Titles

Title
Author
Director
GenreYearUseful-ness
Themes
Summary
References
Publisher
Original Year
"1840 The Treaty" in VoicesStead, C.K. Poetry19902Treaty criticism/ issues | Land issues | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Law and religion | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | History of the Treaty from different perspectives eg. "The Settler".

Maori contempt of the Treaty. Pakeha ignorance of Maori customs. Crown pre-emption Article 2- Pakeha religion dominating Maori custom.
pp 12-15G.P. Books, Wellington 
"1860 The Pakeha-Maori" in VoicesStead, C.K. Poetry19903Land issues | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Legal history | Land issues | History of the Treaty - Maori/Pakeha relations G.P. Books, Wellington 
1951Smith, Peter A Novel20031Perceptions of lawyers | Appearance of courtroom | Court procedure | Public/ admin law | Law students | Legal history | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Law as a tool of oppression | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Routine of court procedure | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Role of the media | Individual rights vs public safety | Politics and law | Obstructive nature of government | Importance of due process | About the 1951 waterfront workers strike.

Bush lawyer- Arbitration court- Alternative dispute resolution- Government imposing draconian laws - Breach of natural justice- Freedom of speech- Civil liberties- Lawyer saving the day- Industrial law
pp 22-23, 52-53, 104-105, 114-119, 124-131, 232-233, 236-237, 272-273David Ling Publishing, Auckland 
"1990 At the Grave of Governor Hobson" in VoicesStead, C.K. Poetry19903Treaty criticism/ issues | Distrust of the legal system | Legal jargon | History of the Treaty.

Maori saying that the Treay is a fraud.
 G.P. Books, Wellington 
"50" in Star WakaSullivan, Robert Poetry19993Personification of 'The Law' | Perceptions of judges | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Distrust of the legal system | Different ways of viewing justice.  Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"A Ballad of the Deep South" in The Eye of King CatMartin, John Poetry19923Perceptions of judges | Legal history | Importance of jury | Sentencing issues | Common man facing the law | Cause celebre trials | Man alone on the run from the law | Injustice | Poem based on McNeish's novel about Jock Mackenziepp 35-37Jaybee Press, Auckland 
"A Clean Slate" in Graeme Lay (ed) Another 100 New Zealand Short StoriesLewis, Mike Short Story19985Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Two page short story. Main character had marched against the Positive Discrimination Act.pp 153Tandem Press, Auckland 
"A Dissertation upon Facts" in This Night in WinterPaisley, John Poetry19824Perceptions of lawyers | Distrust of the legal system | About 'Facts' as a concept.

Analytical approach of lawyers.
p 50Helicon Press, Dunedin 
"A Eulogy for Brian Rodney Bell 1929-2000" in AcetyleneCochrane, Geoff Poetry20014Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Eulogy with vague mention of law.

Lawyers putting on airs
p 69Victoria University Press, Wellington 
A Fancy ManMcCauley, Sue Novel19961Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Court procedure | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Speed of justice | Corruption in the legal system | Perceptions of judges | Importance of advocacy | Law as a game | Coercive power of the law | Distrust of the legal system | Law as a tool of oppression | Corruption in the legal system Trial scene where a working class man is acquitted.

Unprincipled laws breed unprincipled tactics. Aloof judge.
pp 131-151,205-211Vintage, Auckland 
'A Final Cure' in The Stories of Frank SargesonSargeson, Frank Short Story19825Women in law |About illegal drugs and a perverted doctor - Doctor gives woman money to have an abortion and is also involved with illegal drugs.

Drugs and the law- Justice of the Peace as the everyday face of the law.
pp 318-319Penguin Books, Auckland 
"A Judgment of Court" in More Than Writing On The WallWerata, Tama Poetry19833Youth and law | Powerful judges | Criminal stigma | Street kid on trial - found guilty The Kahurangi Cooperative, Papatoetoe 
"A Modest Apocalypse" in A Modest Apocalypse and other short storiesMcCarten, Anthony Short Story19914Perceptions of lawyers | About a man who starts up a dairy - he gets advice from a lawyerpp 18-21Godwit Press, Auckland 
"a nearly fifty year old woman to another" in The Pohutukawa-Beringen TreeMarshall, Theresia Liemlienio Poetry19933Legal ramifications of divorce | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Perceptions of judges | Injustice | Law as a tool of oppression Marriage break-up.

Husbands coming out of marriage break-ups in a stronger position than wives. Old boys network.
pp 58-59Griffin Press, Auckland 
"A Public Apology" in Has Anyone Seen Shorty and other short storiesSharrock, Edmund C Short Story19924Distrust of the legal system | Importance of advocacy | Public Apology for defamation.

Friends' influence to get legal help.
pp 96, 130-132E. Sharrock, New Zealand 
A Red Silk SeaRanstead, Gillian Novel20055Perceptions of lawyers | Law students | Law school | Law as route to power | Features a law student character.

Emphasis of case law in legal studies. Large amount of reading for legal studies.
pp 82, 322Penguin, Auckland 
"A Rope for Harry Fat" in J E Weir (ed) Collected Poems: James K Baxter Baxter, James K  Poetry19792Law and religion | Perceptions of judges | Personification of 'The law' | Youth and law | Judge as God | Use of violence by legal system | Mercy | Importance of jury | A young man is about to be hanged.

Personification of legal concepts (ie. Mercy, Justice)
pp 163-164Oxford University Press, Wellington 
A Secret MindKelly, Kaye Novel20075Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of advocacy | Main character ripped off by crook, goes to lawyer for assistance.

Lawyers dealing daily in misery.
pp 153-155Random House, Auckland 
A Sonnet for the CityNoonan, Diana Novel19923Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of judges | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Sentencing issues | Corruption in the legal system | Politics and law | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Court scene - Student protest.

Importance of physical appearance- "what did one wear to a court hearing?"
pp 112-117McIndoe Publishers, Dunedin 
"A Teenage Problem" in Doctor's RockOlds, Peter Poetry19765Youth and law | Personification of 'The Law' | About an old rocker who is reminiscing, including his troubles with the law.

Perceptions of the legal system as cold and impersonal.
pp 15-16Caveman Press, Dunedin 
"A Temporary Metamorphosis" in Lovers and Other PeopleSoutham, Barry Poetry19733Personification of 'The Law' | Distrust of the legal system | Women in law | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Conversation between a hitchhiker and a traffic cop about the devastation of the cop's family (cancer and car accident).

The way the law can be used to prevent harm and misery- Negligence of law (why wasn't it there when we needed it?)
p 54Pegasus Press, Christchurch 
"A Well healed Hound" in Past PresentDane, Peter Poetry20053Natural law | Youth and law | Frustration with the legal system | Man sleeps with under age prostitutes, and bemoans the fact that it is illegal.

"I shun this country's presbytarian shore where money's might is muzzled by the law".
p 80Hudson Cresset Publishing, Auckland 
Above SuspicionGordon, Gaelyn Novel19905Law in literature within law in literature | A person has been murdered - Dead person is speaking- Mention of 'Portia' pp 126-127Random House, Auckland 
Absent without LeaveEdwards, James with Tetley, GraemeLaing, JohnFeature Film19934Law as a tool of oppression | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Man alone on the run from the law | A soldier goes AWOL and deserts. He is found, charged and court marshalled under the Army Act.  Meridian Film Productions, in association with the NZ Film Commission, NZ on Air and Avalon NFU Studios 
"agency, the" in Indigo ThistlesSheehan, Pip Poetry20004Perceptions of lawyers | Hypocrisy of law | The way lawyers view the law | About an advertising agency.

Agents and advertising personnel likened to unscrupulous, lean, mean defence lawyers who know the defendant is guilty and still represent them.
p 35PeakPress, Wanaka 
Air ScreamBruce, John Novel19772Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Politics and law | Importance of negotiation | Obstructive nature of government | Perceptions of lawyers | Use of law to discover truth | Airplane crash aftermath - Takes place 2 years before Erebus Inquiry - Negotiations take place, with the Government trying to avoid fault - Woman searching for justice and implicating Government - Goes to trial - Includes top political figurespp 182-348Collins, London 
"Albatrosses, The" in Villon in MillertonNorcliffe, James Poetry20043Perceptions of judges | Inflexibility of the legal system | Nature used as a contrast to law | A poem about albatrosses, comparing them to judges.

Inflexibility of the legal system- "all is litigated and written already".
p 35Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Allen AdairMander, Jane Novel19715Perceptions of lawyers | Lawyer in Auckland assisting clients. pp 163-164Auckland University Press1925
AmokuraMitchell, June Novel19783Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Land issues | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Legal history | Perceptions of judges | Importance of advocacy | Land Claims 1860s-1870s - Otaki region.

Maori vs Pakeha concepts of land sale and ownership. Manipulation of legal proceedings. Maori customary law. Chaotic, unfair, and inadequate approach of the Native Land Court.
pp 75, 77-79, 82-85, 89-101Longman Paul, Auckland 
Among the CindersShadbolt, Maurice Novel19652Perceptions of lawyers | Legal history | Role of the media | Common man facing the law | Man alone on the run from the law | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | About a man's grandfather who is a bush lawyer.

Use of English legal history eg. Magna Carta.
pp 3, 69-70, 110-112, 115, 293Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland 
Among the CindersHaedrich, Rolf, O'Shea, John (from the book by Shadbolt, Maurice)Haedrich, RolfFeature Film19874Legal history | Ignorance of the law | Perceptions of lawyers | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Conducting own defence | Common man facing the law | Man alone on the run from the law | Friendship between Pakeha boy, Nick, and Maori boy, Sam. They go hunting together, Nick breaks tapu and Sam has an accident and dies soon after. Nick goes to live with grandparents. Grandfather is a bush lawyer, always fighting a court case. Grandmother dies and Nick and grandfather go bush, eventually discovered by police and return to 'civilisation'. 13, 37, 100 minsPacific Films 
Another Man's RoleGrover, Ray Novel19672Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Judge as god | Elitism of the law | Witnesses | Sentencing issues | Politics and law | Preliminary hearing at Magistrates' court - Murder trial - Convicted - Petition to prevent hanging is unsuccessful

Stereotypical perceptions: prosecution as solid, dull, dispassionate, factually based; Defence as rich, dramatic, passionate. Death Penalty issues. Role of Governor General. Chaotic nature of law (justice as a circus, judge as a clown).
pp 128-134Blackwood & Janet Paul, Auckland 
"Anything in Human hands can be an instrument of love" in Graeme Lay (ed) Boys' Own StoriesKomene, Zion A. Short Story20003Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Law in literature within law in literature | Perceptions of judges | Natural law | About two Maori friends, one of whom is a lawyer (Caleb). The story jumps from memory to memory. The main character remembers Caleb talking to him about Lord Devlin's views on law and morality and the difficulty of dealing with exceptions in law. Caleb's plan is to work for her people (Maori).

The nature of judicial decision making eg how to deal with exceptions to general legal principles. Expectation that Maori lawyers will work for their people. Pretentious lawyers name dropping legal philosophers. The relationship between law and morality. Law as power (critical legal studies) "A judge's ad hoc decision meant nothing more than if you got the power, use it". Jurisprudential references in fictional literature eg. Lord Devlin, Kelson's grundnorm. Popular assumption that people who are good at arguing and use big words make good lawyers.
pp 110-113Tandem Press, Auckland 
"ANZAC myth is buried, The" in The Punji PitMoller, John A Poetry19865Legal jargon | Politics and law | Injustice | Obstructive nature of government | Details the devastating effect of war on soldiers. pp 66Tauranga Moana Press, Tauranga 
Ao Toa Earth WarriorsDunsford, Cathie Novel20042Elitism of the law | Perceptions of lawyers | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Politics and law | Role of the media | Tino Rangatiratanga | Eco-thriller, about genetic engineering. Focuses on the policy process and political intrigue from a Maori perspective.

Excerpt from a parliamentary debate.
10, 45, 47-48, 58-59, 61-62, 76, 83-84, 124-126, 128, 149-152, 157, 220, 247-248Spinifex Press, Melbourne 
"Aperahama to Ngapuhi 1863" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19974Treaty criticism/ issues | Law and religion |Papahurihia movement. p 182Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Apnoea" in HuiGlover, Marewa Poetry20013Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Hypocrisy of law | Law as a tool of oppression | Native Health Act 1909 author uses another statute (mistake in law) which forbade Maori women from breastfeeding their babiesp 24Marewa Glover, Auckland 
"April 1870, At Onoke" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19974Law and religion | Judge as God | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Legal history | Papahurihia movement.

"Chief Justice is a prophet" cf Judge as God.
p 193Auckland University Press, Auckland 
April's SowingRees, Rosemary Novel19352Importance of advocacy | Appearance of courtroom | Perceptions of lawyers | Witnesses | Court procedure | Importance of jury | Injustice | About a celebrity trial in Beverley, a small NZ town, concerning an English woman who is living in NZ under an assumed name, because she accidentally killed her husband back in England - Trial scene.

Pressure to plead guilty. Cunning lawyers and idea of "getting people off". Witness cross-examination. Looks influencing decision (good looking woman influencing jury) cf Jerome Frank's comment in legal realism. Court as an ordeal.
pp 277-278, 280-292Wright & Brown, London 
"As Through a Glass" in As through a Glass…and other storiesRichards, Mark Short Story20045Perceptions of lawyers | Witnesses | About a writer who gets involved in mysteries in rural NZ.

Legal study useful for dealing with the police. Law surrounding council red tape. Defence lawyers destroying witnesses on cross examination.
pp 19, 69, 100, 104Steele Roberts, Wellington 
"Assassin Bug, The" in It Could Be YouMcCauley, Sue Short Story19975Legal ramifications of divorce | Importance of advocacy | Role of the media | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Domestic situation where a woman is trying to leave husbandpp 172, 178-180, 184, 194Vintage, Auckland 
"Attack on Rangiaowhia, The" in Selected PoemsSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19894Legal history | Racism of the law | 1864 British attack on a peaceful Maori township in the south Waikatop 58Auckland University Press, Auckland 
AwateaMason, Bruce Play19695Perceptions of judges | Appearance of courtroom | Justice | Second-hand description of trial pp 76-87New Zealand University Press, Price Milburn, Wellington 
Awful ChildhoodsMacrae, Ann Novel19881Speed of justice | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Elitism of the law | Law and religion | Separation of powers | Contract law | Court procedure | Perceptions of judges | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Appearance of courtroom | Perceptions of lawyers | Use of law to discover truth | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Youth and law | Natural law | Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Corruption in the legal system | Distrust of the legal system | Witnesses | About a women fighting for a child to get his paternity and inheritance recognised. Extended trial scene.

Excitement of cross examination. Long drawn out legal process. Solemn atmosphere of court. Difficulty of finding the truth in court. Criminal sanction as deterrent. Court unaccepting of outsiders. Dishonesty in the legal system eg swearing false affidavits. Lack of certainty in the law. "Only the rich or the trendy get justice...for the rest of us there's the law". Justice as an idealised concept. Lack of trust in lawyers. God's justice compared with legal justice. Marriage being laws ways of subjugating women. Judicial independence in NZ. Legal realism. Influence of social standards on judicial decision making. Court as a church metaphor "church of justice".
pp 40-41, 47, 92-97, 122-124, 126-7, 135, 137, 142-148, 154-156, 167-89, 194-96, 204.Hodder Stoughton, Auckland 
Awhi TapuBelz, Albert Play20065Role of the media | Court procedure | Confessions | Small township in the Ureweras. In this particular scene one character is sent to court and pleads guilty to arson and manslaughter.p 63The Play Press, Wellington 
Bad BloodBrown, Andrew based on the novel by Willis, HowardNewell, MikeFeature Film19812Law as a tool of oppression | Importance of due process | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Common man facing the law | Frustration with the legal system | Use of violence by legal system | Absence of law | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Coercive power of the law | Individual rights vs public safety | Man alone on the run from the law | Based on the true story of a twelve day manhunt on the West Coast of the South Island. Stanley Graham, a local farmer is in danger of losing his farm and becomes increasingly paranoid, has his fire arms confiscated, then later shoots and kills seven police officers.

Duty of law enforcement officers to enforce the law. Law versus violence as the means to resolve disputes.
15, 29, 32, 36, 38, 43, 46, 62, 65 minsSouthern Pictures 
Bad MusicMcCauley, Sue Novel19902Youth and law | Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Witnesses | Boy unfairly charged with a crime actually committed by a friend.

The legal system is capricious and inefficient. Legal aid.
pp 69,90-93,113-115,121-125,146-147,154-159Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
"Baksheesh" in Alistair Paterson (ed) Short Stories from New ZealandLay, Graeme Short Story19885Importance of jury | Ignorance of the law | The use of law for humorous effect | Female student in an English exam confuses capital punishment with corporal punishment (used for humourous effect).

Jury simile.
p 51Highgate/Price Milburn, Petone 
"Ballad of Baker McLean" in Auto/BiographiesSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19925Law students |Story about a half-caste man in the 19th century who unsuccessfully studies law. p 27Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Ballad of the North" in The Ballad of Drunken Bay and Other Poems 1971Richards, Mark Poetry19713Court procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Youth and law | Hypocrisy of law | Appearance of courtroom | Description of courtroom scenepp 32-36Pelorus Press, Auckland 
"Baucke" in Selected PoemsSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19895Treaty criticism/ issues | Treaty of Waitangi.p 144Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Beak, The" in You're Very Seductive William Carlos WilliamsSmither, Elizabeth Poetry19782The way lawyers view the law | Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of judges | Routine of court procedure | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure |Description of a judge (unassuming) - Jury trial - cf Philip Wilson 'The Jury'p 14John McIndoe, Dunedin 
"Ben's Land" in Figures in Light: Selected StoriesShadbolt, Maurice Short Story19783Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Politics and law | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Conducting own defence | Variation on 'Among the Cinders': a person's grandfather is a 'bush lawyer'pp 3-4, 19, 164, 166-167Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
Beyond Reasonable DoubtYallop, David (based on his book 'Beyond Reasonable Doubt')Laing, JohnFeature Film19801Importance of advocacy | Distrust of the legal system | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Court procedure | Injustice | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Common man facing the law | Frustration with the legal system | Perceptions of lawyers | Appearance of courtroom | Witnesses | Importance of due process | Corruption in the legal system | Perceptions of judges | Importance of jury | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Obstructive nature of government | Legal jargon | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Manipulation of court system and jury | Routine of court procedure | Cause celebre trials | Details the trial of Arthur Allan Thomas during the 1970s. Focuses on the police investigation and the framing of Thomas by the Chief Investigator Buce Hutton. Pays close attention to the facts of the case and the controversial nature of the evidence eg. the murder bullet. Extensive court room scenes both the original trial and the retrial. Last ten minutes of the movie presented in documentary voice over style. Features a number of leading NZ legal figures eg. Kevin Ryan, David Baragwanath. 1,3, 13, 14, 15, 20, 39, 42, 50, 52, 53, 55, 58, 60, 65, 69, 70, 71, 73, 75, 77, 80, 85, 98 minsEndeavour Productions  
Black Earth White BonesElse, Chris Novel20075Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Character has lawyer as a father. p 75Random House, Auckland 
Black SheepKing, JonathanKing, JonathanFeature Film20065Importance of lawyers in times of grief | Contract law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Henry returns home after his father dies, looking to sell his share of the property to his older brother, Angus. Angus is secretly genetically engineering sheep. They draw up a contract.

Interpreting a will.
10, 14, 31, 34, 39 minsLivestock Films  
"Blank Faces" in The Ballad of Drunken Bay and other poems 1971Richards, Mark Poetry19714Violence against women | Youth and law | Domestic Violencep 31Pelorus Press, Auckland 
Blind SightGee, Maurice Novel20055Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Witnesses | Family drama.

Lawyers as eligible batchelors due to wealth, stability and status.
6, 151Penguin Group, Auckland 
Bone People, TheHulme, Keri Novel19834Perceptions of lawyers | Clients | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Importance of lawyers in times of grief | Mystical novel about a father, his adopted son and their female friend. Near the end of the novel the father (Joe) meets a old tohunga who gives him land which contains a magical force. The lawyer facilitates the transfer of land and helps Joe back to health.

Lawyer as minor character facilitating main character's actions in a novel. Lawyer's obligation to carry out the wishes of his client. Importance of client confidentiality.
pp 360, 376-377, 378Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
Book Book Farrell, Fiona Novel20043Elitism of the law | Law school | Law students | Law and popular culture | Politics and law | Natural law | About a woman's recollections of her life, in particular the books she has read. Conversation between daughter and mother about studying law (p 257)

Does law equal justice, can a noble end justify illegal means? Character studying at Otago law school. Popular perceptions of the law gained from visual media eg. Perry Mason. Law as boring and pedantic in reality.
pp 18, 68-69, 95, 257-58, 270, 349Random House, Auckland 
Both Sides of the MoonDuff, Alan Novel19982Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Speed of justice | Youth and law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Absence of law | Sentencing issues | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Maori boy, retelling story of how he beat up a group of youth - Convicted - Sentenced to borstal establishment

Desire for a short trial seems more important than desire for justice.
pp 215-219Random House, Auckland 
"Box/Role/Dream" in Vivienne Plumb (ed) Red Light means Stop: Six Super Solos from Aotearoa New ZealandChanwau-Earle, Lynda Play20035Treaty criticism/ issues | Youth and law | Law as a tool of oppression | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Tino Rangatiratanga | About a Maori man recalling his life in a borstal. Refers to a treaty preceding the Treaty of Waitangi which confers to his people specific rights. He wants to make the story of the treaty into a movie (showed it to Lee Tamahori).p 45-49, 58The Women's Play Press, Wellington 
Bread and RosesTetley, Graeme, Preston, GaylenePreston, GayleneFeature Film19935Patriarchal system vs Feminism | Arrest procedure | Based on Labour politician, Sonja Davies' autobiography, leading activist for women's rights in the post war era. Arrested during a protest, taken to court and charged five pounds for being on a railway line without a ticket. Actively trying to break the law.  Preston Laing, in association with NZ on Air 
Brief LivesPrice, Chris Mixed genre20064Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of due process | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Victim's rights | Sentencing issues | Routine of court procedure | Absurdist murder trial (p102). Eclectic work.

Popular perception of lawyers working hard and absorbed in/ obsessed with the job. Insanity defence as a way to get off murder.
pp 67,69, 72, 93-94, 102-103, 138Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Bro Town" Episode 4 Season 4Naked Samoans, The  Episode from TV series20074Public/ admin law | Politics and law |The Bro Town gang attend Youth Parliament in Wellington and are undermined by students from exclusive schools. Features politicians using their own voices e.g Margaret Wilson Firehorse Films  
Broken ArseStewart, Bruce Play19915Role of the media | Coercive power of the law | Set in gaol, reference to a statute.

Using the Press to influence decisions.
pp 10, 42Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"Brown Eyes" in Inside Outside, A Prison DialogueBurleigh, Lois Poetry19913Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Law students | It is better for Maori and Pakeha differences to be resolved by legal proceedings (peaceful means) rather than violence.p 29Puriri Press, Auckland 
"Builder's Corner Stone Rejected, The" in Lunar ReflectionsMehlhopt, Raymond Poetry19914Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Personification of 'The Law' | Obstructive nature of government | A man down on his luck is condemned by society.pp 21-24, 27, 29Seagull Press, Christchurch 
Bulibasha: King of the Gypsies Ihimaera, Witi Novel19941Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Racism of the law | Importance of jury | Perceptions of judges | Elitism of the law | Law as a tool of oppression | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Appearance of courtroom | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Law as a tool of oppression | Novel set in small Maori community. About the rivalry between two Maori families which spans the 20th century.

The formality and officiousness of the court alienating Maori cf court scene in "Once Were Warriors". Culturally insensitive jury. Elite English manner of the legal profession. Trial as a spectacle. Judge as a hunter (gavel cf gun shot, conviction cf deer antlers): a hunting metaphor. Court as a vehicle for discrimination.
pp 185-191Penguin Books, Auckland 
"Bureaucracy" in History through PoetryYoung, Phil Poetry20065Law as a tool of oppression | Legal jargon | Jurisprudence | Access to justice | About the bureaucracy and the law being set up to help the rich.

Legal cliches eg. "Our ignorance is no excuse to the law".
pp 7, 11, 13-14Sovereign Books, Hamilton 
Burn my Head in HeavenPule, John Novel19984Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Set in Auckland - concerning Pacific Islanderspp 107-109Penguin Books, Auckland 
Bush Cinderella, The (silent movie)Haywood, RudallHaywood, RudallFeature Film19284Importance of lawyers in times of grief | Perceptions of lawyers | Patriarchal system vs feminism | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Mary becomes pregnant to an officer on his way to the Boer War. Her uncle banishes her to the backblocks and she dies after giving birth to a daughter, Mary. Mary ultimately inherits her uncle's fortune by reaching his lawyer by a specified date and time. Lawyer looks out for the interests of main character (Mary).

Lawyer as pillar of the community (1920s).
22, 33, 56 minsGinger/Hayward 
"Cabernet Sauvignon with my Brother" in The master of big jingles and other storiesMarshall, Owen Short Story19825Perceptions of lawyers | Law students |Man visits his brother (law student) in the country - Set in Christchurchpp 76-83John McIndoe, Dunedin 
"Call off the Cops" in Poet TriumphantMason, R.A.K Poetry20044Legal jargon | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution |Poem about a haunting by a loved one. Steele Roberts, Wellington 
Came a Hot FridayParker, Dean based on novel by Morrieson, Ronald HughMune, IanFeature Film19845Absence of law | Two conmen who have been cheating bookmakers get mixed up in a small town scam. 35, 50, 54, 80 minsMirage Films 
"Cameo at Court" in My Streetlamp DancesAnker, Lorna Staveley Poetry19862Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Distrust of the legal system | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Appearance of courtroom | Court scene focusing on judges in the Court of Appeal gives a sense of the Court being boring, mundane - Island family in brightly colored clothes, waiting for a verdict in the corridor - Juxtaposition of tedious Pakeha legal system with Island culturep 14Lorna Staveley Anker, Christchurch 
"Card Games" in Mixed SinglesSoutham, Barry Short Story19813Speed of justice | Law as a game | Natural law | Coercive power of the law | Legal procedure under the Property and Tenancy Acts.pp 114-117Caveman Press, Dunedin 
Carry Me BackMorton, Derek, Aberdein, Keith and Reid, JohnReid, JohnFeature Film19825Law as a tool of oppression | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyerTwo brothers take their father out for the weekend. Father dies, boys need to return his body to the farm and bury it to make it appear he died there to satisfy the clause in his will so they can inherit the property. Kiwi Films 
"Case of Who Murdered Who, The" in Stories From Te Awa Kairangi: Award winners from the Lower Hutt centenial short story competitionWhite, Becky Short Story19925Perceptions of judges | Sentencing issues | Two people convicted in the Lower Hutt High Court. Incorrect legal reference (no High Court in Lower Hutt) Found guilty and sentenced to life imprisonment.p 115Hutt Valley Community Arts Council, Wellington 
Cast Two ShadowsRosier-Jones, Joan Novel19854Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Land issues | Maori/Pakeha relations. Set during 1978 Bastian Point protest. pp 62-63Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
Cemetery LakeCleave, Paul Novel20082Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Court procedure | Importance of due process | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Vigilantism as justice | Importance of advocacy | Role of the media | Law and popular culture | Witnesses | Sentencing issues | Set in Christchurch about a detective in Christchurch who enters into a downward spiral after an accident with a drunk driver destroys his family. He is later charged with drink driving and severely injuring the daughter of his lawyer. His lawyer seeks revenge. Tate is arrested and asks for a lawyer. Lawyer character Donovan Green plays a large role in the plot.

The more expensive the lawyer the better the lawyer. Lethal nature of cross-examination. Inferior nature of court appointed lawyers. Lawyer shoots client with a taser cf. Denny Crane in Boston Legal. Inaccessibility of legal documents to lay people.
pp 116, 138, 156-8, 195-6,212-4, 270-1, 276-8Random House, Auckland 
"change is necessary" in Stones in Her MouthPotiki, Roma Poetry19924Law as a vehicle to effect change | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Politics and law | Legal history | Treaty criticism/ issues | The necessity of change in the NZ legal and political system especially in relation to justice for Maori. pp 34IWA Associates, Auckland 
"Changes" in Stay at the Dinner PartyMcAlpine, Rachel Poetry19774Routine of court procedure | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Law as ineffective | Feminism vs patriarchal system | Legal jargon | Politics and law | Person approaching the legal system  Caveman Press, Dunedin 
"Changing Seasons" in When Gravity SnapsMarshall, Owen Short Story20025Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of law firms | Public vs private life of lawyers | Male lawyer has an affair with a lesbianpp 200-213Vintage, Auckland 
"Chaos Sonata" in February JourneyRichards, Mark Poetry19914Law and religion | Perceptions of judges | Natural law | Judge trying to maintain order amongst chaos. pp 20-21Pendragon Press, Waiheke Island 
Check To Your KingHyde, Robin Novel19603Legal history | Importance of jury | Absence of law | Sentencing issues | Colonial New Zealand - pre-1840 trial scene

Rudimentary nature of the early NZ legal system.
pp 108-111A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington 
"Cheek" in Wild Dogs Under My SkirtAvia, Tusiata Poetry20044Absence of law | Violence against women | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system |Domestic Violencep 45Victoria University Press, Wellington 
ChemistryWilkins, Damien Novel20022Perceptions of lawyers | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Violence against women | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Appearance of courtroom | Speed of justice | Use of law to discover truth | Law in literature within law in literatureNovel with interlinking plots revolving around drugs. One character, Shane, murders a policeman. Murder trial begins on p 294 observed by Shane's girlfriend. Defence pleading temporary insanity. Female judge. Guilty verdict.

Novel also explores the issues of illegal drugs and domestic violence. Law in popular culture, reference to "Once Were Warriors" on p 283.
pp 270,281-286, 290, 294-295, 297-302Victoria University Press, Wellington 
ChickenLahood, GrantLahood, GrantFeature Film19965Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Perceptions of lawyers | The way lawyers view the law | An aging pop singer fakes his own death in order to make a comeback on the charts and make more money. The daughter is meant to inherit his money from the will but only on the condition that his body can be found. 12, 15, 16, 19, 25, 39, 80 minsKeirfilm Productions Ltd in association with the NZ Film Commission  
Children of the PoorThompson, Mervyn Play19902Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of judges | Law and religion | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Routine of court procedure | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Sentencing issues | Youth and law | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Criminal stigma |Same storyline as novel as famous NZ novel by John A Lee.

(See Lee reference in database).
pp 82-98Hazard Press, Christchurch 
Children of the PoorLee, John A Novel19731Youth and law | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Criminal stigma | Corruption in the legal system | Importance of advocacy | Personification of 'The Law' | Appearance of courtroom | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Law and religion | Law as entertainment/ drama | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Novel about a juvenile delinquent, brought up in poverty, whose life spirals out of control, and is taken to court.

Cycle of poverty. Manipulation of the law by the wealthy. Law during the depression.
pp 220-255Reprint Whitcombe and Tumbs, 19731934
Claim, TheMarshall, Sally Novel19943Treaty criticism/ issues | Land issues | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Public gallery as audience | Youth and law | Natural law | Violence against women | Waitangi Tribunal claim - Lesbian Maori Activist - Prison scene - Abusive relationships.

Prisoner's "justice" within the penal system.
pp 26-33,39-41,62-75Huia Publishers, Wellington 
Coal FlatPearson, Bill Novel19631Perceptions of lawyers | Law and religion | Court procedure | Cause celebre trials | Conducting own defence | Law as entertainment/ drama | Perceptions of judges | Role of the media | Youth and law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Natural law | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Use of law to discover truth | Importance of advocacy | Ethics | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Witnesses | Importance of jury | Adversarial nature of the legal system | To do with a trial on the West Coast - A man has been accused of sexually abusing a student - He is a teacher - He is innocent and is found not guilty.

Lawyer's obligation to accept client. Examination in chief. Cross examination. Innocent man "gets off".
pp 323-326, 328-344, 346-353, 397-401, 409-410Paul's Book Arcade, Auckland 
Coaltown BluesThompson, Mervyn Play19863Law as a tool of oppression | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Individual rights vs public safety | Politics and law | Coal mining - Workers rights in the 1930spp 8, 15, 38Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Cold Comfort Cold ConcreteKendrick, Scott Satirical articles20075Politics and law | Fictional satirical news articles

Satire on politics and law reform.
pp 82-83Seraph Press, Wellington 
Colonial LandscapeParkyn, David Poetry19903Alienation from the legal system- working class | Hypocrisy of law | Elitism of the law | Politics and law | Like Glover's 'Sings Harry' - About labour law, unionism, strikes.

Socialism and the law- The emptiness of legal cliches.
pp 18, 20, 28, 71Steelhouse Press, Auckland 
Come the HarvestLawson, Patricia Novel20075Legal history | Individual rights vs public safety | Coercive power of the law | The law relating to conscientious objectors during World War II. Law relating to conscription in New Zealand Whare-iti Press, Otago 
"Confessional Time Babe" in StorytellerWilliamson, Simon Poetry20025Legal jargon | Personification of 'The Law' | Perceptions of lawyers | About a collapsing relationship - man has been dropped by his girlfriend - Girlfriend is compared to a solicitor using a simile.

Using legal concepts in the context of a personal relationship.
p 197HeadworX, Wellington 
"Confirmation, The" in Tama and other storiesStewart, Bruce Short Story19895Perceptions of judges | Racism of the law | A student dreaming about George Grey and Judge Manning.pp 70-75Penguin Books, Auckland 
ConstanceHardy, JonathanMorrison, BruceFeature Film19845Legal jargon | Importance of due process | About a school teacher who is unlucky in love. The mother of former boyfriend tries to retrieve property from her house. 44 minsMirage Films Ltd  
Cork of WarGrover, Ray Novel19822Treaty criticism/ issues | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Speed of justice | Land issues | Legal history | Unfairness of the legal system to women |1840s - Wellington region - Governor Grey - Early land purchases - Wairau - Te Rauparaha- Communal ownership of land versus individual title. Rudimentary nature of the early NZ legal system. pp 128-135,148-155,220-227,236-247,308-309John McIndoe, Dunedin 
"Counter-Revolution" in Out of SeasonOliver, W. H. Poetry19805Legal jargon | Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Legal history | Lawyers as part of NZ's early elite. p 32Oxford University Press, Wellington 
"Court" in Open Road PoemsMehlhopt, Raymond Poetry19883Devastation from child custody cases | Law as a game | Perceptions of judges | Legal ramifications of divorce | Frustration with the legal system | Domestic dispute between father and his sister-in-law.

Family Court bias against fathers.
pp 16-17Seagull Press, Christchurch 
"Court of Kangaroos, The" in The Sorrow of Genghis KahnKang, Jye Short Story19915Kangaroo court | The use of law for humorous effect | Hypocrisy of law | Literally a court of Kangaroos - condemning a mother kangaroo for letting son out of pouch- Kafkaesquepp 58-59Ngare Press, Palmerston North 
"Court Reporter, The" in The Newspaper PoemsLangston, Richard Poetry20075Role of the media | Poem about a court reporter

Reporter making law interesting and dramatic for public consumption "The tedious hours of evidence turned into a potboiler".
p 31Fitzbeck Publishing, Wellington 
CousinsGrace, Patricia Novel19925Law as a tool of oppression | Treaty criticism/ issues | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Arrest procedure | Legal history | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Pre 1850 trial scene in colonial New Zealandpp 206-217Penguin Books, Auckland 
"Crime and Punishment" in Has Anyone Seen Shorty and other short storiesSharrock, Edmund C Short Story19924Youth and Law | Mercy | Criminal stigma | Sentencing issues | Trouble-maker university student using up his diversionp 73E. Sharrock, New Zealand 
"Crime" in Never AloneMorrall, Barry Poetry19862Absence of law | Natural law | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure |Talking about the nature of law and crime in society.

Questioning where laws gain their validity.
p 52B. Morrall, Wellington 
Crime StoryGee, Maurice Novel19943Role of the media | Appearance of courtroom | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Perceptions of lawyers | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Fairly detailed court description- Man attends his son's trial to support him (for theft)

Invasiveness of the media to victims and their families. Lawyers as predators/ fish ("lawyers like barracuda cruising the reef").
pp 140-164Penguin Books, Auckland 
Crooked EarthMcGee, Greg, Shortland, WaihoroiPillsbury, SamFeature Film20001Absence of law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Treaty criticism/ issues | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Land issues | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Law as a tool of oppression | Frustration with the legal system | Set against the background of a Treaty of Waitangi settlement for foresty rights on the East Coast of the North Island. A drug dealing gang reject the treaty settlement and try to create their own Maori revolution using violence. Law is powerless to intervene and eventually the dispute is resolved through violence, Maori against Maori. Specific representation of the Treaty Settlement process (at 43 mins). Specific reference to Treaty Settlements eg. Ngai Tahu (at 54 mins). Treaty Settlement process seen through Maori perspective. 1, 20, 27, 31, 34, 40, 43, 54,56, 62, 93, 101 minsCommunicado in association with NZFC  
Danger ZoneShadbolt, Maurice Novel19752Perceptions of lawyers | Appearance of courtroom | International law | Politics and law | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Law in literature within law in literature | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Men sail to Mururoa Atoll to protest French Nuclear testing.

Activist lawyer. Actual boring routine of being a lawyer. Expectations of lawyers- knowing how to argue. Character involved in a courtroom scene.
pp 2-3, 13, 20-21, 41, 69, 143, 148-149, 159, 168Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
Dangerous OrphansSmith, KevinLaing, JohnFeature Film19865Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Vigilantism as justice | Three friends and orphans avenge the death of their father. They eventually get revenge on the killer by planting drugs on him. The killer is shot in a drug raid by the police.

Crooked lawyers disbarred.
49, 55, 74 minsCinepro in association with the NZ Film Commission 
Daughters of HeavenForster, Michelanne Play19921Role of the media | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Court procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of judges | Ethics | Importance of advocacy | Law as a game | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Natural law | Use of law to discover truth | Witnesses | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Necessity of confessions | Cause celebre trials | About the infamous trial of Pauline Parker and Juliet Hulme, who murdered Juliet's mother in 1954. Scene 12= cross examination of Juliet's mother by the Crown Prosecutor. Cross examination of expert witnesses.

Role of media in swaying jury. "Objectivity of British Justice". Courtroom as a dramatic structure setting the context for each flashback scene. Insanity defence. Law and morlaity "I know we've broken the law, but morally we are without fault". Rule of law- all are equal under the law. Judge's prejudiced against homosexuality. Criminal standard of proof- beyond reasonable doubt. Immutability of the law "But the law is the law. Like God is God. You can't remake the universe to suit yourself. The universe is, and you fit into it".
pp 7, 10-11, 17-19, 27, 30, 34, 39, 49-50, 53-5, 60, 63, 65, 67, 70-80Victoria University Press, Wellington 
DeadlinesGordon, Gaelyn Novel19965Importance of Advocacy | Sentencing issues |A man facing a manslaughter charge - Suspended sentence.

Judgment by community v Court.
p 166David Ling Publishing, Auckland 
"Dear Mum" in Tama and other storiesStewart, Bruce Short Story19892Perceptions of lawyers | Land issues | Perceptions of judges | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Politics and law | Land issues | Perceptions of law firms | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Parental pressure to go into law | Tama is a senior partner in a law firm - Angry at Pakeha.

Comfortable life of rich lawyer in large firm- Pakeha injustices with regards to Maori land- Maori infiltrating Pakeha legal system to make changes for Maori.
pp 11-13Penguin Books, Auckland 
"Death of a Dog" in Phoebe Meikle (ed) Short Stories by New ZealandersDavin, Dan Short Story19705Coercive power of the law | About a dog that gave a girl a nasty bite and has to be put down. The owners fight it but are being threatened by the neighbours with legal action.

Lay people dealing with the law eg. laws regulating dangerous dogs.
p 71Longman Paul, Auckland 
"Dedicated to Fathers with LLB's and PHD's and Mothers with DPB's and Children" in The Third MythMcPherson, Heather Poetry19865Unfairness of the legal system to women | Legal ramifications of divorce | Details the reality of poverty and implies it affects women after a separation more than men. pp 84-86Tauranga Moana Press, Tauranga 
"Deposition" in The Dwarf and the StripperSinclair, Stephen Poetry20034Sentencing issues | Legal history | Routine of court procedure | Law in literature within law in literature | Law as a tool of oppression |Poem subjected to judgment, like a depositions hearing.

Law as the friend of some and enemy of others.
p 7Addenda Ltd, Auckland 
"Diary of an Alcoholic, The" in The Sorrow of Genghis KahnKang, Jye Short Story19914Importance of advocacy | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Routine of court procedure | About an alcoholic who gets arrested for trying to take a half-filled jug from the pub - S42 discharge - Court scenepp 38-46Ngare Press, Palmerston North 
"Diseases of the Strong" in When Gravity SnapsMarshall, Owen Short Story20023Perceptions of lawyers | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Violence against women | Public vs private life of lawyers | The way lawyers view the law | Man whose lawyer friend returns from England - English lawyer is having personal problemspp 39-51Vintage, Auckland 
"Dissolution" in PlungeRicketts, Harry Poetry20013Legal history | Law and popular culture | Law in literature within law in literature | Perceptions of law firms | Legal ramifications of divorce | Perceptions of judges | Divorce proceedings.

Pop culture eg. Perry Mason.
p 10Pemmican Press, Wellington 
"dole-day warrior" in Te Ata Kura-the red-tipped dawnTaylor, Apirana Poetry20045Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Sentencing issues | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Violence against women |About an unemployed, violent, criminal Maori. p 57Canterbury University Press, Christchurch 
"Doll's House, The" in Undiscovered CountryMansfield, Katherine Short Story19745Perceptions of judges | Elitism of the law | Story about privileged children who eventually allow their poor neighbours to see the doll's house.

Status of legal professionals in the community: judge's little girls
pp 75,78-79Longman Group, London1922
"Dove on the Waters" in "Oh to be a writer, a real writer!": winners of the Katherine Mansfield short story award, 1959-1999Shadbolt, Maurice in ?? Short Story19993Women in law firms/ legal profession | Public vs private life of lawyers | Perceptions of lawyers | Eccentric lawyer stereotype | Cliche relationship between legal secretary and lawyer | The law provides a context for this work - Walter Dove is an old-fashioned lawyer, an impressive literary character of the early 20th century - He is unhappy in his marriage and is secretly in love with his secretary - He pretends to sail around the world.

Lawyer's wives.
pp 27-49Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Dove on the WatersShadbolt, Maurice Novel19963Perceptions of lawyers | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Witnesses | Racism of the law | Cliche Cliche relationship between legal secretary and lawyer | Corruption in the legal system | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Speed of justice | Sentencing issues | A lawyer pretends to sail around the world, but actually anchors in an isolated part of water and lives on his boat. Series of different stories united by narrator.

Dodgy lawyers.
pp 11, 115, 139, 170-171David Ling Publishing, Auckland 
Dream of Nikau Jam, TheHawes, Peter Novel20002Perceptions of lawyers | Court procedure | Witnesses | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Speed of justice | Perceptions of judges | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Importance of jury | Perceptions of judges | Use of law to discover truth | A man is charged with violating protected Nikau palms - Court scene involving a slick lawyer and an incompetent lawyer - Defendant wins due to Judge's fact-finding mission - Set in Westport.

Slick urban lawyer vs rural hick. Expert witnesses. Expense of trial by jury.
pp 128-161Random House, Auckland 
Dream Swimmer, TheIhimaera, Witi Novel19972Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Law and religion | Perceptions of judges | Arrest procedure | Legal history | Law school | Racism of the law | Importance of jury | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Access to justice | The trial of Rua Kenena - Luke Donnolly case (effectively non-fiction) - Young Maori at Law school, has an argument with the lecturer about the way the legal system exploits Maoripp 144-403Penguin Books, Auckland 
DreamsMorrissey, Michael Poetry19815 Perceptions of judges |Nonsense poem.

Immorality and power.
p 19Sword Press, Wellington 
DriftwoodMcAlpine, Rachel Play19855Injustice | Youth and law | Legal jargon | Obstructive nature of government | Frustration with the legal system | The social dynamics of two school gangs as members vie for stardom

Legal terms used in a colloquial sense
pp 11,16Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Drybread: A NovelMarshall, Owen Novel 3Perceptions of lawyers | Routine of court procedure | Feminism vs patriarchal system | Comparative law | Legal ramifications of divorce | Alienation from the legal system- costs | Man alone on the run from the law | Perceptions of law firms | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Role of the media | About a woman who is involved in a custody dispute with the American father and is hiding her son in the back blocks of the South Island. Lawyer character is an American in NZ.

High cost of lawyers' fees. Traumatic nature of family law. Lawyers are unpopular as a breed, and the generalisation suited most of the individuals Theo had met". Statutory interpretation. Perceived bias in family court towards mothers. Comparative law (US/ NZ)
pp 12-13, 16-17, 78-79, 84-85, 115, 134-135Random House, Auckland 
"Dunedin" in Jaquelyn Stonex (ed) NZ at Heart: a reflective anthology of New Zealand VerseSugrue, Rosalie Poetry19915Perceptions of lawyers | Women in law | Patriarchal system vs Feminism | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Poem about Dunedin. Mentions the opportunity for girls to become lawyers.

Law as a possible profession for females relatively early in New Zealand history.
p 140NZ Arts Press, Whakatane 
"Dwarf in Denial, The" in The Dwarf and the StripperSinclair, Stephen Poetry20034Access to justice | Inflexibility of the legal system | The "Dwarf and the Stripper" case. Reference to whether the law should make allowance for height. p 8Addenda Ltd, Auckland 
Echoes of my SistersAlexander, Vonnie Novel19964Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Sentencing issues | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Appearance of courtroom | Role of the media Trial scene - Told from perspective of female partner observing trial - Theft of drugs - Preliminary hearing in courtroom - Bill is found guilty - Doctor is friend who stole drugs to help Bill - Sentenced to 18 months imprisonmentpp 163-165Quoin Press, Christchurch 
End of the Century at the End of the World, TheStead, C.K. Novel19924Perceptions of lawyers | Law as route to power | Lawyer's wife | Law students | A wife of a lawyer - Mature English lit student. Alternative law student. pp 9,108-109Harvill, London 
Enemy TerritorySandys, Elspeth Novel19971Law and religion | Role of the media | Appearance of courtroom | Court procedure | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Land issues | Legal jargon | Perceptions of judges | Perceptions of lawyers | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Importance of advocacy | Witnesses | Law school | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Importance of jury | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Racism of the law | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Public/ admin law | Legal history | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Perceptions of law firms | Elitism of the law | Parental pressure to go into law | Legal ramifications of divorce | Distrust of the legal system | Use of law to discover truth | Colonial trial - land dispute between Maori and Pakeha - about a male lawyer, from an upper class family, father who is a lawyer, with high expectations for his son - He marries, has a child, his wife finds an alternative lifestyle includingdrugs and adultery. The couple divorce and a court custody battle ensues. The estranged wife comes into her own, cleans up her act, and re-opens a case from early NZ legal history in which she believes a man was wrongly sentenced to death. She enlists the help of a Maori lawyer and the man is acquitted posthumously. The estranged couple get back together and it ends happily.

Ethics- lawyers have to take cases even if they don't like the client. Dickensian characters. Use of dramatic means to persuade. Advocacy issues (negligence cf "The Dream of Nikau Jam"). Vulture nature of the media in court hearings. Religious imagery in courthouse. Language barriers in court. Court as harsh and unwelcoming. Judge as lead actor, registrar and typist as supporting actors, jury as audience, media as Greek chorus, title of drama Grieve vs Grieve, lawyers as players, Bible as prop, stage as judge's podium. Legal fees.
pp 3-23, 55, 72-73, 77, 88, 125, 147, 192-193, 217-218, 228, 231, 234, 237-240, 299, 308-311, 313-317, 321-326, 332, 339, 347, 357, 363Sceptre (Hodder & Stoughton), London 
Erebus: The AftermathMcGee, GregSharp, PeterTV mini-series19871Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of judges | Politics and law | Powerful judges | Importance of due process | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Use of law to discover truth | Routine of court procedure | Public/ admin law | Witnesses | Justice | Focus on the legal and political aftermath of the Erebus crash, in particular the Royal Commission of Inquiry lead by Justice Mahon into the cause of the crash. Mahon finds Air NZ responsible and accuses their management of participating in "an orchestrated litany of lies". Number of scenes involving the lawyer in the inquiry committee room. Examples of cross examination eg. the head of Air NZ. Court of Appeal and Privy Council scenes. Number of key legal figures portrayed eg. Ted Thomas, George Barton, Lord Diplock, David Baragwanath, Sir Owen Woodhouse, Robert Muldoon.

Top lawyers defending Air NZ. Judicial autonomy- Constitution Act 1986. Danger of breaking ranks in the legal profession, principles of natural justice (judicial review), appeal to Privy Council.
 TVNZ 
"Evidence of the Grave, The" in Elizabeth Webby and Lydia Wevers(eds) Happy Endings: Stories by Australian and New Zealand Women 1850s-1930sW.W Short Story19875Sentencing issues | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Necessity of confessions | Frustration with the legal system |About a man being convicted of a crime and getting a harsh sentence and his friend gets a more lenient sentence for the same crime. Disproportionate sentencing. p 27Allen & Unwin/Port Nicholson Press, Wellington 
ExposureCoughlan, IanBlyth, DavidFeature Film20004Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Cliche Cliche relationship between legal secretary and lawyer | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Public vs private life of lawyers | Importance of due process | Legal secretary meets a photographer who puts her face on the cover of a new magazine. Legal secretary is going out with law partner. Legal secretary is killed and photographer becomes the prime suspect.

Cliche relationship between legal secretary and lawyer cf "Tooth and Claw" and "Dove on the Water".
7, 10, 13, 19, 27, 60 mins   
Fainter, TheWilkins, Damien Novel20062Perceptions of lawyers | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Law school | Law students | International law | Women in law firms/ legal profession |Key character, Luke, is a law graduate and young diplomat posted at the Hague. References to international law and institutions, including the International Court of Justice (Nuclear Testing cases). Has an affair with a female law lecturer (of similar age) while a postgrad student. Reference to a female lawyer helping out in case against a cheese factory later in the book.13-28, 85-6, 320-1Victoria University Press 
"Fall Menus" in The IdlesWilkins, Damien Poetry19935Jurisprudence | Law students | Poem about an academic who has "always been big on jurisprudence". Reference to daughter - "going to be a lawyer". p 92Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Fall OutScott, John and McGee, GregBailey, ChrisTV mini-series19953Separation of powers | Politics and law | Public/ admin law | Details the political events from 1983-1985 including the fall of the Muldoon government and Lange government's refusal to let US nuclear powered ships into NZ. Brief scene in Parliament where Richard Prebble is arguing for anti-nuclear legislation and Muldoon is resisting.

Excessive executive power. NZ leading the world in legal reform.
17, 28, 30, 35, 45, 140, 150, 154 mins  
"Fan Club, The" in The Age Of LightWilson, Simon Short Story19944Women in law firms/ legal profession | Law as route to power | An ambitious woman who becomes a lawyer.

Author exaggerates reality- 28 year old lawyer on $250,000.
p 93Penguin Books, Auckland 
Farewell SpeechMcAlpine, Rachel Novel19903Law as a tool of oppression | Perceptions of judges | Inequality of men and women in the legal system | Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Court procedure | Legal history | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Politics and law | Suffragette movement in the 1890s - Kate Shepherd.

Questioning if women can make good judges
pp 48,58,165Penguin Books, Auckland 
"Fear" in O.N Gillespie (ed) New Zealand Short StoriesMcAuliffe, Nora Short Story19303Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Ignorance of the law | Legal jargon | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Man is involved in a car accident. Someone dies, he is accused of manslaughter and tries to research the law on this issue. Found not guilty at trial.

Definition of manslaughter. Lay people's confusion of legal terms. Limitations of a bush lawyer.
pp 151Temple Press, London 
Feathers of PeaceBarclay, BarryBarclay, BarryDoco drama20001Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Law as a tool of oppression | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Injustice | Racism of the law | Legal history | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Routine of court procedure | Absence of law | Doco drama with a mixture of historical fact and dramatic reconstructions. Follows the invasion of the Chatham Islands by the Maori, subjugation and massacre of the Moriori people and the subsequent unsuccessful struggle of the Moriori to have their land rights recognised by the Native Land Court. Features scenes of a Native Land Court hearing. Uses the dramatic technique of interviewing key historical figures in a mordern context.

Specific issues include Moriori customary law, law based on discussion (Moriori) versus law based on might (Maori), oppression of Moriori by Maori and Pakeha, native title, the inability of the law to prevent slavery, inflexibility of the Native Land Court.
32, 33, 50, 58, 64, 66, 73, 75, 77, 78, 83, 89 minsHe Taonga Films 
First OffenderBerry, Ken Novel19802Importance of advocacy | Access to justice | Court procedure | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Corruption in the legal system | Perceptions of lawyers | Legal jargon | Sentencing issues | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Trial scene - Stereotypical white collar criminal who is miserable, rich, white - Misappropriation - Trying to buy justicepp 8-11William Collins Publishers, Auckland 
"Flatbush" in A Modest Apocalypse and other short storiesMcCarten, Anthony Short Story19914Law in literature within law in literature | Importance of advocacy | Importance of due process | Corruption in the legal system |About a person getting legal advice. Character demanding their right to a lawyer during police interrogation.

Friend advising a lawyer to get a lawyer.
pp 58, 74-75, 86Godwit Press, Auckland 
"Food - Shelter - Love - and Honest Philosophy" in Concrete RealityShadbolt, Tim Poetry19814Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Access to justice | Distrust of the legal system | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Law as a tool of oppression | Robin Hood approach to law and order.

Advocating a change of the legal system from its oppressive, elitist state, to a more accessible one.
 Republican Press, Dunedin 
Fools on the Hill, TheLay, Graeme Novel19982Law students | Importance of Advocacy | Perceptions of judges | Conducting own defence | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Perceptions of lawyers | Sentencing issues | Politics and law | Students are arrested for minor offence and a law student gets them acquitted - Trial scene where the law student is now a lawyer defending someone on a charge of obscenity.

Diversion.
pp 150-159,228-229Century Hutchinson New Zealand, Auckland 
For GoodMcKenzie, StuartMcKenzie, StuartFeature Film20032Absence of law | Vigilantism as justice | Role of the media | Distrust of the legal system | Violence against women | Frustration with the legal system | Parole | Distrust of the legal system | Law as ineffective | Ten years after the rape and murder of a 13 year old girl the rapist is up for parole. A friend of the murdered girl poses as a journalist and interviews the rapist and the girl's parents. Rapist eventually given parole, rearrested and commits suicide in prison. Attempts at restorative justice fail.

The inflammatory role of the media in high profile criminal cases. Liberal weakness of the NZ justice system.
5, 16, 34, 47, 70, 74, 75 minsMap Film Productions/ NZ Film Commission 
"For Pat Hickey 1882-1930" in The Iron BushWeir, J.E. Poetry19705Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Legal history | Law as a tool of oppression | Poem dedicated to Hickey the militant union leader from the 1910s - mentions major industrial disputes such as Waihi Miners' Strike 1912/Massey's Cossacks 1913p 43Pegasus Press, Christchurch 
Foreign CityGrimshaw, Charlotte Novel20054Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Public vs private life of lawyers | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Arrest procedure | Role of police in the criminal justice system | ConfessionsKey character, Aniela Devantier, has a tempestuous 'on again, off again' relationship with a shady lawyer named Bob. While Aniela is an artist, Bob is referred to as 'philistine'. Another sub-plot in the book deals with a police surveillance operation and includes a police interrogation scene.p 241, 303, 355-358Random House, Auckland 
Foreskin's LamentMcGee, Greg Play19814Perceptions of lawyers | Natural law | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system About a rugby team and the feud between two players. Female lawyer character.pp 59, 64-67Price Milburn with Victoria University Press, Wellington 
FractureParr, Larry (based on the novel "Crime Story" by Gee, Maurice)Parr, LarryFeature Film20045Law as a tool of oppression | Sentencing issues | Coercive power of the law | One of the characters is found guilty of theft and sentenced to 18 months imprisonment.

Severity of criminal sentences relating to property.
 Savuti Films  
"Freewheeling Lover Parks On Some Private Property And Cops A Heavy Fine" in Lovers and Other PeopleSoutham, Barry Poetry19733Perceptions of judges | Legal ramifications of divorce | Law in literature within law in literature | Divorce case- affair with meter maid, property division by judge. p 27Pegasus Press, Christchurch 
"Fridays" in My Streetlamp DancesAnker, Lorna Staveley Poetry19863Court procedure | Appearance of courtroom | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Court scene - Accused is in the dock - Scans the court room and describes different aspects - Sense of 'Friday exhaustion'p 16Lorna Staveley Anker, Christchurch 
From my cold, dead handsMcGill, David Novel20074Politics and law | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Role of the media | International law | Court procedure | Importance of due process | Criminal stigma | A student is mistakenly accused of stealing sensitive information about oil.

Rule of law. Law professors giving advice to the media.
pp 17, 82, 88, 90-93, 102, 105, 107, 110, 130, 140, 144, 151, 160-3, 166-167, 175-176, 194-195, 216, 245, 268, 286-7.Silver Owl Press, Wellington 
From the SouthRitchie, K.W. Novel19724Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Legal history | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Early NZ Colonial history.

Tapu as law.
pp 48,116-119Times Printing Service, Invercargill 
"Fuzz" in The Ballad of Fifty-oneSewell, Bill Poetry20033Distrust of the legal system | Legal history | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Law as a tool of oppression | About an arrest - Freda Barnes, wife of leading unionist- 1951 Water front strike.p 68HeadworX, Wellington 
Getting Away with itIreland, Kevin Novel20045Law as ineffective | Sentencing issues | Youth and law | About a history professor with a dodgy pastpp 52-54, 105, 159Hazard Press, Christchurch 
Glory DaysScott, Rosie Novel19885Importance of due process | A transvestite is being interviewed by the police. p 53Penguin Books, Auckland 
Grace is GoneMorey, Kelly Ana Novel20044Perceptions of lawyers | Legal ramifications of divorce | Elitism of the law | Law school | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Law students | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Law as route to power | About a Maori family living in a small town in NZ. Maori female lawyer.

Changing perception of lawyer stereotype to include women. Lawyer as small town gentry. The lawyer's pivotal role in divorce proceedings. Becoming a lawyer to help dispossessed minority eg. Maori. "Some flash Maori girl lawyer". Victoria law school as training for new elite. Maori law students automatically getting scholarships.
pp 9, 13, 28-29, 33, 35, 221Penguin, Auckland 
Grasscutter, TheMitchell, RoyMune, IanFeature Film19885Absence of law | Vigilantism as justice | Man alone on the run from the law | Law as ineffective | Crime action thriller, Irish 'troubles' come to NZ, lead character (Brian Deeds) is a Protestant who turned Queen's evidence on his fellow Protestant terrorists. Now they are trying to kill him. Several police characters, no lawyers, judges or mention of specific criminal law.

Police seem powerless to control Irish carrying out vendettas in NZ.
58, 70 minsFinlayson Brewer Productions 
"Great Change, The" in The Poetical Works of Hugh SmithSmith, Hugh Poetry19844Politics and law | Law as a tool of oppression | About politics in NZ during the 1930s depression -

Parliament passing terrible laws.
pp 324-325Hugh Smith (Jnr), Papanui1946
"Great New Zealand Truth Show, The" in Passing Through and other playsThompson, Mervyn Play19922Role of the media | Youth and law | Racism of the law | Injustice | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Individual rights vs public safety | Politics and law | Legal history | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Law as a tool of oppression | Importance of jury | Cause celebre trials | Women in law | Structured like TV news with readers and news stories featuring law.

The draconian laws introduced by government during 1951 waterfront strike- the 'Truth' often forgotten or sacrificed for a juicy story. Conservative establishment against poor. Racism and the law (against Chinese). Injustice of Arthur Allan Thomas trial.
pp 17-20, 32, 44, 50Hazard Press, Christchurch 
"Green Devil, The" in The Firewheel TreeSinclair, Keith Poetry19735Exploration of concepts related to law | Poem about envy. Concepts of fear, guilt, innocence, "black justice".p 38Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Greenstone Door, The Satchell, William Novel19382Court procedure | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Legal history | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Importance of due process | Distrust of the legal system | Military trial - Battle of Orakaupp 379-385Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland 
Guerilla SeasonThomas, Paul Novel19965Women in law firms/ legal profession | Women in law | A few generic references to law. pp 182-231Hodder Moa Beckett, Auckland 
Guests of the New Gold HillKang, Jye Novel19853Racism of the law | Kangaroo court | Injustice | Racism of the law | 1890s - A Chinese man is sentenced to hang - unfairly convicted of murder on circumstantial evidencepp 84-85,105-107Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
GuiltGrimshaw, Charlotte Novel20001Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Perceptions of lawyers | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Public vs private life of lawyers |Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Perceptions of law firms | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Eccentric lawyer stereotype | Alternative code of rules | Parental pressure to go into lawOne of the main characters, Maria Wallis, is a new law clerk at a big firm and gets involved in the Auckland underworld. Details the challenges that a new lawyer faces in a large corportate firm. Excellent description of corporate culture and the induction process. Maria works for an eccentric partner named Giles Speer. As the novel progresses, Maria begins to spiral downwards and loses her job.pp 27, 60-63,76-78,86-87,92-94, 111, 124-5, 151, 179-180, 202-4Abacus, London 
"Haere Ki Te Moe Kirehe Porangi" in "Choice Meat"Jowzi, Paul Poetry19835Hypocrisy of law | Law as a tool of oppression | Land issues | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Poem about social problems affecting Maori in NZ. p 7-8Koha Maha Publications, Havelock North 
"Hakari" in The Dark Lord of SavaikiCampbell, Alistair Te Ariki Poetry20055Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of advocacy |Authorial voice is accused of stealing a pig. Eloquent defence provided.p 185Hazard Press Ltd, Pukerua Bay 
Hangover, The Sargeson, Frank Novel19675Natural law | Philosophising about the law- reference to Socrates- duty to obey pp 152-153MacGibbon & Kee, London 
Hanlon Catran, KenTourell, WayneTV mini-series19951Importance of advocacy | Court procedure | Racism of the law | Witnesses | Patriarchal system vs feminism | Politics and law | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Perceptions of lawyers | Appearance of courtroom | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Importance of jury | Cause celebre trials | Public vs private life of lawyers | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Perceptions of judges | Use of law to discover truth | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Based on the legal career of high profile late 19th Century-early 20th Century barrister Alfred Hanlon. Each episode deals with a high profile case in which Hanlon was the defence lawyer for eg. Minnie Dean. Set in Dunedin. Episode 1: In Defence of Minnie Dean. Episode 2: In Defence of Hugh Sweeney. Episode 3: In Defence of Clements. Episode 4: In Defence of Thomas Caradoc Kerry. Episode 5: In Defence of Stott and Bramley. Episode 6: In Defence of Shue Hock. Episode 7: In Defence. Features a number of leading legal personalities from the era including Justice Williams, Ethel Benjamin, Richard Seddon, Charles Skerritt, Justice Edwards. Has a balance between scenes involving Hanlon's personal life, court room scenes and scenes in his offices.

Difference between law and morality. Discrimination against Chinese.
   
Harlequin RexMarshall, Owen Novel19993Perceptions of lawyers | Clients Man on drug charges - Set in Christchurch

Arrogant, more interested in status than people. Dishonest clients.
pp 147-148,171,201Random House, Auckland 
Harp in the South, The Park, Ruth Novel19485Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Paternity case.

Cost of legal fees.
p 155Penguin Books, Great Britain 
HarrietGaudin, Mia Poetry20035Perceptions of lawyers Friendship between two teenage girls, one of whom's father is a lawyer. www.victoria.ac.nz/modernletters, Wellington 
Harry WakatipuLasenby, Jack Novel19934Perceptions of judges | Criminal stigma | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Sentencing issues | Set in the Ureweras - Man is convicted for poaching - Courthouse scene where he tries to blame it on his horsepp 31, 34McIndoe, Dunedin 
"Harry's Gone" in Lost at SeaMcCormick, Gary Poetry19953Violence against women | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Importance of jury | Law as a tool of oppression | Wife murders husband - Sentenced to three years - Whether battered women's syndrome can be used to justify murder.

Domestic violence. Misogynist view enshrined in the law. Societal support for 'wife-beaters'.
pp 36-37Hodder Moa Beckett Publishers, Auckland 
He Tangi ArohaTaylor, Apirana Novel19931Law as a vehicle to effect change | Treaty criticism/ issues | Tino Rangatiratanga | Land issues | Role of the media | Legal history | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Racism of the law | Law students | Use of law to discover truth | Politics and law | Law as a tool of oppression | Young Maori people learning about their culture and the injustices of the past - Reacting against it. World of urban Maori in 1990s.

Pakeha dishonoured by the Treaty- Spirit and principles of the Treaty dishonoured- Importance of Rangatiratanga- Maori Land Court- Law as a path to improve life for Maori- Maori contact with courts- (both working in the court system as a way of keeping up to date and involved in the process- and as offenders)- Pakeha destroying Maori religion, land, legal system, government- Maori customary law.
pp 12, 34-35, 41-43, 66, 74-76, 85, 91-92, 95, 106-110, 162, 172-173, 190, 193, 205, 214-215, 219-220, 239-242Huia Publishers, Wellington 
"Head, The" in DaymoonFry, Robin Poetry20055Perceptions of lawyers | Nature used as a contrast to law | About buying chicken necks, comparison with a lawyer.

Lawyers having the attributes of a bird "It finishes in a pallid face: Cockscomb beak eyelid reminding me of that lawyer freated once - yet feared…"
p 31Headworx Publishers, Wellington 
Heart of the StagStory by Firth, Michael, Screenplay by Illingworth, NeilFirth, MichaelFeature Film19844Absence of law | Violence against women | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Vigilantism as justice | Law as ineffective | Suffering of victims of crime | A film about a farmer (Robert) who is carrying out an incestuous relationship with his daughter (Cathy). A hired hand (Peter) falls for the daughter creating tension between him and his boss. The law is completely absent and justice is only achieved through the intervention of Peter. Robert is killed by a stag in the final scene while attempting to shoot Peter. The film juxtaposes idyllic farming scenery with the sordid domestic life of father and daughter.

Law failing to protect females, the gun imagery symbolising maintenance of order through violence.
 Southern Light Pictures 
Heavenly CreaturesWalsh, Frances and Jackson, PeterJackson, PeterFeature Film19944Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Natural law | Set in 1953, two high-school girls make friends and begin to delve increasingly into a fantasy world they have invented themselves, a non-Christian 'fourth world' of 'music, art, and pure enjoyment'. Pauline shows growing animosity towards her mother, which results in the girls developing and executing a plan to murder her. The films ends with the murder so there are no trial scenes. Wingnut Films  
"Help"Riddell, Leith Poetry19695Public/ admin law | Politics and law Description of NZ Constitutional system. p 8-9Christchurch and North Canterbury Area of the British Drama League , Christchurch 
"Her articles 1840" in Our Bay of Ensigns and Other 'Race' RelationsGadd, Bernard Poetry20014Treaty criticism/ issues | Racism of the law | Examination of the place of the Treaty in modern society - Different interpretations of the Articles of the Treatyp 8HeadworX, Wellington 
"High Court Report" in Selected Poems 1975-1994Edmond, Lauris Poetry19943Violence against women | Role of the media | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Newspaper article about a violent attack on a woman - Contrast between a safe social environment and the violence one reads about in societypp 108-109Bridget Williams, Wellington 
"Hinemoa's Knives" in Attack of the Skunk PeopleKawana, Phil Short Story19995Law students |Girl from Taranaki going to study law at Victoria.pp 14-15Huia Publishers, Wellington 
Honey Suckers, TheMcHalick, Victoria Novel20014Parental pressure to go into law| Law and popular culture | Frustration with the legal system | Pressure from parents to go to law school

Misconceptions of law from popular images eg. TV.
pp 77-78Flamingo, Auckland 
"Hooker" in Past PresentDane, Peter Poetry20054Perceptions of lawyers | Public vs private life of lawyers | A lawyer sleeping with a prostitute.

Morally bankrupt lawyer, advising on divorces and using prostitutes.
p 79Hudson Cresset Publishing, Auckland 
House of Hogs, TheKeinzley, Frances Novel20044Law as a tool of oppression | Perceptions of lawyers | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Natural law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Perceptions of lawyers | Legal history | Treaty criticism/ issues | Land issues | About a young woman who immigrates to NZ during the colonial period. She is getting a loan to buy a house.

Coverture in the 19th Century.
3-6, 169-173, 194-195, 205National Pacific Press, Wellington 
Hymn to the MoonPicard, Stephen Novel19901Corruption in the legal system | Sentencing issues | Injustice | Perceptions of judges | Perceptions of lawyers | Appearance of courtroom | Distrust of the legal system | Legal history | Natural law | Shifts between Paris, London and NZ - About a wealthy socialite who is involved in a drug trial - She is living in NZ and reminiscing about the trial in England.

Refers to legal history eg. trials of Socrates, Joan of Arc, and Jesus. Perceptions of lawyers as crooks and hypocrites.
pp 106, 113-119, 122, 124-129, 144RSVP Publishing, Auckland 
"I Never Saw His Face" in South Pacific StreetWilson, Phillip Short Story19845Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Sentencing issues | Suffering of victims of crime | Brutal beating in Wellington, of a Pakeha man by a by Maori man. pp 1,4Pilgrims South Press, Dunedin 
I See a VoiceMiddleton, Ian Novel19983Legal jargon | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Importance of Advocacy | Legal ramifications of divorce | Divorce proceedings - Lesbian relationshippp 114-115Harper Collins, Auckland 
"I try to imagine" in Stones in Her MouthPotiki, Roma Poetry19922Treaty criticism/ issues | Tino Rangatiratanga | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Treaty of Waitangi. p 59IWA Associates, Auckland 
I'll Make You HappyTsoulis, AnneTsoulis, AthinaFeature Film19995Importance of due process | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Absence of law | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law |Siggy is unsatisfied with being a prostitute. Siggy and her fellow prostitute friends intercept their pimp's drug deals in order to gain more money. The pimp is under investigation by the police. 29, 63, 76 minsInteresting Films Different Perspectives  
Illustrious EnergyEdmond, Martin, Narbey, LeonNarbey, LeonFeature Film19885Racism of the law | Legal history | Law as a tool of oppression |Set in the central Otago goldfields during the 1860s. Two Chinese golddiggers discover a fortune. They face prejudice due to their race.  Challenge Film Corporation presents a Cinepro Production  
In My Father's DenMcGann, Brad novel by Gee, MauriceMcGann, BradFeature Film20045Property law | Importance of due process | Importance of advocacy | Common man facing the law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Paul, a war photographer returns to his NZ rural hometown when his father dies. Dividing up family property. Teenage girl goes missing. At first Paul is a suspect but turns out someone else was responsible for the girl's death.

Needing a warrant.
7, 53, 54, 71, 80, 89, 102, 110 minsTHE Films/ Little Bird 
In Touch with GracePattrick, Jenny Novel20062Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Politics and law | Obstructive nature of government | Precedent | Youth and law | Importance of due process | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Individual rights vs public safety | Distrust of the legal system | Role of the media | Women reminising about the past, has a lawyer friend who is accused of child molestation. Allegation is eventually dropped.

Popular perception of lawyers as cultured. Lawyers as politically conservative. Protesting the Springbok tour.
pp 52-53, 69, 140-144, 151, 153-6, 160-6, 170-4, 176-7, 182-3.Random House, Auckland 
"Introduction to The Engineers Mistake" in Concrete RealityShadbolt, Tim Poetry19814Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | About the Engineering students' racist haka in 1980s Republican Press, Dunedin 
"Jail Inmate Gouges Own Eyes With Finger" in Warning: PoemsEager, Mike & Staines, Alex Poetry19905Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Self-harm inflicted while in custody, with authorities writing it off as a result of depression. Excerpt from a parliamentary debate.p 23Rush Hour Press, Wellington 
"Jean and Richard" in A Fantasy Passing Through and other plays Thompson, Mervyn Play19924Use of trial as dramatic construct | The use of law for humorous effect | Aviator Richard Pearse on trial for willful detention of sheep - theatre of the absurd.

The trial as a dramatic forum for someone to tell 'their story'.
pp 104, 124-125, 128Hazard Press, Christchurch 
Jimmy Moran RegularCatran, Ken Novel20052Perceptions of judges | Importance of jury | Law as a tool of oppression | Appearance of courtroom | Perceptions of lawyers | Court procedure | Distrust of the legal system | Sentencing issues | Witnesses |Set during the Vietnam War. One storyline focuses on the protest movement and protestors being arrested. Out on trial for murder but found not guilty. In depth description of the trial, trial heard by Justice Wellbeloved, vicious prosecutor, crafty defence lawyer.pp 120, 140-147, 151-155Lothian Books, Melbourne 
JoshuaMarriott, Allan Novel19924Perceptions of lawyers | Access to justice | law as a game | About a writer and activist and his relationship with his wife. pp 49,67,86-89Hazard Press, Christchurch 
JoyMcNeish, James Novel19821 Set in a small town. Doctor has been called to give evidence in a Magistrates Court. The Doctor is being accused of burying his wife not in accordance with regulations.  Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
Joy of the WormSargeson, Frank Novel19695Perceptions of lawyers |Importance of legislation. Courthouse library. pp 26-27MacGibbon & Kee, London 
"Judge Holds Sway in Abeyance with the Clown, The" in BeadsRiddell, R.G. Poetry19753Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Personification of 'The Law' | Law as a game | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Perceptions of lawyers | Abstract poem about law.p 56Parnassus Press, Auckland 
"Judge, The" in I'm Glad I Asked You ThatGrant, A.K. Short Story19891Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Public/ admin law | Treaty criticism/ issues | Legal jargon | Women in law | Perceptions of judges | Separation of powers | Natural law | Interview with a judge at his bach

Parliamentary supremacy- Judicial activism vs traditional approach.
pp 63-67John McIndoe, Dunedin 
"Judgment" in Scribbled FacesMartin, Annette D Poetry19843Law and religion | Legal jargon | Importance of jury | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | About a juror and their views on the trial

Legal concepts in everday use
p 31A. Martin, Auckland 
Julien WareWilson, Guthrie Novel19521Law school | Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of law firms | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Elitism of the law | Law as route to power | Law as a game | Bildungsroman - About an ambitious young man who becomes a lawyer who works his way up to partner in the firm - becomes more ruthless.

Law school perceived as a road to success- Victoria Law School- law ambition= partnership in a firm- Qualities for a lawyer eg. reticence, honesty, ruthlessness- Cause celebre cases- Succession in firms- UK influence- Importance of land law in NZ- Lack of Maori presence in the legal system in the 1930s.
pp 76-78, 96-97, 110-111, 113, 124-127, 149-150, 152-153 not exhaustiveRobert Hale, London 
"Jury Duty" in Graeme Lay (ed) 100 New Zealand Short StoriesSeccombe, Anita Short Story19971Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Importance of jury | Perceptions of lawyers | Legal jargon | Routine of court procedure | Two page short story about a person carrying out jury service. Character feels out of place in the environment. The accused attempts to intimidate the jury through eye contact. Evocative description of jury service.pp 91-2Tandem Press, Auckland 
"Juryman's Tale, The" in South Pacific StreetWilson, Phillip Short Story19841Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of advocacy | Court procedure | Perceptions of judges | Public gallery as audience | Importance of jury | Law school | Women in law firms/ legal profession | About a jury - in depth description of a jury trial in Auckland.

Young, inexperienced lawyer- Old conservative judge- What is the aftermath of the trial?
pp 71-81Pilgrims South Press, Dunedin 
Just JaneDuncan, James Novel19962International Law | Importance of advocacy | Court procedure | Witness examination | Perceptions of lawyers | Law school | Treaty criticism/ issues | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Land issues | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Law students | Woman's career in the law - Environment Court - International Law - Comments on legal issues i.e. abortion, pollution - Bildungsroman

Women in law (juggling career and family)
pp 2,35-45,51-56,82-87,131-149James Duncan, Picton 
"Justice" in Night and Morning and other VersesGillespie, O.N. Poetry19273Alienation from the legal system- costs| Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Hypocrisy of law | Law as a game | Perceptions of judges | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | A woman is on trial under stressful conditionspp 11-13Whitcombe & Tombs, Wellington 
"Justice Advances the Cause of the People" in A Red Mole SketchbookBrunton, Alan Play19893Hypocrisy of law | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Routine of court procedure | Role of the media | Court scene in which a woman is on trial - Theatre of the Absurd/Kafka-esque dramaturgy - Send-up of legal procedure - Woman found guilty - No reasons for decision - Prosecution also implicatedpp 32-42Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"Justice Denied" in Graeme Lay (ed) 100 New Zealand Short StoriesMcVeigh, Chris Short Story19971Perceptions of judges | Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Sentencing issues | Routine of court procedure | Ruthless sexist judge spends the day giving out harsh sentences. Attends a flashy law dinner, manages to lock himself out of his hotel and has to catch a taxi driven by the father of someone he had sentenced earlier in the day.

Lawyer as short story author. Stereotype of judge as stern, unfeeling, elite, impartial. Sexist nature of the legal profession. Law as an old boys club. Inability of the judiciary to identify with the accused. Insular elitism of the legal profession eg. bar dinners. Inability of judges to escape the reality of society cf. "Tooth and Claw".
pp 209-210Tandem Press, Auckland 
K RoadDawe, Ted Novel20052Perceptions of judges | Witnesses | Appearance of courtroom | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Importance of advocacy | Role of the media | Sentencing issues | Story about the Auckland underworld set on K Road. Characters get in trouble with the law. One main character is a court room journalist and observes a trial of a school principal on charges of downloading child pornography. Features character Roger King QC who is a powerful figure providing assistance when people get in trouble. Chapter 12 is an entire court room scene. pp 45, 76-78, 104, 119, 171.Longacre Press, Dunedin 
Kaitangata TwitchMahy, Margaret Novel20055Elitism of the law | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Young girl trying to save an Island from a ruthless property developer. (Young adult fiction)pp 59, 64-65Allen & Unwin, NSW 
"Kaitoke's passion act two" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19974Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Legal history | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution Based on Papahurihia, a Maori religious leader in the 19th century who fused Christianity and traditional Maori religionpp 72-73Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Keeping it in the FamilyO'Leary, John Novel19894Women in law firms/ legal profession | Perceptions of lawyers | Man writing short stories about his familyp 8-9Government Printing Office, Wellington 
Kelly PencarrowScanlan, Nellie Novel19585Parental pressure to go into law | Law school | Perceptions of law firms | Law students | The saga of the Pencarrow family dynasty continues.

Refusal to take over the family law firm.
p 9Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland 
Killing Hour, TheCleave, Paul Novel20073Law exploiting people's misery | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Sentencing issues | Suffering of victims of crime | Crime story about a man who suffers memory loss and has been accused of killing two girls. Cynical cop who thinks the law is too lenient towards criminals. Frustrated by the law when trying to bring criminals to justice.

Law preying on people's misery "making money from evil". Criminals break the law and cops have to abide by every law in order to catch them eg. getting a warrant.
pp 14, 46-48, 106, 116, 118-119, 241-243.Random House, Auckland 
KingpinWalker, Mike, Manuel, MitchellWalker, MikeFeature Film19855Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Youth and law | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Set in a child welfare centre. Focuses on the resident bully and his rivalry with the new boy. The training centre is attempting to rehabilitate youth offenders who are often from violent and broken homes.

Society's systems are not working for inmates.
 Morrow Productions 
Kissing ShadowsRenee Novel20055Law as route to power | Law as a tool of oppression | Elitism of the law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Daughter finds out about father's dark secret.pp 42, 208-9, 216Huia Publishers, Wellington 
"Kitchen Nights" in StorytellerWilliamson, Simon Poetry20025Law in literature within law in literature | About a family- someone reading Kafka- academic status.

Kafka's "The Trial".
pp 114HeadworX, Wellington 
KittyChallinor, Deborah Novel20063Law as a tool of oppression | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Treaty criticism/ issues | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Legal history | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Legal history, set during the mid 19th century, includes description of the signing of the Treaty. Maori chief swears utu against Wai for bringing whakama on the tribe by becoming pregnant. Detailed court scene in Sydney. The trial is about a charge against Kitty's love interest for failing to pay customs.

Comparisons between New Zealand and New South Wales. "It wasn't often the underdog triumphed over the might of the English judicial system, and when it happened it was always a cause for celebration".
pp 133-134, 142-144, 161-162, 247-263, 268-274Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland 
"Kohunga" in Kohunga and Whaea Kairau: Mother Hundred EaterTaylor, Apirana Play19995Racism of the law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Arrest procedure | About Maori issues. Includes reference to a Maori person being arrested.

Cultural insensitivity in the legal system, especially by police.
pp 27-28Pohutukawa Press, Auckland 
"Lament, For a North Island Land Association" in Dwarf with a Billiard CueSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19785Personification of 'The Law' | Land issues | Land issues in NZpp 60-61Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Land of Milk and HoneyTaylor, William Novel20052Absence of law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Routine of court procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Witness examination | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Suffering of victims of crime | Youth and law | English boy goes to live with a New Zealand boy during World War II. He is beaten up by the town bully who is subsequently sent to a borstal. pp 57-8, 60-3, 100-3, 133-134, 137-41, 146-8.Harper Collins Publishers, Auckland 
Land of the Lost, TheSatchell, William Novel19383Legal jargon | Court procedure | Cause celebre trials | Perceptions of judges | Sentencing issues | Trial scene - murder trialpp 288-289, 302-303, 307Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland 
"Land Wars II- Motoua" in HuiGlover, Marewa Poetry20013Law as a tool of oppression | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Racism of the law | Land issues | Treaty criticism/ issues | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Motoua Gardens protest - Facts of this event

Police as the instrument of control used by the Pakeha establishment. Lack of recognition of Maori custom and court procedure.
p 41Marewa Glover, Auckland 
Last Tattoo, theAberdein, Keith Reid, JohnFeature Film19945Difference between civilian law and martial law | Unforgiving nature of martial law | importance of due process |Set during World War II. The American troops are stationed in NZ and there is a court martialand a murder investigation. Plumb Productions Ltd and Capella International Inc. 
"Law, Streets" in Earthquake WeatherSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19723Nature used as a contrast to law | Coercive power of the law | Natural law | General theoretical concepts surrounding law eg. "Rule of Law". pp 64-66Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Lawful Excuse" in Warm Beer and other storiesCrump, Barry Short Story19973Perceptions of lawyers | Youth and law | Sentencing issues | Distrust of the legal system | Set in a prison - Stories of the different inmates - A man gets off charges on a technicality, and goes to grow magic mushrooms - collection of 'blokish yarns'

Viewpoint of accused of the law (ie. crooked lawyers, unjust accusations and decisions, underdog mentality)
pp 25-35Hodder Moa Beckett Publishers, Auckland 
"Lawyer, The" in I'm Glad I Asked You ThatGrant, A.K. Short Story19891Perceptions of lawyers | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Elitism of the law | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Perceptions of law firms | The way lawyers view the law | Clients | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | A satirical interview with a lawyer which focuses on the superficiality of six minute units.

Contrasting the 'personal' law style of olden days with the new corporate law world of today.
pp 39-43John McIndoe, Dunedin 
"Lawyer, The" in The Newspaper PoemsLangston, Richard Poetry20071Elitism of the law | Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Importance of advocacy | The way lawyers view the law | Use of law to discover truth | Role of the media | Lawyer meeting with a young female reporter. His client, a politician, has been accused of sleeping with an under age girl.

Lawyers destroying reputations on cross-examination. Laws focus on evidence rather than opinions. Lawyer defending the powerful.
p 38Fitzbeck Publishing, Wellington 
"Lawyer's Bride, The" in O.T.J. Alpers (ed) College Rhymes: an anthology of verse/written by the members of Canterbury College, 1875-1923Von Haast, H.F. Poetry19231Legal jargon | The use of law for humorous effect | Public vs private life of lawyers | Lawyer's wife |A love poem written by a lawyer to his bride using clever legal references and allusions "Upon my skill in pleading you'll surely cast no slur, Then to my Declaration why do you thus demur".

Use of legal latin to impress eg "cur ad vult", and "Volenti injuria non fit". Use of legal concepts eg. "average prudent man". Lawyer's wife sacrificing her career for her husband with the possibility that she will help him with administrative tasks.

A lawyer's training pervades their personal relationships.
pp 60-61Whitcombes & Tombs, Christchurch 
Lazy Boys, The Shuker, Carl Novel20065Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Coercive power of the law | A student is accused of sexual harrassment in a university.

University rules (codes of conduct vs law).
pp 130-2.Shoemaker & Hoard, Emeryville, California 
League of the Brown Skirts, The Ward, Gilbert Novel19442Women in law | Perceptions of lawyers | Law students | Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Law as a tool of oppression | The use of law for humorous effect | Politics and law | About a group of radical women in mid-20th century who try to take over NZ and oppress menpp 44-49, 75-77, 130-136, 139G.F. Ward, Timaru 
"Legal Fiction" in Earthquake WeatherSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19725Legal jargon | Law school | Uses the concept of a "legal fiction". p 18Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Life on EarthMcCauley, Sue Novel20035Sentencing issues | Arrest procedure | Arrest - Custody - Sentencing issuespp 32-33, 36Random House, Auckland 
Linoleum Room, The Robinson, Katy Novel20055Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Dysfunctional familypp 177-8Random House, Auckland 
"Little Boy Dreaming" in Like Smoke in the Wheel BarrowSanderson, Martyn Poetry20065Legal history | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | A little boy dreaming. The dream includes the boy signing the Magna Cartap 17Astra Print, Wellington, New Zealand 
Little Country, TheGuthrie, John Novel19372Appearance of courtroom | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Witnesses | Legal jargon | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Court procedure | Politics and law | The use of law for humorous effect | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Perceptions of judges | Court Trial - Humourous account of a case about a man jumping from the public gallery onto a judge - Case is dismissed after lengthy argument

Cross examination- lawyer manipulating words. Using court to settle personal vendettas.
pp 256-273Thomas Nelson and Sons, London 
Little MastersWilkins, Damien Novel19965Women in law | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Character's mother is a lawyer.p 89Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"Lord Acton's Reel" in Political Poems/Homage to Colonel RainboroughPritchard, Selwyn Poetry19834Public/ admin law | Politics and law | Muldoon's bullying and autocratic nature e.g. banning Tom Scott from press conferences S. Pritchard, Wanganui 
Lost Tribe, TheLaing, JohnLaing, JohnFeature Film19855Importance of advocacy | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Importance of due process | Man alone on the run from the law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Absence of law | Murder suspect is Edward Scarry. Edward's anthropologist brother, Maxwell, disappears while searching for lost Maori tribe in Fiordland, mysterious links between brothers. Useful police questioning scenes.40 minsMeridian Films  
Love and WarSandys, Elspeth Novel19923Ethics | Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of advocacy | Appearance of courtroom | Land issues | Role of the media | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Court case about Maori land issues. pp 118, 120-127Vintage New Zealand, Auckland 
"Love Birds" in Passing Through and other playsThompson, Mervyn Play19922Perceptions of lawyers | Court procedure | Women in law | Violence against women | Witnesses | Importance of advocacy | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Domestic dispute between man and woman - mediator/ counsellor.

Having one's day in court- name suppression.
pp 91-99Hazard Press, Christchurch 
Lovelock Version, The Shadbolt, Maurice Novel19803Law as a game | Perceptions of lawyers | Legal history | Witnesses | Corruption in the legal system | Elitism of the law | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Family saga - socialist agitator. Marxist Legal theory.

Dodgy lawyer- lying defendant. References to English legal history. Law as a tool of the bourgeoisie.
pp 262-263, 417-418, 453-454, 468, 520-521, 548Hodder & Stoughton, London 
LukaRoberts, Anna Novel19875Racism of the law | Detaining of Dalmation immigrants during the WWI.pp 115Moana Press, Tauranga 
MackenzieMcNeish, James Novel19954Legal history | First half of the Jock Mackenzie story - Sheep stealer from the South Island - In this scene he is convicted in Scotland - Not set in NZpp 60-63Godwit Publishing, Auckland 
MacKenzie Affair, The McNeish, James Novel19721Legal History | Appearance of courtroom | Court procedure | Perceptions of judges | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Cause celebre trials | Natural law | Second part of the Mackenzie saga - He is captured, put on trial,and found guilty of contempt of court - Set in Christchurchpp 57-62,126-159,168-169,192-195,204-211Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
"Magistrate's Court" in Denis Glover: Selected poemsGlover, Denis Poetry19814Law as ineffective | Perceptions of judges | The use of law for humorous effect | Law as a game | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | A nonsense poem, dismissive of the law, about a magician in court who does a disappearing act p 162Penguin Books, Auckland 
Makuku on Mrs Jones, TheParr, Larry based on story by Ihimaera, WitiParr, LarryFeature Film19845Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Mr Hohepa, a tohunga, and Mrs Jones, storekeeper, have a dispute. Hohepa places a curse on Mrs Jones and eventually marries her. Set in a small rural NZ town.

Reminiscent of Maori authority in rural NZ.
8, 16 minsMirage Films 
"Manners Street Blues" in Small Holes in the SilenceGrace, Patricia Short Story20064Importance of advocacy | Speed of justice | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Witnesses | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Character is the victim of police brutality, trying to get compensation through the court system.p 182-183Penguin Group, Auckland 
"Maori Activist, The" in Never AloneMorrall, Barry Poetry19862Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Land issues | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Pakeha response to a Maori activist.

Apparent equality between Pakeha and Maori in NZ- positive influence of Pakeha on legal justice vs rough Maori justice from early 19th century.
p 7B. Morrall, Wellington 
Maori GirlHilliard, Noel Novel19914Frustration with the legal system | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Victim's rights | Legal jargon | Arrest procedure | Man is trying to bail a young Maori girl out of prisonpp 226,258-263Reed Books, Auckland1960
"Maori Jesus, The" in Paul Morris, Harry Ricketts, Mike Grimshaw (eds) Spirit in a Strange Land: A Selection of New Zealand Spiritual VerseBaxter, James K  Poetry20024Law and religion | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Arrest procedure | Racism of the law | Jesus as a Maori in Wellingtonpp 125-126Random House, Auckland 
Maori Merchant of Venice Te tangati whai tawa o wenetiJones, Pei Te HurinuiSelwyn, Don CFeature Film20025Not applicable as it is a translation of Shakespeare's play (English work).This film is an interpretation of Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice", performed entirely in Te Reo. The setting for the play is a fusion between pre-European NZ and 16th Century Venice. He Taonga Films Ltd 
March to the Sound of GunsGrover, Ray Novel20083Importance of advocacy | Legal history | Court procedure | Distrust of the legal system | Perceptions of lawyers | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Law as route to power | Set in WWI both on the battlefields and in New Zealand. A focus on a court martial. pp 22, 324-327, 393-395.Longacre Press, Dunedin 
Mark IIManuel, Mitchell, Walker, MikeAnderson, JohnFeature Film19863Importance of advocacy | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Man alone on the run from the law | Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Youth and law | Eddie, Kingi and Matthew go on a roadtrip. They get chased by drug dealers. Kingi is caught by police and charged with possession of hard drugs. Eddie is provoked by his girlfriend's ex-boyfriend and gets charged with assault. Eddie's girlfriend's father hires a lawyer and he is freed. There is a court scene at 63 mins.

"You're young, you've got a brown face and the odds are that you will end up in court".
56, 59, 61, 63, 65, 66, 67 minsTVNZ 
Marked MenBrown, David Lyndon Novel20074Absence of law |Set in the seedy underbelly of Auckland, about people who are addicted to drugs whose lives are spiraling out of control.

Living outside the law. Inability of the law to control the underworld.
pp 13, 112Titus Books, Auckland 
Masks & ShadowsRiddell, Michael Novel20002Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of jury | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Use of law to discover truth | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Legal ramifications of divorce | Routine of court procedure | Comprehensive trial scene.

Image of prosecutor as boring and rigid.
pp 130-131, 172-175Flamingo, Auckland 
Matriarch, TheIhimaera, Witi Novel19862Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Land issues | Law as a tool of oppression | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Legal history | Sentencing issues | Racism of the law | Treaty criticism/ issues | Old woman's view of NZ history and the oppression of Maori by Pakeha - includes mention of Hamiora Pere cf Season of the Jew - Talks about different statutes affecting Maori cf Songs of the Judgespp 172-173,234-245,314-339Heinemann Publishers, Auckland 
Matter of Parihaka, TheBohan, Edmund Novel20003Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Perceptions of judges | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Perceptions of lawyers | Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Routine of court procedure | Detective crime story set against the backdrop of the invasion of Parihaka in 1881.pp 24, 84-88, 93-94, 158-159.Hazard Press, Christchurch 
"Matthew Innes" in StorytellerWilliamson, Simon Poetry20024Injustice | Law as ineffective | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Matthew Innes was killed in the back seat of a police carp 130HeadworX, Wellington 
MauriMira, MerataMira, MerataFeature Film19884Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Ethnocentrism | Politics and law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Land issues | Elitism of the law | Set in a small Maori village. About the dislocation of many Maori from their heritage. At 100 mins there is a scene where a Crown Minister meets with the Maori leaders to discuss the use of Maori land for a public institution. One of the main characters gets in trouble with the law.

Power to take land under the Public Works Act. Token nature of government consultation with Maori.
100, 132 minsAwatea Films 
Mauri TuKouka, Hone Play19922Youth and law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Racism of the law | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Traditional legal concepts of Maori |Maori boy comes into contact with the courts, juxtaposition of Pakeha and traditional Maori concepts/systems of justice.

Maori seeing Marae trial as easy way out. Restorative justice.
pp 4-33Aoraki Press, Wellington 
"Maximum Turnover" in Drowned Sprat and other fairness Johnson, Stephanie Short Story20055Perceptions of lawyers | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals |About a woman becoming a prostitute.

Reflects current legal issues eg. Legalising prostitution.
pp 187-88, 192Random House, Auckland 
Memoirs of a PeonSargeson, Frank Novel19655Arrest procedure | Common man facing the law | A man gives his friend money so he avoids going to jail for debt. Legal procedure relating to court summons. pp 282-283MacGibbon & Kee, London 
"Men for Pieces" in British Drama League (ed) Further One-Act PlaysTarguse, V. Play19353Distrust of the legal system | Injustice | Corruption in the legal system | Criminal stigma | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Necessity of confessions | Frustration with the legal system | Importance of advocacy | Sentencing issues | Law as a game | Common man facing the law | A falsely convicted man (Sam) returns home to his wife after twenty years in prison. The wife of the man who gave false evidence against him visits. She asks Sam to let her husband apologise as he lies on his death bed.

Possibility of the justice system convicting the wrong man.
pp 42-46, 48-50, 52National Magazine, Wellington 
"Mere Topai washing clothes" in Piriki's PrincessTracy, Mona Short Story19254Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Historical fiction about Maori.

Tohunga as legal experts.
pp 50-51Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland 
"Midwife, The" in The Winter BabyMaiden, Jennifer Poetry19905Perceptions of judges |About a midwife in the 19th century

Legal simile (someone with solemn eyes is compared to a magistrate)
pp 30-31Angus & Robertson Publishers, Sydney 
"Mid-Winter Switch, The" in A Day at the Show and other storiesSharrock, Edmund C Short Story19904Court procedure | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Common man facing the law | Perceptions of judges | Sentencing issues |Fraud trialpp 48-49E. Sharrock, New Zealand 
"Minutes" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19975Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Legal history | Papahurihia movement.p 181Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Miramar MorningsEdwards, Denis Novel20051Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of judges | Elitism of the law | Inequality of men and women in the legal system | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Corruption in the legal system | Appearance of courtroom | Law in literature within law in literature | Court procedure | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Perceptions of law firms | Public vs private life of lawyers | Law as route to power | Law exploiting people's misery | Clients | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | A murder mystery set in Wellington. Set in the 70s but flashes back to the late 1940s. One of the main characters, Helen, is a lawyer trying to make her way in a male dominated profession (1970s). She faces prejudice in the firm. She is helped by a lecherous old lawyer to get her own back on the male partners in her firm. There is a strong pushy female lawyer character called Felicity. Helen is assisted by a legal secretary who hates her bosses. A corrupt lawyer character appears in the 1940s section.

Victoria law school as a training ground for the powerful elite. 1970s women's liberation movement and the effect on the legal profession. Token Maori in firm for appearances (cf Outrageous Fortune). Close and often tense relationship between police and lawyers (cf Street Legal). Partners as arrogant, elite, old, white and adulterous men. Lawyers as corrupt both professionally and personally. Lawyers as movers and shakers in Wellington society. Law profession closing ranks to protect its own. Legal secretarial staff hating their bosses (the partners).
pp 16, 25-26, 28-29, 34-35, 46, 54-55, 65-69, 72-77,81, 88, 94-95, 107, 118, 132-137, 144-147, 192-197, 225, 235-236, 242-243Penguin Group, Auckland 
Miserables, The Wilkins, Damien Novel19931Perceptions of lawyers | Law school | Adversarial nature of the legal system | The way lawyers view the law | Law students | Elitism of the law | Law school | Role of the media | Ethics | Legal jargonNarrator, Healey, looking back on his friendship with lawyer. They attended first year law classes together but Healey did not continue with law. Perceptive critique of legal education including the Socratic teaching method cf Duncan Kennedy's work on 'Law School as training for hierarchy'.

Description of lawyer's life eg divided into 6 minute units, unforgiving workload.
pp 101-114, 121, 151-153Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"Mister Blue Satin" in A Needle in the HeartKidman, Fiona Short Story20023Witnesses | Importance of jury | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Routine of court procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Legal jargon | Violence against women | Trial scene for an attempted rape of a young woman- Witness examination of the young women in court

Witness examination. Trauma of a rape trial.
pp 141-160Random House, Auckland 
Monday's WarriorsShadbolt, Maurice Novel19903Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Politics and law | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Sentencing issues | Legal history | Land issues | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Man alone on the run from the law | Novel set during the later stages of the NZ wars. Titokowaru's rebellion on the west coast of the North Island. At p 8 main character Kimball Bent is court martialed for disobeying orders and given a suspended sentence effectively allowing him to continue in the army. Bent shows disdain for the court cf Fairweather in Shadbolt's "Season of the Jew". Discussion at p 128 about whether Maori are subject to British law. pp 8-11, 128-9Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
MoonshineWilson, Helen Novel19562Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Speed of justice | Cause celebre trials | Public gallery as audience | Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of judges | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Importance of advocacy | Use of trial as dramatic construct | About a high profile murder trial - One of the accused turns Queen's witnesspp 146-148, 151-152Paul's Book Arcade, Hamilton 
MortmainCorbalis, Judy Novel20071Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Legal history | Inequality of men and women in the legal system | Urban vs rural lawyers | Lawyer's wife | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Elitism of the law | Clients | Law school | Parental pressure to go into law | Sweeping family drama in which one of the main characters is a lawyer. He wants his son to take over the family business. Lawyer father misappropriates client funds in order to pay for son's legal education at Cambridge. Father killed in car accident. Son returns and sorts out situation with the help of his lawyer uncle. Family law firm involved in Wi Parata case getting justice for the Maori who entrusted land to a chuch to build a school. Reference to Victoria law school being a poor alternative to Cambridge University.

Tension between duty to family and duty to the law. Cultural cringe regarding NZ legal education. Old boys network operating in legal profession. Ted as hero lawyer.
pp 31, 37, 99, 101, 107,168, 184-185, 197, 199, 213, 218-220, 222-231, 257-258.Random House, Auckland 
Motel ViewWilliams, Forbes Novel19925Law school | Law students | One of the characters in the story is a law studentp 38Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Mother TongueRosier-Jones, Joan Novel19965Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Maori and Pakeha relations. Set in future- NZ under Maori dictatorship. pp 187David Ling Publishing, Auckland 
Mothers and FathersMusaphia, Joseph Play19773Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Contract law | Perceptions of lawyers | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Contract to arrange surrogate parentage.pp 1,6, 14-18, 29-30, 37-41Price Milburn, Wellington 
Moynihan: The Set UpSpencer, Earle Novel19784Perceptions of lawyers | Legal jargon | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of due process | Injustice | Common man facing the law | Someone is trying to protect their rights and get justice through the legal system.

Bush lawyers- Industrial law- Defamation.
pp 13, 60, 63-65, 172, 211Dunmore Press, Palmerston North 
"Mr Dooley" in First with the SunMulgan, Alan Short Story19395Politics and law | Injustice | Perceptions of judges | Routine of court procedure | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Witnesses | Discussion in a pub with colloquial references to law. (Mentions trial of Emile Zola) pp 55-58J.M. Dent & Sons, London 
Mr Halliday and the Circus MasterMcNeish, James Novel19965Role of the media | Speed of justice | Law and technology | Importance of advocacy | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Trial scenepp 127-137David Ling Publishing, Auckland 
Music in the Listening PlaceRawlinson, Gloria Novel19385Land issues | Legal history | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Native Land Courtpp 182-183Cassell, London 
"My Real Life" in My Real Life and Other StoriesNovitz, Julian Short Story20045Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of law firms | Law school | Law students | About a young student at Victoria University. Series of short storeis featuring same characters.

Law degree as an impressive qualification. Russell McVeagh as a "big bad law firm".
pp 37, 151, 202, 280-281 Random House, Auckland 
My Story Be Counted! The Diary of Amy Phelps, Dunedin 1893McVeagh, Janine Novel20073Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Politics and law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Separation of powers | Law as route to power | Law school |About the suffrage movement and women getting the vote in 1890s.

Political maneouvring in parliament to pass legislation.
pp 30, 42-3, 46-7, 54-6, 62-3, 74-6, 80-81, 86, 92, 100-2, 104, 117, 121, 127, 130, 135-6, 143, 145, 150-1, 157, 161, 170-72.Scholastic NZ, Manukau 
"Mythmaker's Office, The" in Trudie McNaughten (ed) In Deadly EarnestFrame, Janet Short Story19891Law as ineffective | Natural law | Politics and law | Perceptions of judges | The Minister of Mythmaking decides to abolish death. Passes a law to make any reference to death in society illegal. Laws are enforced by the judiciary. Points out the futility of trying to ban things that will always be present cf prostitution and alcohol. Eventually society fails as banning death effectively bans life.

Inability of the law to change practical realities eg. can't outlaw death cf Kafka and Lon Fuller's King Rex. The ability of law to effect morality. The power of authority figures to control society through law. Allegorical use of law in fiction cf Kafka. Danger of making the law a farce eg. risking public uprisings. The role of law in creating myths.
p 113-115Century Hutchinson New Zealand, Auckland 
NaomiSimons, Wendy Novel19844Law students | Law school | Law in literature within law in literature | Experiences of a law student struggling with his studies.

Dickensian law clerk. Disillusionment with legal studies and law school.
pp 16-17, 24, 26-27William Collins, Auckland 
"Nearest Type of Eternal Damnation, The" in Trudie McNaughton (ed) : A collection of fiction by New Zealand women 1870s-1980s in Deadly EarnestGrossmann, Edith Short Story19893Perceptions of lawyers | Violence against women | Legal ramifications of divorce | Inequality of men and women in the legal system | Absence of law | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Suffering of victims of crime | Wife victim of domestic violence by her brutal husband. The law supports him and condemns her to her fate.

Law making wives the property of their husbands during the 19th Century. Difficulty of getting a divorce in the 19th Century. (Coverture).
pp 13-16Century Hutchinson New Zealand, Auckland 
Needle's Eye, The Braithwaite, Errol Novel19651Injustice | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Hypocrisy of law | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Access to justice | Natural law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Witnesses | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Military trial during the New Zealand Wars - The accused killed a Maori, but is being charged for treachery/betraying colonial forces (a crime he didn't commit) to appease Maori - Major Williams undergoes crisis of conscience and doesn't go through with itpp 124-148, 154-155Collins, London 
Never Say DieMurphy, GeoffMurphy, GeoffFeature Film19885Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Distrust of the legal system | Alternative code of rules | American lawyer, Witten, tells Melissa that there is a plan to cash in on her late father's invention of a new soft drink.

Brief appearance by token lawyer to advance the plot.
 Pastrami and Rye in association with the NZ Film Commission 
"New Zealand" in History Through PoetryYoung, Phil Poetry20075Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Treaty criticism/ issues | Legal history | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Discusses early New Zealand legal history including the Declaration of Indepence and the Treaty of Waitangi. p 30Sovereign Books, Hamilton 
New Zealand JackWilson, Phillip Novel19733Perceptions of lawyers | Legal history | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Perceptions of judges | Legal history - About Maori and Pakeha in the 19th century - story being told by a lawyer in the present time.

Maori concept of "utu".
pp 7, 48-49, 52Robert Hale & Company, London 
"Ngati" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19974Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Papahurihia movement.

Importance of Colonial legal officials in the community- Importance/ status of Maori leaders in colonial communities.
p 204Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Ninth, The" in StorytellerWilliamson, Simon Poetry20025Law and popular culture | Sex scene in which woman is reading Grisham novel.

Popular US culture mentioned in NZ law and literature eg. Grisham.
p 108HeadworX, Wellington 
Niu SilaArmstrong, David and Knightly, Oscar Play20073Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Appearance of courtroom | Distrust of the legal system | Perceptions of judges | Sentencing issues | Youth and law | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Delinquent Polynesian boys who get in trouble for under age drinking. Trial scene where judge gives Polynesian boy community service.

Intimidating summary of courtroom cf Boogie in 'Once Were Warriors'.
pp 40, 47, 58Thomas New House, Auckland  
"No Escape" in John Kingston (ed) Pataka: Selected Short Stories by New Zealand AuthorsDavidson, Marion Short Story19363Law as Law as route to power | Perceptions of lawyers | Law school | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Importance of due process | Witnesses | Law students | Two law students in competition for top student prize go in very different directions after graduation. One student joins the army during the war and the other accuses him without evidence of being an enemy spy. He is executed and it is later found that he in fact was a spy, though the other's accusation always plays on his conscience.

Traditional nature of legal eduction in the 1930 eg. Latin and Roman law. Courts as a means of exacting revenge.
pp 39-43K System Publishing, Auckland 
"No Judge" in The Glass House- Stones & PoemsSturm, J.C. Poetry20065Perceptions of judges | Importance of jury | Uses judge and jury metaphor.

No "Judge" is free from sin. Everyone is subject to "the jury". "I am no judge. How could I be, knowing the jury is out debating me".
p 59Steele Roberts, Wellington 
"Nonchalance" in Songs of My LifeManhire, Bill Short Story19965Justice | List of story plots for authors to avoid.

Comment that society want to see a just end to a trial, and criminals brought to justice.
pp 242-243Godwit Publishing, Auckland 
"Not Guilty Sir" in Hang on a Minute MateCrump, Barry Short Story19613Common man facing the law | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Perceptions of judges | Conducting own defence | Routine of court procedure | Witnesses | Court scene in which a man conducts his own defence - Light-hearted scene eg. accused tries to shake hands with the judgepp 131-137A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington 
Not So The LandOwen, D.M. Novel19652Land issues | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Treaty criticism/ issues | Legal history | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Tino Rangatiratanga | Ignorance of the law | An English lady comes to NZ to marry a colonist - Te Rauparaha - 1840s - Wairau - Meeting between Fitzroy and Te Rauparaha 1844.

Dubious nature of early land purchases. Maori concepts of justice involving utu and mana. Humanitarian appraoch to Maori. Marae-based justice.
pp 99, 146-147, 176-177, 182-183Robert Hale, London 
O! Temperance!Thompson, Mervyn Play19742Perceptions of lawyers | Appearance of courtroom | Law and religion | Judge as God | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Women in law | Perceptions of judges | Politics and law | Routine of court procedure | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Role of the media | About the temperance movement, seeking to prohibit alcohol - Women's Franchise campaign.

Liquor Licensing Act 1881- Process of appeal- Using Politics to manipulate law when the courts fail.
pp 19, 30-31, 36, 39-43, 46, 48, 53, 61Christchurch Theatre Trust, Christchurch 
O.E.Ovenden, Keith Novel19861Perceptions of lawyers | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Importance of advocacy | Corruption in the legal system | Ethics | Worker in the public service - crime/mystery story - Example of a main character in a story who is a lawyer.

Will as an example of everyday contact with lawyer. Importance of client-lawyer confidentiality. Dodgy lawyers. Perceptions of lawyer as intellectual and sympathetic.
pp 52-56, 59, 86-89, 207-211, 214, 223, 238-239Benton Ross Publishers, Auckland 
Objection OverruledBurns, Carolyn Play19851Importance of advocacy | Legal jargon | Appearance of courtroom | The use of law for humorous effect | Law and religion | Women in law | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Law as a tool of oppression | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Feminism vs patriarchal system | Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of judges | Routine of court procedure | Common man facing the law | An absurdist play about a trial of a white, middle class, conventional male, who is accused of "living". Features a traditional courtroom with traditional court procedures jumbled up. Different witnesses from the accused's life are examined and cross examined. The audience acts as a jury at the end and gets to decide the fate of the accused. Entire play takes place in a court room.

The difference between rights and law. Kafkaesque court room. Law delving into people's private lives and exposing secrets. The metaphor of the cage. Society as represented by the court, constraining women's expectations ie. fill the role of wife and mother. The public spectacle of a trial. Farcical nature of law (absurdist play). The law reflecting ideals and limitations of middle class white men.
pp 7,8-85Victoria University Press, Wellington 
ObsessionGurr, Tom & Cox H.H. Novel19581Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Importance of advocacy | Speed of justice | Perceptions of lawyers | Appearance of courtroom | Role of the media | Youth and law | Law in literature within law in literature | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Perceptions of judges | Use of law to discover truth | Cause celebre trials | Parker-Hulme murder - 1950s - Christchurch - Trial scene.

Prurient nature of the public gallery. Stereotypical lawyer- dispassionate, calm, detached, educated, self-disciplined, severe. Defence of insanity.
pp 158-189,196-247Frederick Muller, London 
"Occasions" in Selected PoemsSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19895Importance of jury | Natural law | Legal history | Cause celebre trials | Reference to the trial of Oscar Wilde.

Law and homosexuality.
p 41Auckland University Press, Auckland 
OffHodson, ColinHodson, ColinShort Film20025Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Importance of due process | Arrest procedure | About a flat of drug users. Main character, Ben gets arrested for buying drugs and gets taken to the police station.  Prang City and Gordon Productions 
"Offal" in Tart & Juicy (ed) Michael GifkinsJohn Connor Short Story19944Law in literature within law in literature | Perceptions of judges | Court procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Witnesses | Importance of advocacy | Man on trial, possibly for eating another man? - Theatre of the absurdpp 130-135Vintage, Auckland 
"Older Than Hell" in StorytellerWilliamson, Simon Poetry20024Legal history | Comparative law | Conversation with a German New Zealander.

Comparative law.
p 33HeadworX, Wellington 
"Oma" in John Huria (ed) Huia Short Stories 3Evans, Lance Short Story19995Absence of law | Violence against women | Parole | Suffering of victims of crime | About a woman in a physically abusive relationship. When her partner is sent to prison she moves town and changes her name. On his release she lives in constant fear of him, knowing he will find her and take revenge.

Inadequate protection for female victims of domestic violence. Inadequate nature of parole.
pp 87-92Huia Publishers, Wellington 
"On a Lawyer" in Sharp Edge Up: verses & satiresGlover, Denis Poetry19682Perceptions of lawyers | Death of a solicitor - lawyer as death's 'client'p 58Blackwood & Janet Paul, Auckland 
"On Probation" in Lady Moss RevivedOlds, Peter Poetry19723Judge as god | Nature used as a contrast to law | Personification of 'The Law' | Parole | Coercive power of the law | About probationp 1-2Caveman Press, Dunedin 
On River RoadElse, Chris Novel20042Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Law in literature within law in literature | Perceptions of lawyers | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Elitism of the law | Distrust of the legal system | Court procedure | Ethics | Importance of advocacy | Witnesses | Use of law to discover truth | Group of friends. Daughter of one of the couples is killed in a car accident. One of the main characters, Larry, is a criminal lawyer. Successfully argues provocation for his client who is then charged with manslaughter. Discusses legal ethics.

"There's no truth in a court of law. There's only evidence. And evidence is a story told by a witness". Literary obsession with criminal law. "The Law is literature". Lawyer manipulating a statute (eg. s169 of the Crimes Act, provocation). Importance of client confidentiality.
pp 22-23, 31, 58, 103, 109-110, 138, 145, 243, 254-255, 272-275, 318Random House, Auckland 
Once Were WarriorsDuff, Alan Novel19901Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Youth and law | Perceptions of judges | Judge as God | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Appearance of courtroom | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Speed of justice | Routine of court procedure | Absence of law | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Law as ineffective | Elitism of the law | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Violence against women | Scene where Boogie is sent to Youth Court

Physical set up of courtroom, elevation of judges.
pp 32-37Tandem Press, Auckland 
Once Were Warriorsbased on the novel by Duff, Alan screenplay by Brown, RiwiaTamahori, LeeFeature Film19941Absence of law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Violence against women | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Vigilantism as justice | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Criminal stigma | Routine of court procedure | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Appearance of courtroom | Law as ineffective | Youth and law | Perceptions of judges | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Set in South Auckland, portrays a dysfunctional Maori family with a violent father. Court room scene (30 mins) involves one of the sons before the Youth Court on charges of burglary. He is sent to social welfare care and changes his ways after discovering his Maori heritage cf Jake who is detached from his Maori heritage and continues to replicate the cycle of violence. The movie portrays a lawless South Auckland where the police are unable to enforce the law.

Inability of justice system to prevent domestic violence. At 30 mins police car is overtaken dangerously by a gang car but is powerless to do anything.
3, 9, 11, 12, 15, 20, 29, 30, 32, 33, 34, 39, 61 minsCommunicado  
"One World" in Some Are LuckyWilson, Phillip Short Story19605Parental pressure to go into law | About a young man entering the legal profession - following his fatherp 69Denis Glover, Wellington 
"Only Hope, The" in The Poetical Works of Hugh SmithSmith, Hugh Poetry19464Politics and law | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Bad law coming out of Parliamentpp 366-367Hugh Smith (Jnr), Papanui 
"Open Home" in SparkNeale, Emma Poetry20085Legal ramifications of divorce | Law as a game | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Poem about an open home and the home is part of settlement property under the Property Relationship Act.p 57Steele Roberts, Wellington 
"Opportunity" in Fiona Kidman (ed) The Best New Zealand Fiction (Vol. 2)Grimshaw, Charlotte Short Story20054Law students | Elitism of the lawThe female narrator has a difficult flatmate, Sean, who is a law student. He is dating a number of female law students. Sometimes his law school friends come to the flat and sit around discussing law and politics, excluding the narrator. There is an argument between the narrator and one of the female law students over religion. The narrator throws a cushion at the girl and Sean responds by handing her an eviction notice. The law students are portrayed as obnoxious. pp 74-5Random House, Auckland 
OpportunityGrimshaw, Charlotte Mixed genre20071Lawyer's wife | Legal ramifications of divorce | Perceptions of lawyers | Public vs private life of lawyers | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Alternative code of rules | Importance of advocacy | Injustice | Cause celebre trials | Law as a tool of oppressionA series of interlinking short stories several of which feature law including "Pity", "Parallel Universe", "Opportunity", "Values" and "Free Will".

In "Pity" an ambitious criminal lawyer is offered information about his ex-wife. She apparently wants to have him killed. Details of the acrimonious divorce proceedings.

In "Parallel Universe" a businessman is in trouble with the Serious Fraud Office, observes the trial and becomes a 'bush lawyer'. The businessman supports a young musician, Newgate, convicted of murder. Businessman convinced he is innocent cf Joe Karem and David Bain. Businessman approaches lawyer, Murray Ray, about the Newgate case.

"Opportunity" see entry under "Opportunity".

In "Values" a neighbour informs social welfare authorities that next door children are 'out of control'. Father of children hires a lawyer and threatens to sue neighbour. Eventually receives appology. Oppressive power of the state.

"Free Will" features a woman who "dined out on law firms". Shows the need for lawyers to appease clients and the importance of social networking to the profession.
pp 33-45, 54, 80, 84, 88, 125-127, 130-131, 134-135, 138, 146, 164, 204, 247-248, 251, 254-255Random House, Auckland 
"Orphans" in After the DanceAmas, Michele Poetry20065Perceptions of lawyers | Poem about middle age people losing parents.

Perceptions of lawyers eg the name "Dick Crush".
p 10Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Other HalvesMcCauley, Sue, from her novel "Other Halves"Laing, JohnFeature Film19842Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Absence of law | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Elitism of the law | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Appearance of courtroom | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Focuses on the relationship between a middle class, 32 year old woman and a teenage street kid, Tug. Tug appears in court twice.

Arrogant aloofness of the legal profession.
 Orringham Ltd 
Other HalvesMcCauley, Sue Novel19821Appearance of courtroom | Court procedure | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Youth and law | Speed of justice | Law as a game | Perceptions of judges | Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Access to justice | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Elitism of the law | Ignorance of the law | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Legal ramifications of divorce | Law as ineffective | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Older women has relationship with young Maori street kid - he gets into trouble with the law - goes to court- he gets off, provided he continues to live with her as his 'guardian'

Comments on court's physical appearance (likened to Dickens). Disorganisation of court procedure. Rich can afford justice. Difficulty of extracting truth in the legal process. Human element in law as an advantage. Rich lawyer vs poor litigant (power gap). Bias by Magistrate in criminal trials towards police and prosecution (from viewpoint of defendant). Disadvantages that ignorance of court procedure brings. Perception of lawyers as useless in determining an outcome.
pp 74-77,98-104,120-121,128-129,130-133,160-181Hodder & Stoughton Ltd, Auckland 
Out of the BlueTetley, Graeme with Sarkies, RobertSarkies, RobertFeature Film20064Absence of law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Man alone on the run from the law | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Suffering of victims of crime |'Out of the Blue' is based on the Aramoana tragedy on November 13th 1990. David Gray shot dead thirteen of his neighbours including women, children, men and police officers. 'Out of the Blue' juxtaposes the darkness and evil of one man with courage of ordinary people in exceptional circumstances.  Southern Light Films-Desert Road Films  
Outrageous Fortune (Series 1)Lang, Rachel with Griffin, James Episode from TV series20051Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of advocacy | The way lawyers view the law | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Public vs private life of lawyers | Distrust of the legal system | Corruption in the legal system | Coercive power of the law | Elitism of the law | Law as route to power | Ethics | Arrest procedure | Importance of due process | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Parole | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Criminal stigma | Law as a game | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Law students | Youth and law | Absence of law | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Vigilantism as justice | Man alone on the run from the law |  Episode 1: 1, 5, 6, 7, 9, 19, 28, 29, 30, 40, 41 mins. Episode 2: 2, 15, 20, 30 mins. Episode 3: 3, 7, 11, 15, 18, 20, 28, 31, 38, 39 mins Episode 7: 2, 4, 8, 10, 12, 14, 17, 20, 22, 28, 36, 37 mins Episode 12: 1, 10, 16, 23, 26, 34, 37 mins not exhaustiveSouth Pacific Pictures 
Overdue New ReleaseJohnson, Matt Novel20065Law school | Law students | Main character has a friend who is a law student.

Black and white nature of the law. Law dealing with the dark side of society.
pp 58-9Longacre Press, Dunedin 
OverkillSymon, Vanda Novel20075Role of the media | Corruption in the legal system | Novel about a murder in a small town. p 196Penguin Books, Auckland 
"Papakura" in Make Love and WarO'Leary, Michael Poetry20055Access to justice | Law exploiting people's misery | About Papakura, South Auckland, reference to courts.

"But the courtroom and cop-shop are still open for business"
p 47Headworx Publishers, Wellington 
"Parihaka Grieving" in Just PoetryCampbell, Alistair Te Ariki Poetry20073Absence of law | Law as a tool of oppression | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Injustice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Land issues | Legal history | Importance of due process | Racism of the law |Poem about Parihaka.pp 29-32Headworx Publishers, Wellington 
ParihakaHinchcliff, John Novel20041Appearance of courtroom | Law as a tool of oppression | Injustice | Treaty criticism/ issues | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Politics and law | Separation of powers | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Importance of jury | Perceptions of judges | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Corruption in the legal system | Racism of the law | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Distrust of the legal system | Absence of law | Legal history | Land issues | Detailed comprehensive story leading up to and at Parihaka. There is a scene in Parliament where politicians are debating the Maori Prisoners' Act (based on Hansard). Trial of the Maori fencers.

Lack of respect from Pakeha for Maori Customary law. Representatives of the law as educated and pompous. Oppressive legislation eg. Maori Prisoners' Trials Act. Link between NZ and English constitutions eg. Magna Carta. Breach of Habeas Corpus "the Hon William Stewart calmly reminded the House of the Habeas Corpus Act, an imperial statute which he said he assumed to be in force in the colony". "In the Magna Carta it is laid down most distinctly that justice should not be sold or delayed".
pp 24-5, 74, 96-7, 122-3, 148-9, 154-59, 198-200, 202-217, 219-20, 222-23, 273-75, 312, 323-329, 331-34, 346-7.Steele Roberts, Wellington 
Pass It OnRenee Play19865Public/ admin law | Politics and law | Separation of powers | Leading political figures discuss Constitutional law.

Role of Attorney General as advisor to the Government.
pp 47-48Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"Path of Honour, The" in John Kingston (ed) Pataka: Selected Short Stories by New Zealand AuthorsAnon Short Story19364Distrust of the legal system | Injustice | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Suffering of victims of crime | Role of the media | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Importance of due process | Confessions | Sentencing issues | A detective surrenders himself for a crime he is not conscious of having commited. He in fact did not commit the crime and and the real culprit steps forward and takes the blame to prevent the detective being falsely convicted.

The legal system getting it wrong and possibly convicting the wrong man cf. Arthur Allan Thomas and David Dougherty. Importance of obligation and duty towards the law in the early 19th century.
pp 206-12K System Publishing, Auckland 
"Patrick and the Killer" in Fiona Kidman (ed) The Best New Zealand Fiction (Vol. 3)Marshall, Owen Short Story20064Perceptions of lawyers | Role of the media | Corruption in the legal system | Sentencing issues | Ethics | Main character Patrick talks down a murderer and becomes a hero. Reference to the high profile trial of the murderer.

Unethical defence lawyers. The power of the media in publicising the law.
pp 119-121Random House, Auckland 
"Patu Wairua" in Tama and other short storiesStewart, Bruce Short Story19893Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Land issues | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Individual rights vs public safety | Racism of the law | Maori arguing with Pakeha - Protest.

Difficulty of Maori working for Pakeha government, and the problem of taking sides/ selling out.
pp 149-150Penguin Books, Auckland 
Paua Tower, The Atkinson, Coral Novel20063Law as a tool of oppression | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Ignorance of the law | Perceptions of law firms | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Individual rights vs public safety | Sentencing issues | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | This novel is about left wing protest during the 1930s depression. Old woman about to be evicted. Government threat of sedition charge. Character convicted of manslaughter.

Governments using oppressive legal measures during times of emergency.
pp 14-15, 36, 83, 92-93, 232, 278, 280, 301, 311Black Swan, Auckland 
Peace Monster, The Smythe, John Novel19914Public/ admin law | Role of the media | Law as ineffective | Legislation passed to save a dolphin.

Strategies used to circumvent law.
pp 221-222, 244Vintage, Auckland 
PencarrowScanlan, Nellie Novel19323Legal jargon | Parental pressure to go into law | Politics and law | Importance of jury | Public vs private life of lawyers | Perceptions of law firms | Saga of the Pencarrow family law firm.

Legal jargon as impressive and persuasive to the jury (cf confusing).
pp 268-269, 280-281Jarrolds Publishers, London 
People-Faces, The Cherrington, Lisa Novel20044Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Maori character is taken into custody under the Mental Health (Compulsory Treatment) Act, lack of cultural sensitivity. The uncle has no faith in Pakeha laws and medicine and wants to use Maori medicine.pp 238-239,248Huia Publishers, Wellington 
Permit, The Jones, Bob Novel19842Public/ admin law | Perceptions of judges | Court procedure | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Politics and law | Common man facing the law | Individual rights vs public safety | Separation of powers | Obstructive nature of government | Coercive power of the law | About a man who decides to take on the system which is trying to force him to register his address - goes through the court system to try and change the law.

Statutory interpretation. Government emergency powers of 1951. Breach of Civil Liberites. Constitutional conventions. Courts as a bulwark against executive power.
pp 22-147William Collins Publishers, Auckland 
PicturesLord, Robert and O'Shea, JohnBlack, MichaelFeature Film19815Law as a tool of oppression | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Legal history | Law as a tool of oppression | About two early NZ photographers (brothers). One, Walter, takes shots of Maori captives being badly treated but the Colonial Office will not allow him to publicly display the pictures (finally puts them on display and photos are vandalised). The film shows the devastating effects of colonisation on Maori. No real 'law' scenes but the general ruthless power of the Pakeha colonial state is a key theme.  Pacific Films 
Pioneers, The: a romanceMountain, Julian Novel19463Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Law as a game | Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of law firms | Colonial lawyer falls in love with part Maori girl. Scene including will signing. Law firm "Tortius and Tortius".

Law facilitating romantic liaisons.
pp 59-65,76-77,111-113Tantivy Press, Malvern 
"Pith Puddles" in SkyhookSmith, Lindsay Poetry19715The use of law for humorous effect | Personification of 'The Law' | Nonsense poem.

Law as a "public convenience"- Judges as fettering justice.
p 12Caveman Press, Dunedin 
Playing FriendsDuckworth, Marilyn Novel20073Importance of advocacy | Elitism of the law | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Access to justice | Distrust of the legal system |A flatting situation where a young woman gets in trouble with the police. Older woman tries to help her out. Older woman advises younger woman to get a lawyer.

Superficial appearance of justice, "It doesn't have to be true. Seen to be true is what matters. Like justice has to be seen to be done, not necessarily done". Cynicism about the law by lay people.
pp 14, 243, 244, 248 - 250.Random House, Auckland 
PlumbGee, Maurice Novel19781Law as a game | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Public vs private life of lawyers | Perceptions of judges | Coercive power of the law | Sentencing issues | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Individual rights vs public safety | Law and religion | Plumb is charged with Sedition during WWI - Pleads 'not guilty'- Trial scene where the lawyer won't let defendant (Plumb) speak in court - Convicted. Plumb's son becomes a judge.

Struggles of an idealist in the court system. Friends' influence to get legal help.
pp 153-163Faber & Faber Ltd, London 
"Poems from Another Century, for Parihaka" in Voice Carried my FamilySullivan, Robert Poetry20055Natural law | The injustices that occurred at Parihaka.

Reference to Rousseau's famous quote.
p 63Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Pohutukawa Tree, TheMason, Bruce Play19883Arrest procedure | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Main character, Aroha, has a son who smashes a church window with a tiahapp 51,56-60Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"Political Activist, The" in Never AloneMorrall, Barry Poetry19865Injustice | Law as a tool of oppression | Corruption in the legal system | Law as a vehicle to effect change | Political activistp 10B. Morrall, Wellington 
Poor BehaviourPayne, Bill Novel19945Perceptions of lawyers | Youth and law | About a man who has been arrestedpp 143, 159Secker & Warburg, Auckland 
PredicamentMorrieson, Ronald Hugh Novel19744Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Sentencing issues | Common man facing the law | Blackmail situation - Photo depicting a compromising situation. Small town setting. pp 113, 210, 216-217Dunmore Press, Palmerston North 
Presence of Music, The Shadbolt, Maurice Novel19674Perceptions of lawyers | Parental pressure to go into law | Importance of due process | Trial in a Magistrate's court.pp 83, 105, 131Cassell & Co, London 
"Prophet" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19975Law and religion | Legal history | Papahurihia movement.p 187Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Proud Diana, The Rees, Rosemary Novel19625Land issues | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Maori Land Courtpp 78-81Wright & Brown, London 
ProvocationGrimshaw, Charlotte Novel19991Perceptions of lawyers | Law students | Law as a game | Importance of advocacy | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Violence against women | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Public vs private life of lawyers | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Law exploiting people's misery | Routine of court procedure | Witnesses | Clients | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Legal thriller narrated by a young female law student, Stella (22), who is having an affair with a charismatic and secretive criminal lawyer, Stuart (38). Together they are working on a high profile trial, trying to get their client, Carlos Lehmann, off a murder charge. Young female law student as sleuth cf Grisham's 'Pelican Brief'.

Virtually the entire novel is focused on law, making it one of the best examples of New Zealand law in literature. Much of the novel deals with Stella and Stuart investigating the facts surrounding the case. A technical definition of provocation appears on p 33. There is a minor character, Bernard Cracker, a larger than life criminal lawyer and Stuart's friend.
pp 1-282Abacus, London 
"Publishing" in Imperial Vistas Family FictionsSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry20025Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Father ruminating upon the career choices of his sonp 158Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Qu'appellePaterson, Alistair Poetry19824Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Poem about Auckland. Mentions elite professions.  Pilgrims South Press, Dunedin 
Queen City RockerBaer, Bill, from an original idea by Lymposs, RichardMorrison, BruceFeature Film19864Alternative code of rules | Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Youth and law | About street kids in Auckland. They cross a powerful massage parlour owner who controls crime in that part of the city.  Mirage Films  
RainshadowJackson, Michael Novel19885Sentencing issues | Law and popular culture | A man is convicted of a crime and imprisonedpp 86-88John McIndoe, Dunedin 
RatatuiOvenden, Keith Novel19843Court procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of judges | Law school | Law students | Separation of powers | Politics and law | Journalism - Commission of Inquiry.

Victoria Law School. Legal loopholes. Manipulating legal procedure. Perception of lawyers (smart, suits). Defamation. Judge's role in Commission of Inquiry.
pp 62-64, 112-117, 190, 216-217, 221, 226-231Benton Ross Publishers, Auckland 
Recipes for RevengeYoung, Caroline Novel19975Legal ramifications of divorce | Perceptions of lawyers | About someone whose wife has left him for a lawyerpp 39-40, 42RSVP Publishing Company, Auckland 
"Reflection" in The Shore Calling Out for the SeaFarrow, John & Rawlings, Felicity Poetry19884Law school | Law students | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | A law student at Otago University who is cynical about the law - 'Reasonable Man' conceptpp 9-11Juice River Press, Dunedin 
"Repossessed" in Park IslandLambert, Leonard Poetry19904Perceptions of lawyers | Lawyer is dead and his belongings are being sorted outp 31John McIndoe, Dunedin 
"Research Project" in Earthquake WeatherSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19725Distrust of the legal system | Justice | About a research project- brief reference to law. p 17Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Retired Barrister, The" in The Scientific Evidence of Dr Wangde Montalk, Stephanie Poetry20023Importance of jury | The way lawyers view the law | Frustration with the legal system | Necessity of confessions | Routine of court procedure | Perceptions of judges | Appearance of courtroom | Lawyer reminiscing about his trials and his difficulties with the jury systempp 12-13Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Returning, TheDay, John, Phillips, Clinton from an original story by Willisson, SimonDay, JohnFeature Film19902Perceptions of lawyers | Parental pressure to go into law | Corruption in the legal system | Importance of advocacy | Psychological thriller about a ghost. Alan is a lawyer who retires, moves to the country and has a supernatural experience, falling in love with a ghost. His father is a ruthless lawyer and the instigator of abuse towards his lawyer son. The main character is a lawyer and his father is a corrupt lawyer trying to get his son committed to a mental institution. One of Alan's lawyer colleagues, Jessica, is trying to seduce him.

"Tell me Mr Lawyer, are you one of those ones who screws his clients for hundreds of dollars or are you a human being?"
 Matte Box Films Ltd in association with David Hannay Productions Ltd for Echo Pictures Ltd and the NZ Film Commission 
Rewi's Last StandHayward, Rudall based on "History of the NZ Wars" by Cowan, JamesHayward, RudallFeature Film19404Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Politics and law | Land issues | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Legal history | Set during the Waikato War. Focuses on the Battle of Orakau, Rewi Maniapoto's last stand. This is a later version of the earlier silent movie of the same name.

Limitations of the rule of law in 19th Century NZ. Arbitrary powers of the Executive (governor).
9, 18, 20 minsFrontier Films 
Ribbons of GraceAlterio, Maxine Novel20075Routine of court procedure | Asian characters convicted of murder. p 253Penguin, Auckland 
River QueenWard, VincentWard, VincentFeature Film20055Legal history | Absence of law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Set during the NZ Wars. A pakeha woman gives birth to a child whose father is the son of a Maori chief. The child's grandfather kidnaps the child and the pakeha woman sets out to find him. She is caught between two worlds. 15, 88, 89 minsSilverscreen Films and The Film Consortium in association with Endgame Entertainment  
"Robocop in Long Bay" in Fiona Kidman (ed) The Best New Zealand Fiction (Vol 1)Wendt, Albert Short Story20045Law as route to power | Perceptions of lawyers | Parental pressure to go into law | About a Samoan family where the main character is expected to go to university and do law because he is the "smart one".p 190Random House New Zealand, Auckland 
"'Rooful" in The AlphabeastParsloe, Andrew Poetry19925Nature used as a contrast to law | Coercive power of the law | Nonsense poem about animals and lawp 74Andrew Parsloe, Dunedin 
Ruby and RataTetley, Graeme, Preston, Gaylene from an original idea by Tetley, GraemePreston, GayleneFeature Film19905Importance of advocacy | Legal jargon | Contract law | Ruby is an old woman who is looking to rent out part of her house. She comes across a Maori woman, Rata, who she thinks is a businesswoman with no children. Turns out she is unemployed and has a young child. Ruby and Rata do not get along at first but Ruby and Rata's son become good friends. Ruby gets admitted to hospital and gives the house to the young boy.

Laypeople's interpretations of legal concepts eg. "You're trespassing", "that's fraud". Tenancy agreements.
4, 12, 21, 25, 45, 73 minsPreston Laing Productions in association with the NZ Film Commission 
RunawayGraham, John, O'Shea, JohnO'Shea, JohnFeature Film19644Man alone on the run from the law | Legal jargon | Violence against women | Crooked accountant, David Manning, gets into debt and takes off on a road trip, has a physical fight with his girlfriend (domestic violence), girlfriend goes to police and reports David for assault and stealing her car, chased by police down the country.

Man alone on the run from the law cf "Goodbye Pork Pie" and "Mark II".
38, 39 minsPacific Films 
Rusty Road, The Scanlan, Nellie Novel19493Legal jargon | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Women in law | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Perceptions of lawyers | A family is sorting out a will and estate.

Marriage and the law in colonial times.
pp 215, 217-219Whitcombe & Tombs, Auckland 
Sawdust Makers, TheFraser, Jackie Novel20064Treaty criticism/ issues | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Racism of the law | Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Alienation from the legal system- Maori |About a son who doesn't want to work in his father's sawmilling business and goes off to be a lawyer. The son has sympathy for Maori perspectives.

Lack of recognition of Maori communal land ownership. Discrimination of the law towards Chinese. Superficial trappings of law eg. flash clothes. Clash of generations regarding legal issues.
pp 28, 130-137, 181, 248-250Hazard Press, Christchurch 
Scarecrow, TheMorrieson, Ronald Hugh Novel19633Personification of 'The Law' | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Injustice |Sex killer is loose in a small town.pp 52-53, 63-64Angus & Robertson, Sydney 
Scarecrow, TheHeath, Michael, Pillsbury, Sam, based on the novel by Morrieson, Ronald HughPillsbury, SamFeature Film19824Importance of advocacy | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Corruption in the legal system | Violence against women | A woman has been murdered by a sexual predator who then kidnaps another girl who is eventually rescued by her brother and his friends. As a subplot the brother and his friends steal some hens from the school bully who then chases them for revenge.  NZ National Film Unit 
ScarfiesSarkies, DuncanSarkies, RobertFeature Film19993Absence of law | Law school | Youth and law | Law students | Law and popular culture | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Vigilantism as justice |A group of students move into a flat in Dunedin and find huge amounts of marijuana growing in their basement. They sell the drugs. The previous owner of the marijuana comes back to the flat to get his drugs. The students lock him in the basement. They eventually let him go and lie to the police, saying that he was threatening to kill them. 1, 58, 66, 80 minsEssential Films in association with the New Zealand Film Commission 
"Scholar Does Time For Non-Payment of Debt, The" in Four ShipsLangford, Gary Poetry19825Judge as God | Set in prison - An academic person who is thrust among the underclass in prisonpp 24-25Randolph Press, New South Wales 
Seal BoyCatran, Ken Novel20045Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Tino Rangatiratanga | Scene involves a Maori whaler who doesn't want to adopt or follow the English laws.pp 67-68Random House, Auckland 
Season of the JewShadbolt, Maurice Novel19881Legal history | Speed of justice | Law and religion | Perceptions of judges | Importance of advocacy | Witnesses | Manipulation of court system and jury | Vigilantism as justice | Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of lawyers in times of grief | Distrust of the legal system | Hypocrisy of law | Frustration with the legal system | Law as a tool of oppression | Inflexibility of the legal system | Law as route to power | Sentencing issues | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Importance of jury | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Politics and law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Appearance of courtroom | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Injustice | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Ignorance of the law | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | Routine of court procedure | About Te Kooti and his campaign on the East Coast during the 1860s - Ends with the trial of Hamiora Pere on the charge of treason (Chapter 33).

Readiness to lie in court. Appearances important (decide the day). Manipulation of evidence and argument. Legal strategy. Prendergast as a 'devious monster'.
pp 42, 83, 94, 106-107, 111, 141, 303, 389, 432-435, 438, 442, 444-445, 447-467 not exhaustiveHodder & Stoughton, London 
Send a GorillaRead, MelanieRead, MelanieFeature Film19883Devastation from child custody cases | Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Legal ramifications of divorce | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Women in law | Importance of negotiation | Main female character fighting for custody of child after separation. At 36 mins meets with lawyer to discuss custody and division of relationship property. Main character is a singing telegram person dressed up as a gorilla.13, 26, 36, 41, 64 minsEnergy Source International  
Sex CrimesThomas, Paul Short Story20033Legal jargon | Perceptions of lawyers | Importance of jury | Routine of court procedure | Witnesses | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Distrust of the legal system | Trial scene - Murder - Accused is acquitted.

Lying in court- Court not giving justice.
pp 154, 161, 251-253, 255Random House, Auckland 
Shadow of the Valley, TheBattye, Susan & Eakin Thelma Play19801Alienation from the legal system- working class | Urban vs rural lawyers | Elitism of the law | Corruption in the legal system | Witnesses | Routine of court procedure | Importance of advocacy | Use of law to discover truth | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Trial scene in Supreme Court at Hokitika - Brunner mine disaster 1896 - Royal Commission of Enquiry - Company is trying to avoid fault - Found to be negligent - Issues of compensation

Court of Royal Commission of Enquiry into Brunner Mine disaster. Trial scene, inquistiorial approach, cross-examination of witnesses, miners lose, company absolved. Supreme Court trial in Hokitika, Miners try again, miners win after first hung jury.
pp 46-71Oxford University Press, Wellington 
Shadow of the Valley, The Eakin, Thelma & Batlye, Susan Play19801Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Urban vs rural lawyers | Elitism of the law | Corruption in the legal system | Witnesses | Routine of court procedure | Importance of advocacy | Use of law to discover truth | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Importance of jury |Court of Royal Commission of enquiry into BrunnerMine disasters. Trial scene, inquisitorial approach, cross-examination of witnesses, miners lose, company absolved. Supreme Court trial in Hokitika, miners try again- miners win after first hung jury.pp 46-71Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Shark that Ate the Sun, The - Ko e Mago he Kai e LaPule, John Novel19923Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Sentencing issues | Pacific Islanders in the law - includes letters between Niue and Auckland.

Pacific Islanders always as the offender.
pp 36-41,275, 280, 287Penguin Books, Auckland 
Should I Be GoodMcLean, GrahameMcLean, GrahameFeature Film19852Corruption in the legal system | Absence of law | Perceptions of lawyers | Natural law | The way lawyers view the law | Role of the media | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Legal history | Court procedure | Distrust of the legal system | Judge as God | Focuses on an aspect of the Mr Asia drug scandal where a dead body is found in Wellington harbour. Money laundering operation is discovered. More murders. The crime ring is busted. Lawyers involved in crime syndicate, responsible for running the drug trade. A journalist tries to expose the crime syndicate on television. Overly complicated plot.

Absence of law in NZ replaced by criminal code of conduct. Defamation-law and the media. Reference to English legal history eg. the Third Estate (common law). Importance of evidence to satisfy the burden of proof for criminal conviction NZ film obsession with criminal law especially drugs.
 Grahame J. McLean and Associates  
ShurikenO'Sullivan, Vincent Play19854International law | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Set in a Japanese prisoner of war camp in NZ, based on historical events when Japanese prisoners of war were massacred in Featherston.

Japanese military code vs NZ military code during World War II. Importance of international law eg. Geneva Convention.
pp 18, 36, 50, 55, 58Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Sinking of The Rainbow Warrior, TheCopeland, Martin and Busby, ScottTuchner, MichaelFeature Film19922Importance of advocacy | Jurisprudence | International law | Terrorism and law | Politics and law | Natural law | Portrays the events surrounding the sinking of Greenpeace's 'Rainbow Warrior' in 1985 and the subsequent arrest and trial of two French agents responsible for the terrorist act and manslaughter of crew member. Discussion of international law and international jurisdictions. Ends with the judge imposing ten year prison sentences on the two agents.    
Six Clever Girls who became Famous WomenFarrell, Fiona Novel19961Perceptions of lawyers | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Court procedure | Perceptions of judges | Inequality of men and women in the legal system | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Importance of advocacy | Law students | Elitism of the law | Law as a game | Appearance of courtroom | Perceptions of law firms | Law school | Law students | Role of the media | Perceptions of judges | Public vs private life of lawyers | About a top young female lawyer who is in the rat race, who is recounting her climb to success, and the challenges she faces along the way (i.e. discrimination on the basis of sex)

Importance of control and planning in the life of a lawyer. Otago law school. Using cunning argument to 'get client off'. Appearance of judge (sweating, thinning hair). Difficulties of being a female lawyer (ie. getting married, having a family etc) Men favoured over women in legal profession. Lawyers and secretaries stereotype (bimbo secretaries and lawyers as cads) Importance of impressing boss as a means to succeeding in a law firm. Pressure to become a partner. Affair with partner. Rich lawyers at Pauanui. Using work to ignore personal problems.
pp 128-247Penguin Books, Auckland 
"Six" in Tony ChadChad, Tony Poetry20065Perceptions of judges |Refers to someone just out of prison and cruelty to animals.pp 10,11Headworx Publishers, Wellington 
Skin and BoneMcGee, GregBailey, ChrisTelevision movie20033Law school | Parental pressure to go into law | Perceptions of lawyers | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Law as route to power | Contract law | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Arrest procedure | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Absence of law | An adaptation of "Foreskin's Lament" but set in the Super 12 era. Main character Seymour is trying for a Super 12 contract and is also a law student, deciding whether to do law or play rugby. Breaches contract by playing for another team and taking banned drugs. Ends with 'Clean' being arrested. At 75 mins Seymour is locked out of his evidence exam because he is late.  Screenworks 
Sleeping DogsMune, Ian, Baysting, Arthur (based on the novel "Smith's Dream" by Stead, C.K.)Donaldson, RogerFeature Film19773Absence of law | Corruption in the legal system | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Confessions | Common man facing the law | Man alone on the run from the law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Law as a tool of oppression | Politics and law | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Importance of due process | Individual rights vs public safety | Use of violence by legal system |Smith leaves the city and becomes a recluse after his wife leaves him for his best friend. He lives in the bush in the Coromandel and gets framed by revolutionaries. Although he is apolitical he becomes a guerilla fighting the facist government. He is eventually shot by the army while on the run. Early scene shows street riot- police versus protesters.

Breakdown of rule of law in the face of excessive arbitrary facist power. Visual media foreshadowing true historical events eg. Springbok riots of 1981. Necessity of confessions to avoid execution cf "The Crucible".
 Aardvark Films  
Smash PalaceDonaldson, RogerDonaldson, RogerFeature Film19813Role of police in the criminal justice system | Corruption in the legal system | Importance of advocacy | Violence against women | Legal ramifications of divorce | Distrust of the legal system | Appearance of courtroom | Common man facing the law | Man alone on the run from the law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Former racing driver, Al Shore, has a marriage break up. His wife runs off with his best friend. Wife takes anon-molestation order against Al. Al is beaten up by the police. He kidnaps his daughter and goes on the run. He eventually surrenders after taking a hostage and attempting to kill his policeman friend.  Aardvark Films  
SmashedHager, Mandy Novel20071Importance of advocacy | Importance of due process | Appearance of courtroom | Role of the media | Perceptions of lawyers | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Feminism vs patriarchal system | Perceptions of judges | Natural law | Law and popular culture | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Violence against women | Sentencing issues |Young adult novel about a young Chinese boy whose sister is raped and the culprit is later severely beaten. The Chinese boy can't remember if he did the beating due to intoxication. His lawyer, Sandra, is the main legal character.

Influence of popular images of law on TV. Fictional characters reflecting on popular perceptions of the law within another fictional work.
pp 54-55, 130-131, 136, 140-142, 144-148, 155-156, 168-174, 202-5, 219-222, 226, 267Random House, Auckland 
"smile of the sweet-stall boy, The" in The Tutor Style: Poems New and SelectedSmither, Elizabeth Poetry19935Law in literature within law in literature |About sweets, but mentions law.

Reference to Portia.
p 27Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Smith's DreamStead, C.K. Novel19713Law as a tool of oppression | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Obstructive nature of government | Use of violence by legal system | Importance of due process | Common man facing the law | Individual rights vs public safety | Politics and law | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Man alone on the run from the law | Vigilantism as justice | About a Fascist take-over in NZ.

Suspension of due process, basic liberties.
pp 40, 46-47Longman Paul, Auckland 
SnakeskinAshurst, GillianAshurst, GillianFeature Film20014Absence of law | Perceptions of lawyers | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Absence of law | Law students | Law as route to power | Alice is looking for adventure. Jonny tags along. Alice picks up Seth hitch hiking. Seth seems to be her dream man but turns out to be a drug dealer. On the run from the law in the NZ country side cf "Goodbye Pork Pie" and "Mark II". 7, 17, 19, 37, 40, 46, 65, 72 minsCowgirl Productions  
So Shines a Good DeedSutherland, J.H. Novel19925Sentencing issues | Perceptions of lawyers | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Military law situationpp 13-14Sutherland, Morrinsville 
"SOLD!" in Ray Hargreaves and Peter Holland (eds) The Duel on the Creek and other tales of Victorian New ZealandEvison, J.S Short Story19955Legal jargon | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Distrust of the legal system | Racism of the law | Arrest procedure | Stories from newspapers of the 1880s and 1890s. Set overseas, a group of young men are travelling, one of whom is a New Zealander. At one point the young New Zealander pretends to be an important legal figure from NZ, makes up an imaginary title and tries to arrest an Asian person.

Foreigners suspicion of British justice. Strong connections between England and New Zealand legal systems. Use of legal jargon and latin terms.
p 62-64, 67University of Otago Press, Dunedin 
"Some are More Equal" in Poems UnpleasantVogt, Anton  Poetry19523Distrust of the legal system | Elitism of the law | Law as a tool of oppression | Law oppressing the weak, poor. Critical legal studies and Marxist legal theory- law as a tool of power. p 51Pegasus Press, Christchurch 
"some Sons to mother" in The Pohutukawa-Beringen TreeMarshall, Theresia Liemlienio Poetry19934Feminism vs patriarchal system | Legal ramifications of divorce | Unfairness of the legal system to women | Son supporting father as opposed to mother during marriage break-up.p 60Griffin Press, Auckland 
"Song to Uncle Scrim" in Selected PlaysThompson, Mervyn Play19845Law as a tool of oppression | Individual rights vs public safety | Use of violence by legal system | Queen Street Riot 1932p 135Pilgrims South Press, Dunedin 
"Songs to the Judges" in Selected PlaysThompson, Mervyn Play19841Legal history | Treaty criticism/ issues | Land issues | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Tino Rangatiratanga | Racism of the law | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Perceptions of lawyers | Legal jargon | Perceptions of judges | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Judge as God | Powerful judges | Distrust of the legal system | Injustice | Hypocrisy of law | Law as a tool of oppression | Corruption in the legal system | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Law as a game | Collection of songs about Maori and the law directed at the New Zealand Judiciary. Satirical.

1) Ahi Kaa - Lack of recognition of traditional Maori concepts of land ownership 2) The Law Song- oppressive nature of subsequent land statutes, insensitive racist judiciary. 6) We got it all together just for you - injustice of invasion of Parihaka, use of arbitrary law, injustice of arresting Rua Kenana. 9) The Raglan golf course dispute - the court's lack of respect for Maori customs, rigidness of the Pakeha legal system, court in favour of the Pakeha elite. 10) Once in a generation - Pakeha legal system backed up by force eg Parihaka and Bastion Point "Once in a generation the gavel turns into a gun" 12) Three times more likely - Maori discriminated against by the criminal justice system. 14) Scales of Justice - Lack of empathy towards Maori from Pakeha judge 15) I spit on your court - conflict between Maori and Pakeha legal system, lack of respect for Maori by New Zealand legal system. 16) The Judge's Reply - Law as a protector of "civilisation"
pp 154-185Pilgrims South Press, Dunedin 
Sons for the Return HomeMaunder, PaulMaunder, PaulFeature Film19795Law as a tool of oppression | Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Racism of the law | Access to justice | Use of violence by legal system | Injustice | Importance of due process | Individual rights vs public safety | Sione, a Samoan, falls in love with a pakeha girl, Sarah in NZ. Their relationship ends and Sarah has an abortion. Focuses on discrimination of Pacific Islanders in NZ. There is a scene focusing on National Government dawn raids where Sione's family gets raided.

(Dawn raids during the 1970s looking for Pacific Islander "overstayers").
60 minsPacific Films  
"Southerners" in Taking OffTurner, Brian Poetry20015Law students | Uses of a law degree.

Public service.
pp 74-75Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Spin, The Anon Novel19964Perceptions of lawyers | Perceptions of law firms | Importance of advocacy | Law as a game | Politics and law | Role of the media | Treaty criticism/ issues | Political Spin Doctor who was a lawyer Hodder Moa Beckett Publishers, Auckland 
Spinal DogsGruar, William Novel19963Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Urban vs rural lawyers | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Perceptions of law firms | Man trying to manipulate legal system and use it for revenge

Contrast between dodgy lawyer and upright, honourable lawyer. Law society.
pp 45-49Valid Press, Auckland 
SpinnersMcCarten, Anthony Novel19984Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Sentencing issues | Young girl thinks she is pregnant to aliens and gives interview about it to get money for friend's bailpp 240-241, 245Vintage, Auckland 
SpookedMurphy, Geoff based on book by Ian WishartMurphy, GeoffFeature Film20041Importance of negotiation | Perceptions of lawyers | Corruption in the legal system | Legal jargon | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Importance of advocacy | Court procedure | Property law | Role of the media | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Perceptions of law firms | Importance of due process | Coercive power of the law | Importance of advocacy | Kevin purchases some computers for his business and the salesman throws in a box of floppy disks, all of which belonged to a bank. When Kevin finds out the floppy disks hold sensitive information, he offers to resell them to the bank for $50,000. As it turns out the information is far more sensitive than Kevin imagined. The SIS gets involved and starts threatening Kevin. His life is in danger but it's too late to turn back. There were negotiations with a team of corporate lawyers representing the bank and Kevin has meetings with his small time lawyer. The bank accusses Kevin of extortion and blackmail. Kevin maintains property rights over the disks. Bank attempts to get a High Court injunction to stop Kevin disseminating the information on the disks and demands the return of them.

Strong female lawyer character. Competitive negotiation. Using court action as a threat. Use of injunction. The argument over a warrant (cliche popular perception of the law). Unreasonable search and seizure s21 BORA.
9, 17, 19, 30, 59, 81 minsSilverscreen films/ Ora Digital 
Stand in the RainWatson, Jean Novel19653Personification of 'The Law' | Importance of advocacy | Speed of justice | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Legal ramifications of divorce | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Witnesses | About a domestic dispute and the woman watching a friend on trial.

Friends' influence to get legal help. Adultery and law.
pp 52-53, 92-95, 97-100, 106, 108-109Pegasus Press, Christchurch 
Starlight HotelHinden-Miller, GrantPillsbury, SamFeature Film19873Man alone on the run from the law | Property law | Legal jargon | Individual rights vs public safety | A young girl sets out to find her father during the Depression. On the way she meets an alienated war veteran on the run from the law. During the journey the pair establish an unlikely friendship. An unemployed persons' riot in Oamaru demonstrates the breakdown of law and order during the Depression. Police appear throughout the movie and at one point Patrick is put in prison. Patrick eventually sees Kate safely back to her father in Wellington.

Someone with legal knowledge saving the day. Breakdown of rule of law during times of national crisis. Necessity for emergency measures by authorities.
45 minsChallenge Film Corporation 
"Stealing Rinso" in Desert Shores and other storiesBilbrough, Norman Short Story19994Judge as face of the law | Access to justice | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Law as a tool of oppression | Hypocrisy of law | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Perceptions of judges | Sentencing issues | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | From husband's point of view - Woman caught stealing - Trial in front of Magistrate - Fined 10 poundspp 146-148Canterbury University Press, Christchurch 
StickmenWard, NickRothwell, HamishFeature Film20015Alternative code of rules | Absence of law | Three friends enter into a pool tournament and are successful. They are sucked into a criminal organisation.

Honour amongst thieves, prostitution, gambling.
 Stick films  
"Storms" in Graeme Lay (ed) The New Zealand Book of the BeachGrimshaw, Charlotte Short Story20074Perceptions of lawyers | Parole | Youth and law | Sentencing issues | Public vs private life of lawyers | Suffering of victims of crime | Business woman begins a relationship with a divorced barrister and QC named Rob. He is not the normal lawyer stereotype.

Her ex-husband suffered a violent attack from a young thug who was released into the community soon after. The offender goes on to murder a man in an allusion to the real life criminal case where an older man allegedly made sexual advances on a younger man and the defence of provocation was used (David McNee case, Auckland 2004)
pp 143-5David Ling, Auckland 
"Story" in Aorewa McLeod (ed) New Women's FictionRea, Barbara Short Story19885Perceptions of lawyers | Law in literature within law in literature | Natural law | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Female character, a home maker, is learning about literature and finds Portia an inspirational lawyer because she turns into a lawyer, not a princess, "My favourite fairy story is about Portia, at least I know it's not strictly a fairy story but her turning into a lawyer, not a princess, "My favourite fairy story is about Portia, at least I know it's not strictly a fairy story but her turning into a lawyer is so much more practical somehow than into a princess or something". p 12New Women's Press, Auckland 
StraightO'Leary, Micheal Novel20055Corruption in the legal system | Alternative code of rules | Youth and law | Perceptions of lawyers | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Arrest procedure | About the underworld of Auckland.

Importance of legal research. Gangs defying the law cf "Once Were Warriors".
pp 18, 21, 45, 52-3, 60-1, 76-7,92,112Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, Paekakariki 
Strangers and JourneysShadbolt, Maurice Novel19723Importance of jury | Court procedure | Perceptions of judges | Witnesses | Trial scene - Jury trial.

Importance of appearance in courtroom (ie. of accused). Capital punishment. The importance of appeal.
pp 536-540Hodder & Stoughton, London 
Street LegalMcGee, GregBailey, ChrisTV mini-series 1Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Perceptions of lawyers | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Role of the media | Court procedure | Law and religion | Importance of jury | Ethics | Corruption in the legal system | Parental pressure to go into law | Youth and law | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Man alone on the run from the law | Vigilantism as justice | Witnesses | Manipulation of court system and jury | Common man facing the law | Clients | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Criminal stigma | Law students | Elitism of the law | Sentencing issues | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Appearance of courtroom | Arrest procedure | Importance of due process | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Necessity of confessions | Public vs private life of lawyers | Importance of lawyers in times of grief | Perceptions of judges | Frustration with the legal system | Distrust of the legal system | Coercive power of the law | Legal ramifications of divorce | The way lawyers view the law | Importance of advocacy | Legal jargon | Eccentric lawyer stereotype | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Racism of the law | Access to justice | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Violence against women | "Street Legal" is New Zealand's most popular legal drama, running for four seasons. The television series concentrates upon the career of David Silesi, a Samoan lawyer in Auckland. Silesi is always involved in interesting and bizarre cases, acting for underdog clients. Taking on these cases often involves Selesi in romances, shoot-outs, car chases and punch-ups. A large segment of the show is set in Silesi's chambers, providing the viewing public with one perspective of a lawyer's working day. While Silesi's office is no ordinary one, it is a more accurate reflection of the reality for most lawyers than trial scenes.

Mentoring of junior solicitors. Drug law. The role of the Law Society. Law and religion for eg. withholding of medical treatment on religious grounds. Client confidentiality. Law practice politics and judicial corruption.
1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 16 mins 2 episodeScreenworks 
"Strike" in Imperial Vistas Family FictionsSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry20025Politics and law | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Law as a tool of oppression | About miners strike in 1913p 75Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Sunset VillageSargeson, Frank Novel19762Importance of advocacy | Corruption in the legal system | Court procedure | Women in law | Importance of jury | Arrest procedure | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Coercive power of the law | Perceptions of judges | Importance of due process | Man is arrested and waiting for trial - Jury selection process.

Law as a means of social control. Ceremonial nature of law. View of law from policeman's perspective. Advantages of jury trial to the accused.
pp 82-91A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington 
"Supreme Court" in Concrete RealityShadbolt, Tim Poetry19814Perceptions of judges | Role of the media | Legal jargon | Law exploiting people's misery | Nature used as a contrast to law | Distrust of the legal system | About the Supreme Court. Analogy between judges and vampire bats.

Role of media in sensationalising trials.
 Republican Press, Dunedin 
Sweet White WineWilson, Guthrie Novel19565Law students |Law students - Weir Housepp 54-56Robert Hale, London 
"Tailor's Task, The" in The Stepmother TreeMcNaughton, James Poetry20013Perceptions of judges | Coercive power of the law | Judge as God | Coercive power of the law | Caricature of a judge - cf Pink Floyd 'The Wall'

Judge as pervert, aloof, imposing all-powerful and scary.
p 10Darius Press, Wellington 
"Takaparawha (Bastion Point)" in KarangaWilliams, Haare Poetry19815Treaty criticism/ issues | Racism of the law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Land issues | Use of violence by legal system | Bastion Point protests. p 31Coromandel Press, Coromandel 
"Tama Te Ora" in StorytellerWilliamson, Simon Poetry20023Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Tino Rangatiratanga | About a Maori who gets a job in the civil service.

Concept of Maori selling out by joining the Pakeha establishment.
pp 231-232HeadworX, Wellington 
"Te Ara Makutu" in Huia Short StoriesKaa, Wi Kuki Short Story19955Treaty criticism/ issues | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Land issues | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Alienation from the legal system- working class | Access to justice | Law exploiting people's misery | Son of a working class Maori has to go to court and is struggling to afford the costs. Details Maori family history in which there is a feud over land incorrectly given out by the Maori Land Court. Criticism of the token approach to race relations taken by the bureaucracy.

Divisive nature of the Maori Land Court. Law undermining relationships rather than strengthening them. Different interpretations of the Treaty of Waitangi.
pp 52-3Huia Publishers, Wellington 
"Te Kooti" in KarangaWilliams, Haare Poetry19815Law and religion | Legal history | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | About Te Kooti and challenge to law. p 25Coromandel Press, Coromandel 
"Te Kooti" in The Word Went RoundHoward, David Poetry20065Law as a vehicle to effect change | Legal history | Poem about historic Maori leaders eg Te Kooti, Te Whitip 30Otago University Press, Dunedin 
Te Kooti Trail, TheHayward, Rudall based on "History of the NZ Wars" by Cowan, JamesHayward, RudallFeature Film19275Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Corruption in the legal system | Tino Rangatiratanga | Portrays the campaign to catch Te Kooti during the late 1860s. Gilbert Mair, head of the colonial forces single-handedly fights and defeats Te Kooti's men.

Head of the colonial forces: "Vengeance is an ugly thing for a white man to speak of but I swear that I shall never rest until I bring that bloody monster, Baker McLean [Maori] to justice!"
51 minsWhakatane Films 
Te raukura = The feathers of the albatross: a narrative play in two actsDansey, Harry Play19742Legal history | Land issues | Racism of the law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Injustice | Set in the middle of the New Zealand Wars - Discussion between the paternalistic, authoritarian Governor Grey and the humanitarian, pro-Maori Chief Justice Martin - This discussion concerns the fairness of the way Maori have been treated with regards to land- Martin advocates law and order through impartial justice for both Maori and Pakeha. pp 22-25Longman Paul, Auckland 
Te RuaBarclay, BarryBarclay, BarryFeature Film19913Perceptions of lawyers | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Treaty criticism/ issues | About Maori trying to get precious taonga back from a German museum. Leading patent lawyer, Rewi Marangai is involved with an anti-hacking patent in Berlin. Eventually the carvings are returned. Rewi is jailed. One of only two examples of Maori lawyers in NZ feature films. Both Maori lawyers are guilty of illegal acts.

Specific issues include intellectual property and Maori, civil disobedience, portrayal of Maori lawyers.
8, 25, 28, 45, 46, 50, 60 minsPacific Films 
"Te Whiti and The Pakeha" in Thirty PoemsMitcalfe, Barry Poetry19604Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Land issues | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Vigilantism as justice | Legal history | Te Whiti - Parihakap 17Hurricane House, Auckland 
"Televisioner" in Cold SnackCharman, Janet Poetry20075Unfairness of the legal system to women | Violence against women | The double standards in society relating to violence between men and woman (canto 6), The Springbok tour riots (canto 7) p 43Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Telling StoriesPalmer, Geoff Novel19962Legal jargon | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Ignorance of the law | Law as a tool of oppression | Obstructive nature of government | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Frustration with the legal system | Inflexibility of the legal system | Controversy over Sunday trading - Details the course of a man's life.

Copious amount of bylaws and regulations. People's readiness to lie in court.
pp 32-37,101-102, 189, 191-194, 202Secker & Warburg, Auckland 
Temptations of Frederick Weld, The Wall, Michael Novel20031Perceptions of lawyers | Public/ admin law | Importance of advocacy | Legal history | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Corruption in the legal system | Politics and law | Ethics | International law Historical novel about nineteenth century politician Frederick Weld - detective story - references to leading politicians of 1850s.

UK training of NZ lawyers- a good person being above the law as a profession- Auckland as the home of dodgy lawyers- lawyers in Parliament- lawyers and murder mysteries cf Grimshaw.
pp 1011, 15-16, 23-27, 64-68, 76-79, 238-242, 330, 334-335Random House, Auckland 
That Man HarlingtonEvans, Claude Play19521Perceptions of lawyers | Distrust of the legal system | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Perceptions of law firms | Stereotypical tasks of a lawyer | Ethics | Clients A light-hearted comedy revolving around a lawyer's office. About a lawyer, Harlington, who misappropriates money from his client's trust accounts. When his accountant finds out Harlington tricks the accountant and gets off scot free. Portrays societal view of lawyers as unethical and dishonest cf. Renshaw Edwards. Entire play set in law office.

Legal secretaries as romantic love interests. The patriarchial nature of law offices. Alcoholic lawyer stereotype. Corrupt lawyers ripping off clients money and getting guilty clients aquitted. Manipulation of the legal system for personal gain. Law as a vehicle for romance.
pp 9-88Pegasus Press, Christchurch 
'That Summer' in The Stories of Frank SargesonSargeson, Frank Short Story19821Importance of advocacy | Speed of justice | Perceptions of judges | Court procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Appearance of courtroom | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | Legal jargon | Witnesses | Arrest procedure | Common man facing the law | Story about a man who is arrested, court scene - let off after a witness refuses to indict him.

Magistrate as unsympathetic and tough. Poor can't afford the law. Legal aid. Looks/appearance important in court. Patronising lawyer.
pp 190-197, 201-207, 318-319Penguin Books, Auckland 
"Theft" in Graeme Lay (ed) Metro FictionLay, Graeme Short Story19875Alternative code of rules | Youth and law | Criminal stigma | Boy steals bicycle, his father offers the victim compensation to avoid legal action.pp 65-6Metro Publishing, Auckland 
Thousand-Eyed Eel: a sequence of poems from the Maori Land March 1975Lindsay, Graham Poetry19763Treaty criticism/ issues | Law as a tool of oppression | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Racism of the law | Tino Rangatiratanga | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Land issues | Legal history | Politics and law | Maori Land March Hawk Press, Christchurch 
"three balls" in Our Bay of Ensigns and Other 'Race' RelationsGadd, Bernard Poetry20012Treaty criticism/ issues | Treaty of Waitangi - The Treaty as something that can be manipulated to suit the ruling powers or aims of different groupsp 57HeadworX, Wellington 
"Thunderbox" in Tama and other storiesStewart, Bruce Short Story19894Perceptions of judges | Law as entertainment/ drama/ drama | About farting in court - lampooning the whole process.

Humour and the court process.
p 60Penguin Books, Auckland 
Tiberius at the BeehiveIreland, Kevin Poetry19904Politics and law | Individual rights vs public safety | Fairness | Justice as a swear word. Series of connected poems about a political tyrant. p 52Auckland University Press, Auckland 
To Love a MaoriHayward, Rudall and Hayward, RamaiHayward, Rudall and Hayward, Ramai and Francis, DianeFeature Film19722Law as a tool of oppression | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Racism of the law | Perceptions of lawyers | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Elitism of the law | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Young Maori people come to the big city and get in trouble with the law. One starts a relationship with a pakeha girl. Faces resistance from her parents and discrimination when trying to rent a house. Another is kidnapped by sailors for four weeks and another is used as a lookout for a criminal gang but is let off by the police. Important discussion at 60 mins, Pakeha girl's father discusses Maori and the law with his lawyer friend while playing golf.

Paternalistic attitude towards Maori. Racial discrimination and housing.
28, 30, 60, 65, 71, 82 minsRudall and Ramai Hayward Film Productions 
"Tokoroa Courthouse" in StorytellerWilliamson, Simon Poetry20023Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Appearance of courtroom | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Courthouse in provincial NZ.

Maori gangs in court.
p 218HeadworX, Wellington 
Toll of the Bush, The Satchell, William Novel19853Nature used as a contrast to law | Trying to reconcile Law and Love.p 97Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Tooth and ClawMcGee, Greg Play19841Perceptions of lawyers | Cliche Cliche relationship between legal secretary and lawyer | Ethics | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Elitism of the law | Perceptions of judges | Law school | Law in literature within law in literature | Legal jargon | Absence of law | Natural law | Corruption in the legal system | Eccentric lawyer stereotype | Public vs private life of lawyers | The way lawyers view the law | Perceptions of law firms | Clients | Law as a game | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Racism of the law | Women in law firms/ legal profession |About a successful lawyer, Oliver, who is struggling with the relationship between law and morality/ legal and social ethics. Having extra-marital affair with his secretary. Misappropriating clients funds cf. "That Man Harlington". In the end Oliver does the right thing.

"Is this your pound of flesh"- allusion to "Merchant of Venice". Alcoholic lawyer stereotype. Legal secretary as romantic interest. Lawyer without morals. The importance of becoming a partner. Law as an elite secret society. Reluctance of old lawyers to embrace new ways. Futility of legal aid cases. Concept of the reasonable person. Judge as moral vacuum. Philosophy of legal ethics compare with practical reality. Unrealistic law school perceptions of being a lawyer (6 minute units). Abuse of lawyer- client fiduciary relationship. Law society as ethical arbiter in NZ legal system.
pp 7-94Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Totem Hole, The Shannon, Paul Novel20075Law as a tool of oppression | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Individual rights vs public safety | About the criminal underworld in Auckland. Police investigating character using Misuse of Drugs Act 1993.

Police hiding behind oppressive legislation.
pp 35, 126, 288Penguin, Auckland 
"Towards the Mountain" in Phoebe C. Meikle (ed) Short Stories by New ZealandersDuggan, Maurice Short Story19702Perceptions of judges | Inquisitorial approach | Judge as face of the law | Youth and law | Property law | Use of trial as dramatic construct | About 3 young people who appear in a Magistrates Court for trespass to land. The Judge impresses upon them the seriousness of what they have done and discharges them. Judge conducts the hearing using a disputes tribunal approach.

Stereotypical image of a judge as stern and grey. Informal nature of youth justice court procedures.
pp 105-9Longman Paul, Auckland 
Trade Me: the NovelVause, Geoff Novel20065Routine of court procedure | Common law disputes occurring amongst people on Trade Me. p 84Tauiwi, Wellington 
Transfiguration of Martha Friend, The Virtue, Noel Novel19965Perceptions of lawyers | Woman needing legal advice about property.

Friends' influence to get legal help.
pp 67, 124Vintage, Auckland 
"Treaty" in Jesus HoboBeyer, Tony Poetry19714Treaty criticism/ issues | Legal history | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | The unfairness of the Treaty signing processp 19Caveman Press, Dunedin 
"Treaty Talk and Relic" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19973Treaty criticism/ issues | Legal history | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Treaty of Waitangi issues -controversy.

Treaty as a fraud- Maori anger over Treaty.
p 255Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Tree: A Story, The" in the Red TramStead, C.K. Poetry20043Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Legal jargon | Perceptions of judges | Common man facing the law | Witnesses | Law as ineffective | A trespass and assault scene seen from different perspectives: the writer, the neighbour, the cat, the police officer, the thrush, the judge.

Police persecution of left wing intellectuals. Tension between the police and the courts. The vagracies of legal language eg. Reasonable force. The fact that legal justice depends on perspectives (critical legal studies/ post modernism).
pp 11-12Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Trial" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19973Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Racism of the law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Law as a tool of oppression | Cause celebre trials | Legal history | Te Whiti - Tohu - Parihaka - Trial of Te Whiti's followersp 235Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Trial" in Over the White WallsLauder, Hugh Novel19853Perceptions of judges | Youth and law | Nature used as a contrast to law | Domestic setting with a family -analogous to a courtroom: wife as prosecutor, child as victim - Makes a parallel between trials and everyday life- Personification of pigeons as judges. p 51Caxton Press, Christchurch 
"Trial of a General" in A Burnt Child - Collected PlaysRichards, Mark Play19895Difference between civilian law and martial law | Routine of court procedure | Military trialpp 228-229, 232-233, 238, 240Hudson/Cresset, Auckland 
"Tributary" in Great LakeO'Brien, Gregory Poetry19915Perceptions of lawyers | Nature used as a contrast to law | Set in the South Island. Analogy between seals and lawyers- "bellywarm".

Lawyers as rich and comfortable etc.
pp 16-17Local Consumption Publications, Sydney 
"Trick of the Light" in Plays 1: Small Towns and SeaDuncum, Ken Play20051Injustice | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Corruption in the legal system | Distrust of the legal system | Law school | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Legal history | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Cause celebre trials | Play about Arthur Allan Thomas case. Main character police officer involved in the investigation.pp 206-207, 250-253Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Trifecta  Television movie 1Corruption in the legal system | Perceptions of lawyers | Cliche Cliche relationship between legal secretary and lawyer | Law exploiting people's misery | Clients | Story loosely based on the Renshaw Edwards affair early 1990s. Lawyer Grant Hilliard found guilty of embezzeling 6 million dollars of clients' funds. Supposedly a compulsive gambler but turns out that gambling is only a front for a complex conspiracy. Hilliard is sentenced to five years in prison and is struck off the role. Journalist is doing a story on Hilliard and eventually enters into a criminal pact with the lawyer. At one point the journalist is kidnapped by the lawyer's thugs.
Embezzlement- Legal fiction reflecting legal reality eg. Renshaw Edwards- Role of law society in law society's fidelity fund- Client confidentiality- Lawyers exacerbating conflict.
   
Truth about Demons, TheStandring, GlennStandring, GlennFeature Film20005Importance of advocacy | Arrest procedure | Perceptions of lawyers | Harry is a University lecturer and also is interested in studying cults. He enters into the world of demons and the demons kill his girlfriend. He is taken to the police station where a demon poses as his lawyer in order to talk to him. Perhaps a comment on the deceitful, evil nature of lawyers. 15, 23, 28, 78 minsFirst Sun  
TurbulenceRainey-Smith, Maggie Novel20075Perceptions of lawyers | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Importance of advocacy | Main character needs a lawyer to help with employment dispute.pp 146-8Random House, Auckland 
Two Tigers, TheMcNeill, Brian Play19775Feminism vs Patriarchal system | Vague reference to law within a play.

Law as Male (harsh, domineering, serious, paternalistic). Love as Female (mercy, equity, justice).
p 40Price Milburn, Wellington 
Ugly, TheReynolds, ScottReynolds, ScottFeature Film19975Role of the media | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Court procedure | Ethics | Sentencing issues | Karen a psychologist is trying to prove that murderer Simon is cured. Simon was unfit to stand trial and was admitted to an asylum. He ends up killing two of his caregivers in the asylum and tries to kill Karen. 36, 39 minsEssential Films 
"Uncommercial Traveller, The" in Being Out of OrderPacker, Richard Play19724Hypocrisy of law | Law as a tool of oppression | Importance of due process | Similar to Theatre of the Absurd - Kafkaesquepp 60, 62, 64, 66-72University of Queensland Press, Queensland 
"Under Suspicion" in Levity Brevity BitePayne, Peter Poetry19864Perceptions of lawyers | Youth and law | Poem about a mother on the DPB.p 16Longacres Press, Greymouth 
"Unfortunate Experiment, The" in Other World RelationsMcPherson, Heather Poetry19915Unfairness of the legal system to women |Cervical smear controversy in the late 1980s - National Women's Hospital.

Lawyers not listening to women.
pp 18, 22-23Old Bags, Wellington 
Union BelleChallinor, Deborah Novel20053Law as a tool of oppression | Politics and law | Elitism of the law | Corruption in the legal system | Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Legal history | Individual rights vs public safety | Importance of due process | The Huntly coal mine strike of 1951 (striking in support of the waterfront workers). The government introduces emergency regulations. It is about unions battling the government.

Governments using oppressive legal measures during times of emergency.
pp 18, 53, 134, 172-3Harper Collins, Auckland 
"Unless" in Atua WeraSmithyman, Kendrick Poetry19975Law and religion | Public/ admin law | Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice |Papahurihia movement.p 172Auckland University Press, Auckland 
Until Proven InnocentMalane, Donna with Boock, PaulaBurger, PeterTelevision movie20091Women in law | Violence against women | Importance of advocacy | Importance of jury | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Role of the media | Perceptions of judges | Witnesses | Corruption in the legal system | Criminal stigma | Appearance of courtroom | Perceptions of lawyers | Frustration with the legal system | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Distrust of the legal system | Injustice | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Public pressure on justice system can affect change | Role of police in the criminal justice system in criminal justice system | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Suffering of victims of crime | Based on the story of David Dougherty who was wrongfully convicted of raping an eleven year old girl. Case turned on DNA evidence which eventually proved that Dougherty was innocent. Dougherty's case is taken up by a lawyer and a journalist. Dougherty is found guilty in the first trial and loses the appeal but then is aquitted in a retrial when new DNA evidence surfaces. Shows the various trials including the Court of Appeal.

Miscarriage of justice. Nature of appeal process- ruthless nature of cross examination- complete failure of a justice system convicting an innocent man cf "Beyond Reasonable Doubt"- fallibility of expert witnesses- interpretation of term "until proven innocent"- importance of petition to the Governor General- the controversial nature of child witness evidence cf Peter Ellis case- gruelling nature of court process for rape victims- hero lawyer.
1, 4, 5, 8, 12, 13, 16, 19, 22, 26, 28, 34, 38, 44, 49, 54, 62, 64, 71, 76, 78, 82 minsLippy Pictures  
"Urgency (The Poet's Bill)" in Bullet Poems in Four RoundsPirie, Mark Poetry20043Politics and law | Public/ admin law | Law in literature within law in literature | An abstract poem about imaginary parliamentary bills concerning poetry.p 39Earl of Seacliff Art Workshop, Paekakariki 
"utterances: Sir George Grey and Te Kooti 1878" in Our Bay of Ensigns and Other 'Race' RelationsGadd, Bernard Poetry20013Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Legal history | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Racism of the law | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Imaginary conversation between George Grey (paternalistic approach) and Te Kooti - Dialogue about supplementing Maori tradition and beliefs with the Pakeha equivalent (i.e. religion, politics, law)pp 36-37HeadworX, Wellington 
UtuMurphy, Geoff, Aberdein, KeithMurphy, GeoffFeature Film19831Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Legal jargon | Vigilantism as justice | Difference between civilian law and martial law | Unforgiving nature of martial law | Legal history | Land issues | Tradition of British/ Pakeha legal system/ institution | Use of violence by legal system | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | A kupapa Maori deserts the colonial forces after they destroy his village and vows utu. He kills a farmer's wife, three British soldiers and some civilians. He is hunted through the bush by Lieutenant Scott and then eventually caught and summarily tried in a military trial conducted by Scott. Sentenced to be executed by firing squad. Different parties fighting over who gets to kill him. Eventually his brother carries out his execution according to Maori custom. Trial scene at the end of the movie.

[Te Wheke, Maori leader: "I took up arms against the Pakeha because I could no longer believe in pakeha justice. Shoot me but do not talk of justice or mercy"] Use of common legal terms eg. "without prejudice".
108, 118 minsUtu Productions  
Valiant LoveMyers, Martha Washington Novel19415Land issues |Colonial NZ love story - Melodramatic romance.

Law as a vehicle for romance.
pp 210, 211, 213A.H. & A.W. Reed, Wellington 
Vector File, TheOriginal story by McFadyen, Ian and Southam, KylieChristopher, ElliotFeature Film20015Importance of due process | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Gerry's daughter finds a DNA code that could cause the destruction of the human race. The Russians who own the DNA code and a group of terrorists go after Gerry. They break into his house and also try to frame him. He is investigated by the police.30, 31, 83 minsDaybreak Pacific  
Viewing Platform: a novel, The Wedde, Ian Novel20065Law school | Law as route to power | About a group of tourists travelling around New Zealand.

Law school as a high status educational opportunity.
p 70Penguin Group, Auckland 
"Voyagers, The" in Figures in LightShadbolt, Maurice Short Story19783Perceptions of lawyers | Law students | Law school | Family legal dynasty - young person who lives in a provincial town and decides to go and study law - comes to the big city and experiences a lot of new things eg. drinking - manages to complete law degree.

Father/ son legal connection. Intellectual awakening of provincial teenagers through the experience of law school.
pp 164-167Hodder & Stoughton, Auckland 
"Waitangi I" in HuiGlover, Marewa Poetry20014Tino Rangatiratanga | Treaty criticism/ issues | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Waitangi Day protestp 33Marewa Glover, Auckland 
"Waitangi II" in HuiGlover, Marewa Poetry20014Tino Rangatiratanga | Maori independence.

Reciprocal rights and responsibilites that Maori independence would bring.
p 34Marewa Glover, Auckland 
Waitmate Conspiracy, TheLewis, Stefen Lewis, StefenFeature Film20061Injustice | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Importance of advocacy | Corruption in the legal system | Perceptions of judges | Importance of evidence in criminal conviction | Perceptions of lawyers | Land issues | Treaty criticism/ issues | Distrust of the legal system | Law students | Court procedure | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Ethnocentrism | Women in law firms/ legal profession | Legal history | Treatment of Maori and Pakeha under the law | Adversarial nature of the legal system | Use of trial as dramatic construct | Ethics | Features the Kepa family's ongoing legal battle to regain their tribal land which was unlawfully stolen in 1866. Zena, a law graduate takes on the task to represent the Kepa family. They claim that the land was seized in an act of aggression. Important court scenes showing the legal battle against the McKendrie family who occupies the land. In the first court scene Zena tries to argue using hearsay evidence which ultimately fails. When appealing they argue on historical documented evidence which they had manufactured and forged. The Kepa family win the legal battle. The title of ownership is transferred immediately. One of only two representations of Maori lawyers in NZ feature film. Numerous discussions about the admissibility of evidence. Focuses on legal ethics.

Young Maori lawyer fighting for her people. Stereotypical stern older white male judge. Controversial nature of Maori land claims cf "Crooked Earth". Rookie lawyer triumphs over experienced lawyer cf Grisham, misrepresentation of land claim settlement process. Reference to specific act Treaty of Waitangi Act 1975. Difficulty in cross examining history in a court cf Waitangi Tribunal. Rejection of Maori oral history as evidence. Planting of evidence to win case cf "Beyond Reasonable Doubt".
3, 5, 12, 24, 25, 27, 31, 37, 39, 40, 48, 54, 60, 78, 79, 83, 85 mins Dark Horse and Hazard Press 
WarzonesBeaglehole, Helen Novel20053Law as a tool of oppression | Politics and law | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Criminal stigma | Individual rights vs public safety | Effect of legal proceedings on close friends and family | Arrest procedure | Perceptions of judges | Injustice | Father who is a conscientious objector during WWII, put in gaol and son dealing with the consequences of his father's moral stand. While serving time the father stands up for a fellow prisoner against the authorities.

Governments using oppressive legal measures during times of emergency. "You could say he's doing just what a succession of judges have done to your father - silencing the dissent"
pp 8-12, 63-65, 83-85, 93-94, 118, 122-123Steele Roberts, Wellington 
"Wasters, The" in Collected Poems by John PaisleyPaisley, John  Poetry19883Law and religion | Natural law | Hypocrisy of law | Capital punishment debate - Comparison between hanged man and people dying everyday from other causes.

Law and religion (God's justice vs Human justice)
p 43Dawn Ross, Dunedin 
"Waterfall of Justice, The" in Taking offTurner, Brian Poetry20015Nature used as a contrast to law | Nature of truth. Law as a metaphor. p 86Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"Waxeye's Challenging Flight, The" in Perspective PoemsMehlhopt, Raymond Poetry19893Importance of jury | Nature used as a contrast to law | Perceptions of judges | Sentencing issues | About a jury trial - References to nature interspersed between jury trial descriptions - Each comparison juxtaposes nature with the jury situation.

Issues surrounding jury service (eg. lost wages, challenges, frustration, boredom).
pp 22-24Seagull Press, Christchurch 
"Welcome to LA" in Tony ChadChad, Tony Poetry20065Law and popular culture | Law in literature within law in literature | Procedure in an LA airport

"In a voice reminiscent of LA Law an official urges us to complete every line on the green card"/
p 38Headworx Publishers, Wellington 
We're Here to HelpCullinane, JonathanCullinane, JonathanFeature Film20071Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Importance of advocacy | Politics and law | Law as a tool of oppression | Perceptions of lawyers | Law in literature within law in literature | Contract law | Tax law | Frustration with the legal system | Speed of justice | Legal jargon | Appearance of courtroom | Common man facing the law | Plight of the underdog in the legal system | Law exploiting people's misery | Access to justice | Perceptions of judges | Distrust of the legal system | Injustice |A Kafkaesque comedy about Dave Henderson's battle with the tax department. There is confusion over a valuation document that Henderson has concerning a car. IRD feels there are areas of concern with Henderson's Stations Village development partnership. The IRD lodged a complaint in relation to s22 of the Tax Administration Act and lodged complaints of fraud, pulling Henderson's business apart. There is also a disagreement over the interpretation of s66 of the GST Act. Henderson is made bankrupt. The IRD's legal department appear incompetent and unfair. With the help of a politician, Rodney Hide, and a lawyer the fraud charges are dropped. Hide asks the Commissioner to order an internal review.

Importance of political advocacy when legal advocacy is not enough. Kafkaesque nature of the New Zealand legal system [Brother in law: "It's all very Kafkaesque"]. Contractual misrepresentation and nature of remedies, legal intricacies of GST and tax law, bureaucratic nature of in house council of large institutions eg. IRD, lawyers exacerbating conflict instead of resolving it [Patel: "Well, as somebody once said: "If it weren't for lawyers we wouldn't need them"]. Mentions specific statute of Goods and Services Act 1985 and Tax Administration Act 1994. Reference to law and literature and classics eg. Kafka and Grisham, legal standing eg. bankrupts cannot be company directors. Statutory interpretation
10, 20, 25, 26, 27, 30, 39, 51, 60, 64, 68 minsSouth Pacific Pictures and Prairie Dog Production  
"Whaea Kairau" in Kohunga and Whaea Kairau: Mother Hundred EaterTaylor, Apirana Play19995Treaty criticism/ issues | Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Tino Rangatiratanga | About events occuring soon after the treaty.pp 96-7Pohutukawa Press, Auckland 
"Whakarongo" in Ki Te Ao: new storiesTaylor, Apirana Short Story19903Land issues | Treaty criticism/ issues | Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | About the Treaty - Maori people learning about their culture.

Native Land Court issues- Use of cases eg. NZMC 1987.
p 10Penguin Books, Auckland 
Whale Rider, TheCaro, NikiCaro, NikiFeature Film20024Traditional legal concepts of Maori |Pai, a young Maori girl, loves her grandfather but continuously challenges him and tries to show him that she is ready to become the next tribal leader. She rides a whale to prove her worth. Frequent references to Maori customary concepts eg. utu, tapu.37, 52 minsSouth Pacific Pictures, Apollomedia, Pandora Film  
Whanau IIIhimaera, Witi Novel20042Elitism of the law | Law as route to power | Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Sentencing issues | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Racism of the law |About someone researching the trial of Hamiora Pere. Two young Maori discovering themselves and their whakapapa and the way in which their race was oppressed by Pakeha law.pp 43, 94-5, 102-105, 112-3, 159-161, 221Reed Publishing, Auckland 
What Becomes of the Broken HeartedDuff, Alan Novel19961Witnesses | Alternative code of rules | Traditional legal concepts of Maori | Perceptions of lawyers | Absence of law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Inaccessibility of the law- costs | Law and popular culture | Trial scene - Jake the Muss's son is giving evidence in a murder trial

Absence of law pervades novel. Perception of court gained from TV cf the reality of it. Dignity gained from learning and social status. Witness statement. Witness intimidation. Witness protection.
pp 211-216Random House, Auckland 
What Becomes of the Broken HeartedDuff, AlanMune, IanFeature Film19992Absence of law | Alternative code of rules | Alienation from the legal system- Maori |Sequel to 'Once were Warriors'. Shows the redemption of Jake from violent thug to caring father. Focuses on gang violence. The movie begins with Jake's son, Nig, being murdered by a gang. Jake eventually gets his own revenge on the killers. Police/ justice system play virtually no role in the story.

At 27 mins Jake gets into a fight in a bar and assaults innocent patrons with no police presence at all. Jake operating in his own justice system.
4, 6, 9, 18, 27, 34, 62, 82, 90 minsSouth Pacific Pictures and Polygram Films Entertainment 
Where Rivers MeetLeary, L.P. Novel19893Legal history | Maori justice vs Pakeha justice | Isolated rural area in NZ beyond the power of the law | Criminal stigma | Corruption in the legal system | Perceptions of judges | Importance of jury | Witnesses | Legal jargon | Historical fiction, doctor convicted of killing father, innocent. pp 5-10,98-100Southern Lights, Auckland 
"white boys" in Stones in Her MouthPotiki, Roma Poetry19924Perceptions of lawyers | Elitism of the law | Alienation from the legal system- Maori | Racism of the law | About a white gang beating someone uppp 43IWA Associates, Auckland 
Wild DaisiesBridger, Bub Novel20055Elitism of the law | Law students | Law school | Perceptions of lawyers | Glamorous lifestyles of legal professionals | Lawyer's wife |Brief allusion to stereotype of rich lawyer.

Popular perception of law student as university elite. "I would marry him and be a rich lawyer's wife and live in Karori"
p 74Mallinson Rendel Publishers, Wellington 
Wild LatitudesElse, Barbara Novel20075Law as a tool of oppression | Law as a game | Magistrate/ judge as the face of law | Importance of advocacy | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | Natural law | Set in Dunedin during the gold rushes. Law is involved in achieving retribution.

Oppressive state stifling freedom of expression. Struggles of an idealist in the court system.
pp 252-253, 426Random House, Auckland 
Wild Pork and WatercressCrump, Barry Novel19974Law as a game | Importance of advocacy | A person is trying to convince their mate that they need a lawyer - Idea of 'getting off' on a technicality pp 132-133Hodder Moa Beckett Publishers, Auckland 
"Witness Chair, The" in Vincent O'Sullivan (ed) An Anthology of Twentieth Century New Zealand Poetry (3rd ed)Harlow, Michael Poetry19705Witnesses | Obtuse poem possibly about a witness chair in a court. Creating a frightening picture of being cross-examined.pp 327-8Auckland University Press, Auckland 
"Witness Man, The" in Palms and MinaretsO'Sullivan, Vincent Short Story19923Importance of advocacy | Witnesses | Law as a game | Alienation of Pacific Islanders from the legal system | Racism of the law | Role of police in the criminal justice system | Hypocrisy of law | Corruption in the legal system | Importance of jury | Witness in a rape trial.

Manipulation of the legal system to enable the guilty to get off. Alienation of the witness, feeling out of place and trapped in the stand. Lawyer trying to manipulate the witness. Prejudice towards poor, untidy, male, Islander cf well dressed, middle class female.
pp 96-107Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"Witnesses" in Poems 1960-2000Adcock, Fleur Poetry20001Unfairness of the legal system to women | Violence against women | Legal ramifications of divorce | Access to justice | Court procedure | Hypocrisy of law | Sacrifice of human element for fact and procedure | WitnessesDomestic violence - Court case - Lawyer is cross-examining wife - Child custodyp 189Blood Axe Books, Newcastle upon Tyne 
Word for WordMuir, Robin Novel19604Coercive power of the law | Situation where someone is worried about defamationp 255Pegasus Press, Christchurch 
Work in ProgressThomas, Paul Novel20065Importance of advocacy | Legal ramifications of divorce | Perceptions of lawyers | About the party crowd in Auckland getting into trouble.pp 271-2, 284Random House, Auckland 
"XVII An Act to Make Provision" in Good LuckLivsey, Anna Poetry20035Law as a tool of oppression | Racism of the law | Oppressive Acts towards Aborigines in Australiapp 87-88Victoria University Press, Wellington 
"You Have to Stand Up to Them" in In Fifteen Minutes you can Say A lotTexidor, Greville Short Story19875Perceptions of judges |Description of a judge in a trial scene. p 157Victoria University Press, Wellington 
Zero InnMason, Bruce Play19704Arrest procedure | Conducting own defence | Importance of advocacy | Appearance of courtroom | Arrest - Charged with possession of illegal drugs.pp 81, 84, 93-94Canterbury Area of the NZ Theatre Federation, Christchurch 
ZilchRiddiford, RichardRiddiford, RichardFeature Film19894Importance of advocacy | Perceptions of judges | Perceptions of lawyers | Routine of court procedure |Sam and Curtis, telephone operators find out that development company Infacorp is using a video to blackmail the harbour commissioner to secure a contract for a second harbour crossing via a harbour tunnel even though the soil is unstable. The habour tunnel contract is unsuccessful in the end. At 12 mins there is a court scene involving a minor character at the beginning of the movie. Charged person pleads not guilty and is denied bail. The lawyer looks like a used car salesman. 12, 28, 39, 83 minsPark Avenue Productions and Vardex Group