensland & Magdalen 2008). Her doctoral research, which is currently being updated to reflect new fieldwork and recent developments in Chinese charity law, examines the negotiated existence of unregistered child welfare NGOs in China and their interactions with the local state.

Anna currently teaches Evidence Law and Criminal Law.

Contact

Tel: +64 3 479 8840
Email: anna.high@otago.ac.nz

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Publications

High, A. (2019). Non-governmental orphan relief in China: Law, policy, and practice. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 166p.

High, A. (2018). Christian v R and s 128A(1) Crimes Act 1961. New Zealand Law Journal, (March), 47-49.

High, A. (2018). The case for mindfulness in New Zealand legal education. New Zealand Law Journal, (June), 160-163.

High, A. (2018). Law and practice of religious orphan welfare in China. Proceedings of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) of the UK Joint International Conference: Inclusion, Exclusion, Democracy. (pp. 34). Retrieved from http://www.uowblogs.com/lsaanz2018

High, A. (2018, October). Mindfulness in the classroom. Workshop presentation at the Teaching and Learning Symposium: Rebuilding Your Ship at Sea: Cultivating Identity, Integrity, Community and Collegiality in Times of Change, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Other Research Output

High, A. (2015, July). The problem with Justice Thomas's dignity argument. Marquette University Law School Faculty blog. Retrieved from https://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/2015/07/02/the-problem-with-justice-thomass-dignity-argument/

High, A. (2014, February). Wisconsin Assembly responds to "child exchange". Marquette University Law School Faculty blog. Retrieved from https://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/2014/02/16/wisconsin-assembly-responds-to-child-exchange/

High, A. (2013, July). With one eye closed: Illegal orphanages in rural China. The Diplomat. Retrieved from https://thediplomat.com/2013/07/with-one-eye-closed-illegal-orphanages-in-rural-china/

High, A. (2013, October). "Non-legal" orphanages and the Chinese state. China Development Brief. Retrieved from http://chinadevelopmentbrief.cn/articles/non-legal-orphanages-and-the-chinese-state/

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Authored Book - Research

High, A. (2019). Non-governmental orphan relief in China: Law, policy, and practice. Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 166p.

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Journal - Research Article

High, A. (2018). Christian v R and s 128A(1) Crimes Act 1961. New Zealand Law Journal, (March), 47-49.

High, A. J. (2017). Using restorative practice to teach and uphold dignity in an American school district. McGill Journal of Education / Revue des sciences de l'éducation de McGill, 52(2), 525-534.

High, A. (2017). "It's grace and favor, it's not law": Extra-legal regulation of foreign foster homes in China. University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review, 12(3), 357-405.

High, A. (2016). Good, bad and wrongful juvenile sex: Rethinking the use of statutory rape laws against the protected class. Arkansas Law Review, 69, 787-837.

High, A. J. (2014). Combating domestic violence in China: Problems, progress and prospects. Pandora's Box, 45-51.

High, A. J. (2014). Pondering the politicization of intercountry adoption: Russia's ban on American "forever families". Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law, 22(3), 497-560.

High, A. J. (2013). China's orphan welfare system: Laws, policies and filled gaps. University of Pennsylvania East Asia Law Review, 8, 127-176.

High, A. J. (2013). Grassroots NGO regulations and China's local legal culture. Socio-Legal Review, 9(2), 1-50.

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Journal - Research Other

High, A. (2018). The case for mindfulness in New Zealand legal education. New Zealand Law Journal, (June), 160-163.

Kloeden, A. (2012). [Review of the book NGOs in China and Europe: Comparisons and contrasts]. Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 41(3), 517-520. doi: 10.1177/0899764011414171

Kloeden, A. (2012). China as law-ruled state: From top-down rhetoric to bottom-up expectations. Political Reflection, 3(1), 16-19.

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Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

High, A. (2018). Law and practice of religious orphan welfare in China. Proceedings of the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ), the Canadian Law and Society Association (CLSA) and the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) of the UK Joint International Conference: Inclusion, Exclusion, Democracy. (pp. 34). Retrieved from http://www.uowblogs.com/lsaanz2018

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Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

High, A. (2018, October). Mindfulness in the classroom. Workshop presentation at the Teaching and Learning Symposium: Rebuilding Your Ship at Sea: Cultivating Identity, Integrity, Community and Collegiality in Times of Change, Dunedin, New Zealand.

High, A. (2017, November). "One eye open, one eye closed": The role and regulation of China's foreign-run orphanages. Verbal presentation at the Thomson Reuters New & Emerging Scholars Symposium, Hamilton, New Zealand.

High, A. J. (2017, January). Research in progress [Section on East Asian Law and Society]. Verbal presentation at the 111th Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting: Why Law Matters, San Francisco, USA.

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Awarded Doctoral Degree

Kloeden, A. J. (2012). Government beyond law: Exploring charity regulation and spaces of order in China (DPhil). University of Oxford, Oxford, UK. Retrieved from https://ora.ox.ac.uk/objects/uuid:e48b254a-3316-4a0b-a994-c3c6a6b3624a

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