Marie Were - Lecturer
LLB, LLM, PG Cert TT Waikato
Marie is a descendent of Ngati Manawa (Tuhoe), Ngati Tuara (Te Arawa), and Ngai-te-Rangi.
Marie graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, a Master of Laws, a Postgraduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and has been admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. She holds the Legal Executive Certificate and has practiced in the areas of conveyancing, commercial law, and estates law. She is also involved in course design and development for online and distant law courses.
Marie currently teaches Legal Systems, Constitutional Law, and a Net paper for Foundations in Legal Studies. She is also the Manager of the Diploma in Law.
Marie’s research is varied and includes elderly healthcare in elder residential facilities, and independent living; tikanga Māori relating to whaiora, legal education online and face-to-face.