Donna Buckingham was formerly an Associate Professor of Law at the University of Otago. She has written on the interpretation of legislation, evidence issues, legal governance and discipline, legal research and publishing and legal education.
Donna also is the Director of the New Zealand Legal Information Institute (NZLII), the largest New Zealand publisher of free online legislation, court and tribunal decisions, reports and articles. She is also a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, the former Chair of the Women’s Consultative Group of the New Zealand Law Society and former President of the Otago Branch of the New Zealand Law Society.
Donna Buckingham’s appointment as a Law Commissioner is from May 2016 until May 2021.