Donna Buckingham

Commissioner
Contact info 
PA contact: Cheryl Thomson, 04 914 4810

Donna Buckingham is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Otago.

Her teaching and research interests include statutory interpretation, evidence, civil procedure and the regulation of the legal profession. Donna also is the Director of the New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII), the largest New Zealand publisher of free online legislation, court and tribunal decisions, reports and articles.  Donna is a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, the former Chair of the Women’s Consultative Group of the New Zealand Law Society and former President of the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Law Society.  She has written on the interpretation of legislation, legal governance and discipline, legal publishing, legal education and evidence issues.

Donna Buckingham’s appointment as a Law Commissioner is from May 2016 until May 2021.