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Dr Anna High

Co-Director, Otago Centre for Law and Society

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

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Contact

Tel +64 3 479 8859
Email anna.high@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

Anna teaches Evidence Law, Jurisprudence and Chinese Law.

Research

Anna is a socio-legal scholar who has adopted a “law in action” approach to three main areas of interest: Chinese law, feminist theory/sexual violence, and evidence law. She has also published in the area of legal education/pedagogy.

Her monograph on orphan relief in China was awarded the 2020 Asian Law and Society Association Distinguished Book Award. She holds current research grants from Marsden and the New Zealand Law Foundation and is co-founder/director of the newly established Otago Centre for Law and Society. Her most recent work, exploring a theory of “sexual dignity” in feminist legal theory and comparative case law, is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. 

Otago Centre for Law and Society

Background

Following the completion of her doctorate at the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar (Qld & Magdalen 2008), Anna was Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence and American Council of Learned Societies Postdoctoral Fellow at the 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.

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Publications

High, A. (2022). Sexual dignity and rape law. Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, 33(2), 1-36. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13051/18183

High, A. (2022). Sexual orientation as disposition evidence in sexual cases. New Zealand Law Journal, 2, 51-53, 63.

High, A. (2022). Response to comments by Anna High [Book discussion]. Asian Journal of Law & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/als.2022.15

Pirini, M., & High, A. (2022). Dignity and mana in Aotearoa New Zealand legislation. Policy Quarterly, 18(1), 52-58. doi: 10.26686/pq.v18i1.7503

Pirini, M., & High, A. (2021). Dignity and mana in the "third law" of Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 29, 623-647.

High, A. (2022). Sexual dignity and rape law. Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, 33(2), 1-36. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13051/18183

Journal - Research Article

High, A. (2022). Sexual orientation as disposition evidence in sexual cases. New Zealand Law Journal, 2, 51-53, 63.

Journal - Research Article

High, A. (2022). Response to comments by Anna High [Book discussion]. Asian Journal of Law & Society. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1017/als.2022.15

Journal - Research Other

Pirini, M., & High, A. (2022). Dignity and mana in Aotearoa New Zealand legislation. Policy Quarterly, 18(1), 52-58. doi: 10.26686/pq.v18i1.7503

Journal - Research Article

Pirini, M., & High, A. (2021). Dignity and mana in the "third law" of Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 29, 623-647.

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

High, A. (2021). Cellmate confessions. New Zealand Law Journal, (3), 81-83.

Journal - Research Article

High, A. (2021). The exclusion of prison informant evidence for unreliability in New Zealand. International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 25(3), 217-238. doi: 10.1177/13657127211011236

Journal - Research Article

High, A., & Hickman, C. (2020). The 'any evidence' rule in New Zealand family law. New Zealand Universities Law Review, 29, 49-74.

Journal - Research Article

High, A. (2020). The Red Fox Tavern trial and the evidence act. New Zealand Law Journal, 2, 69.

Journal - Research Article

High, A. (2020). What's a Judge to do? Allegations of police torture in China as evidence in an English court. New Zealand Law Journal, (October), 318-320, 327.

Journal - Research Article

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

Authored Book - Research

Hickman, C., & High, A. (2019). Anarchy and analysis: Applying the rules to child-related evidence. Proceedings of the New Zealand Law Society (NZLS) Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Family Law Conference. (pp. 49-69). Wellington, New Zealand: NZLS CLE. [Full Paper]

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Full paper

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

Journal - Research Other

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

Journal - Research Article

High, A. (2018). [Review of the book Feminist judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand Te Rino: A two-stranded rope]. Otago Law Review, 15(2), 317-322. [Book Review].

Journal - Research Other

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

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

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.

Conference Contribution - Verbal presentation and other Conference outputs

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