Dr Amanda Reilly


Teaching in 2018


Amanda teaches across a range of commercial law subject areas but her primary research interest is the regulation of work. Her PhD research was a consideration of the phenomena of precarious work within a human rights, citizenship framework. More recent work has drawn on organisational and regulatory theory and international human rights frameworks.

Amanda is an associate of the Centre of Labour Employment and Work, an associate editor of Labour and Industry: a Journal of the Social and Economic Relations of work, a founder member of the New Zealand Labour Law Society and has been admitted to the bar as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. As well as her legal qualifications, Amanda has a BA in English Literature and a post graduate certificate in High Education Learning and Teaching.

Research interests

  • Gender equality and work-family reconciliation
  • Business and Human rights
  • Labour rights and global supply chains
  • Effective regulation and access to justice

Selected publications

SSRN author

Reilly A and Morrisey S, Why New Zealand should introduce paid Dad and Partner Leave, New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations (forthcoming 2016).

Reilly, A., Jones, D., Rey Vasquez, C., & Krisjanous, J. Confronting gender inequality in a business school. Higher Education Research & Development, 1-14. (2016) DOI: 10.1080/07294360.2016.1138453

Reilly A, “Voice and Gender Inequality in New Zealand Universities”, 34 (1) (2013) Adelaide Law Review pp. 81-92.

Reilly A, “Equality and family responsibilities: critical evaluation of New Zealand law”, New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations 37(1) (2012) pp. 161-166.

Reilly A, “Time, Work, Law: A New Zealand Perspective” New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 37(1) (2012) pp. 152-160.

Reilly A, The Right to Work and Rights in Margaret Bedggood and Kris Gledhill “Law into Action: Implementing Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.” (Thompson and Reuters: 2011) pp. 68-89.

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Teaching in 2018