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

Publications

(Selected outputs for last six years)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Discharge of contract. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 183-195. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • Wilson, D. and Finn, J. (2014) Fair Trading Act 1986. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 195-232. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Formation of a contract. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 13-44. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Introduction. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 1-6. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Introduction: the nature of contract. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 7-12. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • 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), 5-7 May 2014. In Proceedings 28-46. (Conference Contributions - Papers in published proceedings)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Misrepresentation and breach of contract. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 133-182. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Privity and assignmennt. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 111-132. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) The terms of the contract. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 45-70. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2014) Vitiating elements. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (4th ed.): 71-110. Wellington: LexisNexis. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J., Mathias, D. and Mansfield R. (2013) Criminal Procedure in New Zealand. Wellington: Thomson Reuters. 267pp. (Authored Books)
  • Finn, J. and Toomey, E. (2013) Sustainability and Disasters: The View from New Zealand. Hiroshima, Japan: Ninth International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 23-25 Jan 2013. (Conference Contributions - Full conference papers)
  • Finn, J. and Toomey, E. (2012) A first glimpse as to how the legal profession responded to the earthquakes. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Legal Issues Arising from the Earthquakes, 29 Aug 2012. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Finn, J. (2012) Commentary Update (April): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf, 59pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Burrows, J.F., Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2012) Law of Contract in New Zealand. (4th ed.). Wellington: LexisNexis. cx+960pp. (Authored Books)
  • Finn, J. (2012) Spreading the word: Exploring the transmission of legal information through the British Empire. Singapore: Legal Histories of the British Empire Conference, 5-7 Jul 2012. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • 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. (2012) The impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on the legal profession. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: University of Canterbury Earthquake Research Forum, 5 Jun 2012. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Newbold, G., Finn, J., McVicar, G. and O'Connor, G. (2012) The NZ Bail Laws. University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand: Public Debate, 8 May 2012. (Oral Presentations)
  • Toomey, E. and Finn, J. (2012) What If we found answers to the legal issues arising from the Canterbury earthquakes? Christchurch, New Zealand: "What If" University of Canterbury Community Lecture Series, 18 Jul 2012. (Oral Presentations)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Chapter update (June): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf) (3rd ed.): 35. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Chapter update (November): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law. (looseleaf): 36pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Commentary update (April): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf) (3rd ed.): 54. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Commentary update (May): Bail Act 2000. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf ed) (3rd ed.): 19. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Commentary update (November): Bail Act 2000. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf ed) (3 ed.): 13. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2011) Commentary update (November): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law (looseleaf) (3rd ed.): 64. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Todd, S., Burrows, J. and Finn, J. (2011) Contract Law in New Zealand. The Hague: Wolters Kluwer. 304pp. (Authored Books)
  • 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., McDonald, E. and Tinsley, Y. (2011) Identifying and qualifying the decision-maker: The case for specialization. In E. McDonald and Y. Tinsley (Ed.), From "Real Rape" to Real Justice: Prosecuting Rape in New Zealand: 221-278. Wellington: Victoria University Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • 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. (2011) The first decade of the New Zealand legal profession: The first cohort of lawyers 1841-1851. Brisbane, Australia: 30th Annual Australian and New Zealand Law and History Conference (ANZLHS), 12-13 Dec 2011. (Conference Contributions - Oral presentations)
  • Finn, J., McDonald, E. and Tinsley, Y. (2011) The potential impact of other proposed reforms on processes in sexual violence cases. In E. McDonald and Y. Tinsley (Ed.), From "Real Rape" to Real Justice: Prosecuting Rape in New Zealand: 105-119. Wellington: Victoria University Press. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (Ed.) (2010) Adams on Criminal Law. (2010 student ed.). Wellington: Thomson Reuters. 667pp. (Edited Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) An Interchange of Ideas - The Flows of Legal Information Across the Tasman. Canterbury Law Review 16(1): 99-116. (Journal Articles)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Chapter update (July): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 40pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Chapter update (November): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 55pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Commentary update (April): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 62pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Commentary update (June): Bail Act 2000. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 21pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Commentary update (November): Bail Act 2000. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 19pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Commentary update (October): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 1: looseleaf 101pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Educating for the Profession: Law at Canterbury, 1873-1973. Christchurch: Canterbury University Press. 216pp. (Authored Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Fair Trading Act 1986. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (3rd ed.): 191-229. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ Limited. (Chapters in Books)
  • Burrows, J., Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2010) Formation of a Contract. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (3rd ed.): 13-44. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ Limited. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) John James Meikle and the Problem of the Wrongly Convicted: An Enquiry into the History of Criminal Appeals in New Zealand. Victoria University of Wellington Law Review 41(3): 519-540. (Journal Articles)
  • Burrows, J., Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2010) The Terms of the Contract. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (3rd ed.): 45-67. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ Limited. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2010) Update: Criminal Jurisdiction of the Supreme Court. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 4pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Burrows, J., Finn, J. and Todd, S. (2010) Vitiating Elements. In C. Hawes (Ed.), Butterworths Introduction to Commercial Law (3rd ed.): 69-107. Wellington, New Zealand: LexisNexis NZ Limited. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2009) Commentary update (April): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 80pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2009) Commentary update (April): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol. 2: looseleaf 22pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2009) Commentary update (December): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 2: looseleaf 44pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2009) Commentary update (June): Bail Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 3: looseleaf 18pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2009) Commentary update (June): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 1: looseleaf, 18pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2009) Commentary update (November): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 1: looseleaf, 62pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2009) Commentary update (September): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 2: looseleaf 67pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2009) Inquisitorial Trials for Sexual Offences and 'Fair Trial' Rights. Canterbury Law Review 15: 317-347. (Journal Articles)
  • Finn, J. (2008) Chapter update (December): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 22pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. and Trendle, N. (2008) Chapter update (May): Bail. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 18pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2008) Chapter update (May): Trial Procedure. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law: looseleaf 34pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2008) Commentary update (April): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 1: looseleaf 85pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2008) Commentary update (December): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 1: looseleaf 22pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2008) Commentary update (May): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 1: looseleaf 20pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Finn, J. (2008) Commentary update (October): Crimes Act. In J.B. Robertson (Ed.), Adams on Criminal Law Vol 1: looseleaf 56pp. Wellington: Brookers. (Chapters in Books)
  • Todd, S., Burrows, J. and Finn, J. (2008) International Encyclopaedia of Laws: Contracts (New Zealand). (2nd ed.). The Hague: Kluwer Law International. 282pp. (Authored Books)
  • Finn, J. and Todd, S. (Ed.) (2008) Law, Liberty, Legislation: Essays in Honour of John Burrows QC. Wellington: LexisNexis NZ Ltd. xxxiv + 432. (Edited Books)