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Professor Jeremy Finn

School of Law

Fields of Research

  • Contract
  • Criminal Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • New Zealand and Colonial legal history
  • Earthquake research

Researcher Summary

Research areas include Criminal Law, the Law of Contract, Intellectual Property Law and Legal History. His current research projects are in the fields of intellectual property law and legal history. The former includes aspects of copyright law, trade marks, passing off, and the accommodation of indigenous peoples' interests within the existing law. The latter focuses on comparative colonial legal history, the transmission of legal ideas and information between jurisdictions, the early legal history of Canterbury and the Canterbury Law School.

Subject Area: Disciplines

Research Projects

Research Groups

Future Research

  • Majority verdicts in criminal trials
  • Early New Zealand judge-made law
  • Exceptions to the double jeopardy rule
  • Intellectual property in personae and images of celebrities
  • History of the Canterbury Law School

Affiliations

Student Supervision

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    Completed
  • PhD - Breach: The origins of the Use (2016)
  • PhD - Collins: Commercial Leases and the Canterbury Earthquakes (2016)
  • Current
  • Masters - Kim: Police questioning and NZBORA compliance
  • Completed
  • Masters - Kunert: Schethter's theory of trade marks and the well-known marks provisions (2011)
  • Masters - Ashton: Claim of right (2011)
  • Masters - Fini: Consumer protection legislation and small tomedium size business enterprises (2011)
  • Masters - Ceballos Vlahos: Plain Packaging for Cigarettes: Are health issues going to reshape trademark regulation (2014)
  • Masters - Nielsen: trademark law and domain dispute resolution processes (2011)
  • Honours - Barkle: LAWS 420: Best tribunal of fact in sexual offence cases (2012)
  • Honours - Bridgman: Laws 420: Dishonesty in Theft (2012)
  • Current
  • Honours - Carrington: Killing by Influence on the Mind
  • Honours - Cartwright: Laws 401 Misuse of Drugs Act and aggravated possession (2010)
  • Honours - Cooke: LAWS 430: Genericide in Trade Mark Law (2012)
  • Honours - Edilson: It was a Murder but not a Crime? New Zealand’s Response to the Repeal of Provocation (2014)
  • Honours - Evans: LAWS 420 : Reform of bail laws (2012)
  • Honours - Everingham: Uncharted Waters: The effectiveness and future of criminal protections of intellectual property in New Zealand
  • Honours - Fraser: LAWS 401 Youth Justice (2010)
  • Honours - Goodwin: 2012-Honours-Goodwin, Hugh (2012)
  • Honours - Grainger: Search and Seizure in Schools (2013)
  • Honours - Hansby: The adequacy of criminal sanctions for directors responsible for fraudulent financial statements
  • Honours - Hayes: 2012-Honours-Hayes, Katie (2012)
  • Honours - Hopkins: Contempt of court and social media (2014)
  • Honours - Johnston: Evidence Easier Said Than Done : Presumptions of Propensity (2014)
  • Honours - Keast: LAWS 451 Addressing child abuse through "failure to protect" legislation: expanding the duty of care. (2010)
  • Honours - Kennerley: Attrition in Cases of Child Sexual Abuse: New Zealand’s Dirty Little Secret? (2015)
  • Honours - Knight: Reconciling euthanasia laws with international human rights obligations (2016)
  • Honours - Kos: Dragged Through the Mud: Can Disincentives to Witness Participation in Criminal Trials be Reduced? (2014)
  • Honours - McClay: Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in the Criminal Justice System
  • Honours - McGeorge: Art crime in international criminal law (2016)
  • Honours - McGregor: Drug Courts (2012)
  • Honours - Mitchell: LAWS 401 Defence disclosure (2010)
  • Honours - Molteni-Luporini: the criminalisation of directors’ duties under the Companies and Limited Partnerships Amendment Bill 2011 (2013)
  • Honours - Mudgway: Laws 401 Insanity (2010)
  • Honours - O'Brien: Appropriate Appropriation: Building a framework for intellectual property rights over cultural icons (2014)
  • Honours - O'Donnell: Inventing Life: Synthetic Biology and the Intellectual Property Dilemma (2014)
  • Honours - Ooi: Voluntary euthanasia for children (2014)
  • Honours - Ritchie: Corporate manslaughter (2013)
  • Honours - Sanders: Re-evaluating the mental element of common purpose liability in New Zealand in light of R v Jogee
  • Honours - Sangaroonthong: Seed patents (2013)
  • Honours - Talboys: 2012-Honours-Talboys, George (2012)
  • Honours - Thomson: FROM THE PLAYGROUND TO CYBERSPACE: THE TREATMENT OF BULLYING IN THE CRIMINAL LAW (2014)
  • Honours - Westaway: LAWS 401 Diminished Responsibility (2010)
  • Honours - Whitcombe: The dangers of adventure - How safe are sport and adventure activities in New Zealand and what can the law do?
  • Honours - Woods: LAWS 430: Addressing Maori IP interests after the WAI 262 report (2012)
  • Honours - Wynne: Chasing the Proceeds of Crime: Nothing Civil About the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009 (2013)

Research/Scholarly/Creative Works

(Displaying research/scholarly/creative work for last six years)
  • Burrows, J., Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2016) The Law of Contract in New Zealand. (5th ed.) Wellington: LexisNexis NZ. (Authored Books)
  • Collins, T., Finn, J., Holderness, H., Hopkins, W. and Toomey, J. (2016) The Canterbury earthquakes 2010-11 - selected legal issues. Australian Environment Review 31(9): 324-328. (Journal articles)
  • Finn, JN. (2016) “Case Note: ASG v Hayne – A Case of Publish And Not Be Damned”. NZ Criminal Law Review 1(2): 86-91. (Journal articles)
  • Finn, JN. (2016) The West Coast Goldfields Lawyers. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, JN. (2016) Criminal Procedure update (July). In France, S (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, JN. (2016) Offences and Defences Update (March). In France, S (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law:Offences and Defences Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, JN. and Toomey, JE. (2016) Of fences, cliffs and ambulances: condominium governance and preparing for adverse event. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, JN., Toomey, JE. and France-Hudson, B. (2016) “Damage, Destruction, Distress: Shared Ownership Debacles”. Canterbury Law Review 22(1): 57-81. (Journal articles)
  • Finn, JN., Toomey, JE. and France-Hudson, B. (2016) Toward simpler legal frameworks for condominiums: safeguarding the interests of owners and residents. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, JN., Toomey, JE. and France-Hudson, B. (2016) Repairs, renovation, restoration, demolition or replacement of multi-dwelling units on a single title Professor Jeremy Finn, Professor Elizabeth Toomey and Dr Ben France-Hudson introduce the BRANZ Research Project. New Zealand Law Journal 2016(6): 208-212. (Journal articles)
  • Toomey, E., Finn, J. and France-Hudson, B. (2016) Repairs, Renovation, Restoration, Demolition or Replacement of Multi-Dwelling Units on a Single Title: BRANZ Research Project. (Conference - Other)
  • Toomey, JE., Finn, J., Jones, AM. and Green Jr, T. (2016) Damage Destruction Distress: Shared Ownership Debacles. (Conference - Other)
  • Collins, TL. (2015) The Problems Encountered by Commercial Landlords and Tenants after the Canterbury Earthquakes. In Finn, J, Toomey, L (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 301-321. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Emergency situations and the defence of necessity. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J. (2015) George Hutchison, the Criminal Evidence Act 1889 and the widespread debate about the "no adverse inferences" rule. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Symbol and myth: Magna C(h)arta in legal and public discourse about law and rights in New Zealand 1840-1940. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J. (2015) An Unusual link, Natural Disasters, Criminal Law and Justice and the Legal Position of Volunteers. In Finn, J, Toomey, E (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 123-152. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Commentary update (April). In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Offences and Defences Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Commentary update (February). In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Commentary Update (June). In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Commentary Update (March): Crimes Act. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Offences and Defences Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Commentary update (May). In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Commentary update (October). In France, S (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Commentary Update (October). In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Offences and Defences Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Floods. In Finn, J, Toomey, E (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 77-94. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Frustration of Contract and Dealing with Disasters. In Finn, J, Toomey, E (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 153-164. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Insurance Issues. In Finn, J, Toomey, E (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 195-226. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Introduction. In Finn, J, Toomey, E (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 1-8. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2015) Methodology. In Finn, J, Toomey, E (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 9-14. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Mathias, D. (2015) Criminal Procedure in New Zealand. (2nd ed.) Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Authored Books)
  • Finn, J. and Toomey, E. (2015) United States of America Experiences. In Finn, J, Toomey, E (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 53-76. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Toomey, E. (Ed.) (2015) Legal Responses to Natural Disasters. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Edited Volumes)
  • Finn, J., Cheer, U. and Rosanowski, S. (2015) Media, Family and Employment. In Finn, J, Toomey, E (Ed.), Legal Response to Natural Disasters: 95-122. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J., Holderness, H. and Toomey, E. (2015) Paying Out After a Natural Disaster: The Earthquake Commission, Private Insurance and Red-Zone Payouts after the Canterbury (New Zealand) Earthquakes. Gold Coast, Australia: Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference, 3 May 2015 - 5 May 2015. In Proceedings: 80-99. (Conference - Published)
  • Toomey, JE., Finn, J. and Kipp, P. (2015) Submission to Regulations Review Committee: Inquiry into Parliament's Legislative Response for Future National Emergencies. (Reports)
  • Wilson, D. (2015) Fair Trading Act. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Commercial Law in New Zealand Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Discharge of contract. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 183-195. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Formation of a contract. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 13-44. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Introduction. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 1-6. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Introduction: the nature of contract. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 7-12. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Misrepresentation and breach of contract. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 133-182. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Privity and assignmennt. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 111-132. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) The terms of the contract. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 45-70. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Vitiating elements. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 71-110. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. and Toomey, E. (2014) Lessons learnt from the Canterbury Earthquakes. Gold Coast, Australia: Australian & New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference 2014 (ANZDMC), 5 May 2014 - 7 May 2014. In Proceedings: 28-46. (Conference - Published)
  • Finn, JN. (2014) Fit and proper but not solvent: the slow development of financial security as a requirement to legal practice in New Zealand. (Oral Presentations)
  • Finn, JN. (2014) Commentary Update (Apr): Crimes Act. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Offences and Defences Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, JN. (2014) Commentary Update (Jun): Bail Act. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, JN. (2014) Commentary Update (May): Trial Procedure. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, JN. (2014) Commentary Update (Nov): Trial Procedure. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, JN. (2014) Commentary Update (Oct): Bail Act. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, JN. (2014) Commentary Update (Sep): Crimes Act. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Offences and Defences Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Finn, JN. (2014) Criminal Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: Criminal Procedure Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Chapters)
  • Wilson, D. and Finn, J. (2014) Fair Trading Act 1986. In Hawes, C (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 195-232. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2013) Lawyers, 'place' and power. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J. (2013) The legal position of volunteers and natural disasters. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J. and Toomey, E. (2013) Sustainability and Disasters: The View from New Zealand. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J., Mathias, D. and Mansfield, R. (2013) Criminal Procedure in New Zealand. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. (Authored Books)
  • Finn, JN. (2013) "Spreading the word": Exploring the transmission of legal information through the British Empire. Canterbury Law Review 19: 26-51. (Journal articles)
  • Burrows, JF., Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2012) Law of Contract in New Zealand. (4th ed.) Wellington: LexisNexis. (Authored Books)
  • Finn, J. (2012) Spreading the word: Exploring the transmission of legal information through the British Empire. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J. (2012) The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on the legal profession. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J. (2012) Commentary Update (April): Crimes Act. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2012) The Founders of the New Zealand Legal Profession: The First Cohort of Lawyers 1841-1851. New Zealand Universities Law Review 25(1): 24-45. (Journal articles)
  • Finn, J. and Toomey, E. (2012) A first glimpse as to how the legal profession responded to the earthquakes. (Conference - Other)
  • Newbold, G., Finn, J., McVicar, G. and O'Connor, G. (2012) The NZ Bail Laws. (Oral Presentations)
  • Toomey, E. and Finn, J. (2012) What If we found answers to the legal issues arising from the Canterbury earthquakes? (Oral Presentations)
  • Finn, J. (2011) The first decade of the New Zealand legal profession: The first cohort of lawyers 1841-1851. (Conference - Other)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Chapter update (June): Trial Procedure. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf) (3rd ed.) Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Chapter update (November): Trial Procedure. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law. (looseleaf) Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Commentary update (April): Crimes Act. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf) (3rd ed.) Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Commentary update (May): Bail Act 2000. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf ed) (3rd ed.) Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Commentary update (November): Bail Act 2000. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf ed) (3rd ed.) Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Commentary update (November): Crimes Act. In Robertson, JB (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf) (3rd ed.) Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Decision-making and decision makers in sexual offence trials: Options for specialist sexual offence courts, tribunals of fact and the giving of reasons. Canterbury Law Review 17(1): 96-119. (Journal articles)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Making the procedure fit the crimes: Options for procedural change in sexual offence cases. Canterbury Law Review 17(1): 47-65. (Journal articles)
  • Finn, J., McDonald, E. and Tinsley, Y. (2011) Identifying and qualifying the decision-maker: The case for specialization. In McDonald, E, Tinsley, Y (Ed.), From "Real Rape" to Real Justice: Prosecuting Rape in New Zealand: 221-278. Wellington: Victoria University Press. (Chapters)
  • Finn, J., McDonald, E. and Tinsley, Y. (2011) Introduction to this special issue. Canterbury Law Review 17: 1-6. (Journal articles)
  • Finn, J., McDonald, E. and Tinsley, Y. (2011) The potential impact of other proposed reforms on processes in sexual violence cases. In McDonald, E, Tinsley, Y (Ed.), From "Real Rape" to Real Justice: Prosecuting Rape in New Zealand: 105-119. Wellington: Victoria University Press. (Chapters)
  • Todd, S., Burrows, J. and Finn, J. (2011) Contract Law in New Zealand. The Hague: Wolters Kluwer. (Authored Books)