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Editor, New Zealand Law Journal; Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Waikato

Dr Brenda Midson is a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Waikato, and also the General Editor of the New Zealand Law Journal. Her research interests predominantly include evidentiary and criminal law reform, particularly in relation to homicide, sexual assault, youth crime, and children's rights and welfare.

Dr Midson's PhD thesis considered degrees of moral blame in culpable homicide. She has also produced a number of publications on topics including evidentiary issues in sexual assault cases, liability for accidental childhood deaths, and child homicide, along with texts in Criminal Law and Evidence.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer in Law; Editor, New Zealand Law Journal, University of Waikato


  • 2019 
    University of Waikato, PhD
  • 1996 
    University of Waikato, Master of Jurisprudence
  • 1995 
    University of Waikato, Bachelor of Laws
  • 1988 
    University of Waikato, Bachelor of Arts