Dr Amanda Reilly

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Senior Lecturer School of Accounting and Commercial Law


Teaching in 2020


Dr Amanda Reilly is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accounting and Commercial Law at Victoria University of Wellington. She teaches across a range of commercial law subjects but her main interest is in the regulation of work.

She is a founder member and the Secretary of the New Zealand Labour Law Society, an associate of the Centre of Labour Employment and Work, a former associate editor of Labour and Industry 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

Amanda’s current research projects centre on two areas: the implications of surveillance capitalism for workers’ human rights and dialogic accounting for freedom of association.

Other interests include:

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

Amanda tweets at https://twitter.com/AmandaReillyNZ

Selected publications

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Amanda Reilly “Maori Women, Discrimination and Paid Work: the Need for an Intersectional Approach” Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, 2019 (50) 1-19 (Journal article)

Amanda Reilly and Jonathan Barrett “Business labour and Human Rights in New Zealand” in Janice Bellace and Beryl te Haar (editors) Research handbook on Labour, Business and Human Rights Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2019) pp 130-149 (Book chapter)

Jonathan Barrett and Amanda Reilly “Too Modest a Proposal? Work Rights under the Proposed Constitution Aotearoa” New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 2018 43(2): 53-65 (Journal article)

Amanda Reilly and Annick Masselot “Precarious Work and Work Family Regulation: a Critical Evaluation of New Zealand’s Regulatory Framework” Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations (2017) 98 pp285- 309 (Journal article)

Amanda Reilly and Annick Masselot “Women in the workforce: still unequal after all these years?” in Gordon Anderson (editor) Transforming Workplace Relations in New Zealand 1976-2016  (Victoria University Press 2017)  pp 149 – 168 (Book chapter)

Amanda Reilly and Suzy Morrisey, Why New Zealand should introduce paid Dad and Partner Leave New Zealand Journal of Employment Relation (2016) 41(3) p66-75 (Journal article)

Amanda Reilly, Deborah Jones, Carla Rey Vasquez, Jayne Krisjanous “Confronting Gender Inequality in a Business” School Higher Education Research & Development (2016) , pp 1025-1038   DOI:10.1080/07294360.2016.1138453 (Journal article)

Amanda Reilly 'Voice and Gender Inequality in New Zealand Universities', Adelaide Law Review, 34, 1 (2013), pp. 81-92. (Journal

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

Amanda Reilly 'Time, Work and Law: A New Zealand Perspective', New Zealand Journal of Employment Relations, 37, 1 (2011), pp. 152-160.

Amanda Reilly 'Shedding light at the coalface: the use of socio-legal material in labour law teaching', Legal Education Review, 21, 1 (2011), pp. 123-142. (Journal article)

Amanda Reilly, 'The right to work and rights at work', in Law into action. Economic, social and cultural rights in Aotearoa New Zealand, edited by Margaret Bedggood, Kris Gledhill (Wellington, Thomson Reuters, 2011), pp. 71-89 (Book chapter)

Amanda Reilly, Deborah Jones, Carla Rey Vasquez, Jayne Krisjanous Women staff in business schools: an exploratory study. (Wellington, New Zealand, Management School, Victoria University of Wellington, 2011), 09-11, 27pp. (Working paper)


Teaching in 2020