Peter A Allard School of Law

Samuel Beswick

Assistant Professor
LLM, SJD (Harvard), LLB(Hons), BCom (Auckland), Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand

Profile

 
Assistant Professor Samuel Beswick is a private law scholar with primary research interests in the areas of torts, unjust enrichment, limitations, remedies, and privacy. His current research concerns the temporal scope of judicial changes in the law. Dr. Beswick has published his research in leading common law journals, and has presented at workshops and conferences across North America and in the United Kingdom. He has held teaching positions at Harvard Law School, King’s College London, and the University of Auckland.
 
Dr. Beswick attended Harvard as a Frank Knox Memorial Fellow and a Peter Brooks Saltonstall Memorial Scholar. He wrote his dissertation under Professor John C.P. Goldberg and received the Irving Oberman Memorial Prize in Constitutional Law. Dr. Beswick was also Deputy Executive Editor of the Harvard National Security Journal and President of the SJD Association. At Auckland, he wrote his dissertation under Associate Professor Scott Optican and received the New Zealand Ministry of Justice Article Prize. He was also Editor-in-Chief of the Auckland University Law Review and graduated a Senior Scholar in Law.
 
Prior to joining Allard Law, Dr. Beswick was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard Law School’s Project on the Foundations of Private Law, practised in the Solicitor’s Office of HM Revenue & Customs (London, UK), practised as a litigator at Meredith Connell (the Office of the Crown Solicitor for Auckland), and was a judicial clerk in the High Court of New Zealand.

Courses

Torts

Restitution and Unjust Enrichment

Publications

 

Samuel Beswick
“Discoverability Principles and the Law's Mistakes”
(2020) 136 L.Q. Rev. 139-164

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Samuel Beswick
“Error of Law: An Exception to the Discoverability Principle?”
(2020) 58 Osgoode Hall L.J.
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Samuel Beswick
“The Discoverability of Mistakes of Law”
Introduction: (2019) 58 LMCLQ 112-137
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Samuel Beswick & William Fotherby
“Surveilling the Stopgap”
(December 2011) NZLJ 404-411

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“Tenant Fees Act 2019: A Welcome Reform”
(2019) 23:3 Landlord & Tenant Rev 79-81
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Samuel Beswick & William Fotherby
“The Divergent Paths of Commonwealth Privacy Torts”
(2018) 84 Sup. Ct. L. Rev. (2d) 225-267

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“Tenant Fees Bill: Good Intentions - Weak Protections”
(2018) 22:6 Landlord & Tenant Rev 203-207
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Samuel Beswick
“The Decline of the Fish/Mammal Distinction?”
Full text: (2017) 165 U Pa L Rev Online 91-97
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Samuel Beswick & William Fotherby
“Don't Tell Me What the Papers Say: PJS v News Group Newspapers Ltd”
(2016) 5 J Civ Lit & Prac 212-220
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Samuel Beswick
“Enforcing a Holding Deposit Agreement”
(2015) 22:3 Landlord & Tenant Rev 88-91
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Samuel Beswick
“Holding Deposit Agreements: Pre-Tenancy Obligations and Rights”
(2019) 23:3 Landlord & Tenant Rev 79-81
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Samuel Beswick
“'Losses in Any Event' in the Case of Damage to Property”
Full text: (2015) 35:4 Oxford J Legal Stud 755-775
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Samuel Beswick
“Privacy: Rights, Remedies and Reform”
(May 2015) NZLJ 166

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“From Foundations to Finish? The Continuing Duty Doctrine and Limitations”
(2013) NZL Rev 505-520

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Samuel Beswick
“Two Spying Tales”
(July 2013) NZLJ 213-214

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Samuel Beswick & Meredith Connell
“For Your (Government's) Eyes Only”
(July 2013) NZLJ 213-216

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Samuel Beswick
“Perlustration in the Pathless Woods: Hamed v R
Full text: (2011) Auckland UL Rev 291-299
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Samuel P. Beswick
“Targeted Visual Surveillance in New Zealand: An Analysis and Critique of the Search and Surveillance Bill”
Full text: (2010) NZ L Students' Rev 239-266
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Beswick, Samuel

Research Interests

  • Contract law
  • Courts, litigation and access to justice
  • Jurisprudence, legal theory, and critical studies
  • Tort law

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