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Alex Latu

Alex Latu imageBA LLB(Otago) LLM(New York)

Contact

Office 10th Floor – 10C10
Email alex.latu@otago.ac.nz

Teaching

Alex currently teaches part of the Property Law course as well as the Media Law elective paper.

Research interests

Alex's research interests lie generally in the areas of media law, legal theory, and law and global governance.

Background

Before joining the Faculty in 2020 Alex practised as a solicitor, litigating media and intellectual property related issues in Sydney, Australia, after completing his LL.M. at NYU Law on a Fulbright scholarship. Alex was also a Judge's clerk in the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of New Zealand, following his undergraduate study in law and politics at Otago University.

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Publications

Latu, A. (2021). Online intermediaries and defamation "safe harbours" in Australia and New Zealand: Content hosts, Facebook comments and contretemps. Tort Law Review, 28(2), 61-80.

Young, S., & Latu, A. (2020). Class actions, crown negligence, immunities and epidemics on trial. New Zealand Law Journal, 10, 368-372.

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

Latu, A. (2013). Forestry certification and government procurement. Proceedings of The Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual International Meeting. Retrieved from https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/lsa/lsa13

Latu, A. (2013). Public procurement and private certification: The case of the UK TPP [Osgoode Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy Research Paper No, 53/2013]. Osgoode Digital Commons. 34p. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2360264

Latu, A. (2021). Online intermediaries and defamation "safe harbours" in Australia and New Zealand: Content hosts, Facebook comments and contretemps. Tort Law Review, 28(2), 61-80.

Journal - Research Article

Young, S., & Latu, A. (2020). Class actions, crown negligence, immunities and epidemics on trial. New Zealand Law Journal, 10, 368-372.

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

Latu, A. (2013). Forestry certification and government procurement. Proceedings of The Law and Society Association (LSA) Annual International Meeting. Retrieved from https://convention2.allacademic.com/one/lsa/lsa13

Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Latu, A. (2013). Public procurement and private certification: The case of the UK TPP [Osgoode Comparative Research in Law & Political Economy Research Paper No, 53/2013]. Osgoode Digital Commons. 34p. doi: 10.2139/ssrn.2360264

Working Paper; Discussion Paper; Technical Report

Henaghan, M., Righarts, S., Latu, A., & Ballantyne, R. (2012). Property (Relationships) Amendment Act 2001 and retirement: Are separated women more disadvantaged than men? Commissioned by the Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 79p.

Commissioned Report for External Body

Latu, A., & Lucas, A. (2008). Discretion in the New Zealand criminal justice system: The position of Maori and Pacific Islanders. Journal of South Pacific Law, 12(1), 84-93.

Journal - Research Article

Latu, A. (2021). Why NZ is unlikely to follow Australia's lead on social media defamation law. The Spinoff, (17 September). Retrieved from https://thespinoff.co.nz/media/17-09-2021/why-nz-is-unlikely-to-follow-australias-lead-on-social-media-defamation-law

Journal - Professional & Other Non-Research Articles

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