Elisabeth McDonald

University of Canterbury

Professor

Ilam Road

Christchurch 8140

New Zealand

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

17

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2

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Scholarly Papers (17)

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Use of Alternative Ways of Giving Evidence by Vulnerable Witnesses: Current Proposals, Issues and Challenges

Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, Forthcoming, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 2/2011
Number of pages: 30 Posted: 08 Aug 2011 Last Revised: 05 Apr 2015
Elisabeth McDonald and Yvette Tinsley
University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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evidence law, vulnerable witnesses, law reform, Evidence Act 2006

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Teaching with Feminist Judgments: A Global Conversation

38 Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice 1 (2019), Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper Forthcoming, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper, UNSW Law Research Paper No. 19-97
Number of pages: 67 Posted: 26 Jun 2019 Last Revised: 22 Jan 2020
Pace University School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Washington University in St. Louis - School of Law, University of Wisconsin - Parkside, University of Edinburgh - School of Law, University of New South Wales (UNSW) - UNSW Law & Justice, Leicester Law School, CUNY School of Law, University of Canterbury, UIC Law, affiliation not provided to SSRN and Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law
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legal education, pedagogy, feminist judgments

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From 'Real Rape' to Real Justice? Reflections on the Efficacy of More than 35 Years of Feminism, Activism and Law Reform

Victoria University of Wellington Law Review: Special Issue in Honour of Harriette Vine, First Woman Law Graduate 1913, Vol. 45, No. 3, p. 487, 2014
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 09 Jan 2015
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Law reform, evidence admissibility, preventative education, rape mythology

Accessing Court Files as a Feminist Endeavour: Reflections on ‘Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa - Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope’

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 May 2018 Last Revised: 02 Jan 2019
Elisabeth McDonald and Paulette Benton-Greig
University of Canterbury and University of Waikato - School of Law
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Feminist methodology, feminist judgments, rape trial process, access to court records, rape mythology, Metodología feminista, sentencias feministas, proceso judicial por violación, acceso a archivos judiciales, mitología de la violación

Accessing Court Files as a Feminist Endeavour: Reflections on ‘Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa - Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope’

Oñati Socio-Legal Series, vol. 8, n. 9 (2018)
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 May 2018
Elisabeth McDonald and Paulette Benton-Greig
University of Canterbury and University of Waikato - School of Law
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Feminist methodology, feminist judgments, rape trial process, access to court records, rape mythology, Metodología feminista, sentencias feministas, proceso judicial por violación, acceso a archivos judiciales, mitología de la violación

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Her Sexuality as Indicative of His Innocence: The Operation of New Zealand's 'Rape Shield' Provision

Criminal Law Journal V 18 No 6, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 141
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Feb 2015 Last Revised: 22 Oct 2016
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Evidence Act 1908, sexual history evidence, rape myths

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'The Law as It Should Be' When Prosecuting Sexual Offences: The Contribution of Legal Academics to Law Reform

(2013) 25(4) New Zealand University Law Review pp 758-779
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 10 Jan 2015
Elisabeth McDonald and Yvette Tinsley
University of Canterbury and Victoria University of Wellington, Te Herenga Waka - Faculty of Law
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Rape Study, sexual offending, victims, reform

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Provoking Law Reform: Feminism, Queer Theory and the Legislative Agenda

Claire Charters and Dean R Knight (eds) We, The People(s): Participation in Governance (Victoria University Press and NZCPL, Wellington, 2011) pp 237-257, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 137
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 18 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2016
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Partial defence, provocation, non-dominant groups, GBLT community

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'Real Rape' in New Zealand: Women Complainants' Experience of the Court Process

Yearbook of New Zealand Jurisprudence 1(1): 59-80.
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 25 Feb 2015
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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women, rape, trial process, reform.

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Discrimination and Trans People: The Abandoned Proposal to Amend the Human Rights Act 1993

Vol 5 NZJPIL, pp 301-316, 2007, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 140
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 09 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2016
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Georgina Beyer, Human Rights (Gender identity) Amendment Bill, transgender, discrimination.

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Sexual Violence on Trial: An Update on Reform Options

25 (1) Women's Studies Journal pp 63-69, 2011
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 22 Jan 2015
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Trial process reform, sexual offending, rules of evidence, experiences of rape complainants

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No Straight Answer: Homophobia as Both an Aggravating and Mitigating Factor in New Zealand Homicide Cases

Elisabeth McDonald "No Straight Answer: Homophobia as Both an Aggravating and Mitigating Factor in New Zealand Homicide Cases" VUWLR 37(2) (2006) pp 223-248. , Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 139
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 07 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 05 Jun 2021
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Homophobia, provocation, Sentencing Act, homicide

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Why So Silent on the Right to Silence? Missing Matters in the Review of the Evidence Act 2006

(2013) 44 (3/4) Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, pp. 573-592
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 10 Jan 2015
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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silence, Evidence Act 2006, Law Commission, reform

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Response to Mark Masterson: Gender Conforming Bodies: Consent, Sexuality and the Criminal Law

Michael Hemmingsen and J L Shaw (eds) Meaning and Identity: An Interdisciplinary Perspective (Society for Philosophy and Culture, Wellington, 2013) pp 177-192, Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper No. 138
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 18 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 20 Oct 2016
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Gender assignment surgery, intersexual, transsexual, cultural value, surgery

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The Admissibility of 'Acquittal Evidence' in Criminal Trials: Toward Reform

Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, Vol 34, No 4 (2003) pp 639- 663
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 20 Dec 2014
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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acquittal evidence, admissibility, admissibility rule, Evidence Code, judical resolution

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A Research Response to Reform-Resistant Questioning Process in Adult Rape Cases

Elisabeth McDonald "Rape Myths as Barriers to Fair Trial Process" Canterbury University Press, 2020
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 04 May 2020
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Trial Process, Rape Myth, Rules of Evidence, Consent, Credibility, Judicial Directions

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Going 'Straight to Basics': The Role of Lord Cooke in Reforming the Rule Against Hearsay-From Baker to the Evidence Act 2006

(2008) VUWLR 39(1) pp 143-166
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 08 Jan 2015
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury
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Lord Cooke, hearsay, Bain, Manase.

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Resisting Defence Access to Counselling Records in Cases of Sexual Offending: Does the Law Effectively Protect Clinician and Client Rights?

Elisabeth McDonald "Resisting Defence Access to Counselling Records in Cases of Sexual Offending: Does the Law Effectively Protect Clinician and Client Rights?" (2013) 5(2) Sexual Abuse in Australia and New Zealand pp 12-20.
Posted: 07 Jan 2015
Elisabeth McDonald
University of Canterbury

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counselling records, victims, survivors, defence access