I am trying to compile a list of New Zealand lawyers who blog. I am one such person of course, even if a lot (in fact most) of my blogging does not relate strictly to the law.
Anyway, I thought it would be a useful exercise to find out who in the legal profession is out there in the blogosphere. I might even include a list as a sidebar.
Here are the ones I know about (in no particular order). (I'll update this list as I get more recommendations)
His blog is Media Law Journal. A barrister, lecturer and all-round media law expert. His blog posts cover a wide range of media law issues.
Geddis is a Professor at Otago University. His specialty is public law. He contributes to the Pundit blog, and his posts cover a range of public law and constitutional issues.
His blog is called Laws 179: Elephants and the Law. Knight is a senior law lecturer at Victoria University, and his specialty is public law. He blogs mostly about public law and constitutional issues.
Burgess is an Associate at Clendons, lawyers. Burgess’ blog is called Law and Technology and his blog posts cover a range of mostly IT law issues.
Her Cactus Kate blog is well-known within the political blogosphere. Odgers is Hong Kong based and specialises in tax. Her blogging style is aggressive and forthright and she delights in furiously attacking people who don’t share her strongly-held opinions, which are firmly on the right side of the political spectrum. She blogs mainly on political and business issues. I’ve included her since most of her posts relate to New Zealand matters, even though she’s not NZ based.
Franks is the eponymous owner of this blog. Franks was the 2008 National Party candidate for Wellington Central, and is a former ACT Party MP. He has now returned to commercial law. He blogs mainly on politics and law and order issues, and has been an advisor to the Sensible Sentencing Trust. As you would expect from his political background, he brings a notably right-wing perspective to many of his posts.
Graeme is a regular contributor to the Legal Beagle section of the Public Address blog. He’s a Wellington-based barrister. His posts relate mostly to constitutional issues, and they reveal a deep knowledge of electoral law and our electoral system.
Jones' blog is Ahi-kā-roa. It focuses on issues in the law relating to Māori and other Indigenous Peoples. Jones is a lecturer at Victoria University, focusing on Maori and indigenous legal issues.
Edwards' blog is jcelaw's posterous. Edwards is a privacy and media lawyer. His blog is pretty new, and only has a few posts so far. Hopefully we'll see more from him soon.
Various Victoria University Staff
Wellington seems to be leading the way with lawyer bloggers. Victoria University has a blogsite called 15 Lambton Quay, which is contributed to by a number of law staff. It covers law, policy and government, and some of the bloggers aren't lawyers, but, hey, I'll include it.
Anderson is a Victoria University law professor (is blogging obligatory there or something?). He specialises in employment law, and his blog entitled New Zealand Employment Law covers, not surprisingly, employment law issues.
Shera is an IP lawyer working at Lowndes Jordan. His blogsite law.geek.nz focuses mainly on internet law and copyright issues.
You know about this blog. In my day job I’m a commercial lawyer working in the field of IP and technology for a major New Zealand IP practice. I mean to blog more about IP issues, but usually end up venting over the political issues of the day.
I didn't consider politicians who also happen to be lawyers, since they are really blogging as politicians.
I have also not included lawyers who blog under the banner of their law firm, since arguably they are not really blogging in their own right.
Is there anyone else you know of? Let me know.