Education Policy | Post Primary | Preschool | Primary | Tertiary | Search

 


University of Waikato Law Dean to return home to Canada

June 30, 2014

University of Waikato Law Dean to return home to Canada

The University of Waikato’s Law Dean is returning home to Canada after five years at the helm of Te Piringa – Faculty of Law.

Professor Brad Morse says he’s immensely enjoyed his time at the University of Waikato, but can no longer deny the pull of home. He will finish in his role and return to Canada before the end of the year.

“I have loved my time in Hamilton at the University of Waikato, but the pull of family and friends in Canada is now too strong. I have very much valued the opportunity to serve as Dean of Te Piringa, and I do hope to retain some formal ties with the University of Waikato as I believe it is a world-class institution.”

Professor Morse says he’s proud to have spent five years leading Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, which is highly regarded internationally. "I knew before I came that our Faculty of Law was better respected in many ways overseas than it was in New Zealand for its commitment to teaching law in the far more realistic and broader social, economic and cultural context, for ensuring all students learned principles of negotiation and dispute resolution, and for its unique effort to incorporate tikanga Māori and Treaty issues throughout its curriculum in a way that no other law school does.”

Professor Morse says it has been a personal priority of his to increase the Faculty’s international profile and partnerships. “This has helped contribute to our significant rise in recognition internationally in the past few years.”

He’s disappointed he’ll leave before construction is finished on the University’s Law and Management building, “but it will be a tremendous event for the next Dean, and a milestone that will further enhance the Faculty’s reputation”.

The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Roy Crawford, has paid tribute to Professor Morse, saying he has made a major contribution to the organisation. “He has been involved in many positive changes within the Faculty in his time with us, and I have valued his input into the wider University community.”

Professor Crawford says Professor Morse’s academic expertise, particularly in the areas related to indigenous law, has been used by many governments internationally. “He is incredibly well regarded around the world and we are lucky to have had him leading a Faculty here at the University of Waikato.”

The university will soon begin a recruitment process for a new Dean. “Professor Morse has set the scene for the next generation of teaching Law at the University of Waikato, and has added a very important international dimension to our activities” Professor Crawford says.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 

Books: Witi Ihimaera To Address ‘State Of NZ Literature’at Festival

6 May 2015 MEDIA RELEASE Witi Ihimaera to Address ‘State of NZ Literature’ at Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival The New Zealand Book Council has chosen the 2015 Dunedin Writers and Readers Festival as the stage for its annual address, which ... More>>

Culture: Historic Māori Portraits Travel To The Czech Republic

Image credit: Gottfried Lindauer, Wahanui Reihana Te Huatare, oil on canvas, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, gift of Mr H E Partridge, 1915 More>>

Art: Something Felt, Something Shared - Enjoy

Gabrielle Amodeo, Ruby Joy Eade, Clare McLean, Kalya Ward Curated by Emma Ng May 7 – 30, 2015 Opening: Wednesday May 6, 5.30pm Strange frequencies are channelled through personal narratives and poetic placeholders in Something felt, something ... More>>

Culture: Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015

Pukeahu Park ANZAC Day Commemoration 2015 Images from New Zealand Defence Force Click for big version A bugler plays The Last Post Click for big version A View from the top of the Carillion Click for big version Faces old and young Click for big ... More>>

Television: MediaWorks Announces Dancing With The Stars Hosts

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ are delighted to announce host Dominic Bowden alongside co-host Sharyn Casey for the hit series Dancing with the Stars. More>>

Art: World Premiere Of In Pursuit Of Venus [infected]

World Premiere of in Pursuit of Venus [infected] opens this Saturday at Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki More>>

Fashion: The 11th ID International Emerging Designer Winner Announced

Emerging Kiwi fashion designer Steve Hall has taken out the top prize at the 11th annual iD International Emerging Designer Awards held at the Town Hall in Dunedin, New Zealand. More>>


Review: Singin’ In The Rain

Singin’ in the Rain , the wet and wonderful musical production all the way from London’s West End, officially opened at St. James Theatre in Wellington. More>>

Francis Cook: Gallipoli: The Scale Of Our War – First Look

Te Papa today allowed media access to their new exhibition Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War . The exhibition was curated with help from Weta Workshop to deliver an immersive, realistic and even disorienting experience. More>>

ALSO:

Bats Theatre: Letters From The Front Brings ANZAC Letters Alive

Inspired by centenary commemorations, improv troupe Best on Tap is producing a show based on real-life letters sent to and from New Zealand soldiers in the First World War. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
Education
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news