Dr Donna Buckingham

Award for Sustained Excellence in Tertiary Teaching

Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University Of Otago

"My role is not simply to construct a coherent body of knowledge. It is also about fostering intellectual courage and independence, preserving creativity, and modelling the ethical and process skills that define my discipline" 

Donna has taught the first-year law course for 18 years to groups of between 500 and 600 students.

Amongst her peers she has a reputation as an outstanding teacher that is founded on her roles as manager and lead teacher in LAWS 101. As evidenced in many testimonials, Donna has embraced technology by developing on-line statutory interpretation problems which students can use in their own time to further advance their skills.

Donna has also been recognised for her outstanding work in 2005 by receiving the Otago University Students Association Teaching Award.