Ms Gay Morgan

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Senior Lecturer (Law)

Qualifications: BA Colorado LLM Yale JD (summa ) San Diego

About Me

Gay Morgan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physics from the University of Colorado, and later graduated Summa Cum Laude with JD from the University of San Diego. She also graduated with Masters in Law from Yale University. Ms Morgan has been admitted to the California and Eighth Circuit bars.

Gay is a founding member of the New Zealand Human Rights Foundation, a member of the Australia & New Zealand Law and History Society and a member of several international public law forums. She spent 11 years in Africa working on public infrastructure and community self-development projects, and three years working for the United States Court of Appeal, Eighth Circuit. These experiences are central to her research interests in public law and in jurisprudence. She is an editor of the New Zealand Yearbook of Jurisprudence.

Papers I Teach

Research Supervised

Research Interests

  • Jurisprudence
  • Public Law
  • Legal Systems
  • Self Government
  • Pluralism
  • Animal Rights
Current Research Projects
  1. NZTA legislation model
  2. Democratic process in constitutionalism
  3. Moral considerateness of pest animals
  4. Communal responsibility


Law; Legal Education; Teaching

Recent Publications

  • Morgan, G. D. (2016). Rethinking the concept of racism: Is racism really racism. In Australian Society of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference. University of Auckland, Auckland.

  • Te Aho, L. N., & morgan, G. (2016). Introduction and dedication to Matiu Dickson. Waikato Law Review, 24, 1 page.

  • Morgan, G. D. (2015). “Therapeutic Jurisprudence: Therapeutic for Whom?”. In ANZAPPL 2015 Joint Conference. Systems, Clients and Patients. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. Canberra, Australia.

  • Morgan, G. D. (2015). “Constitutional Custody is key to Deliberation and to the Appearance of Deliberation: Reasons to Keep the Custody of the Constitution Directly with the People”. In Annual Public Law Weekend “Constitutional Deliberation”. ANU, Canberra, Australia.

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Contact Details

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Morgan, Ms Gay 6600 morgan N.5.23 Law, Faculty of

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