Marie Were

Marie Were

Lecturer, Diploma Manager (Law)

Qualifications: LLB, LLM, PG Cert TT Waikato

Iwi: Ngati Manawa, Ngai Te Rangi, Te Arawa, Tuhoe

About Marie

Marie graduated with a LLB, LLM, 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.

Papers Taught

Research Supervised

Research Interests

Recent Publications

  • Were, M. K. (2005). Tikanga Māori (Māori Law) and the NZ Judicial Approach to Interpretation. In Australasian Law Teachers Association Conference 2005. Conference held at Hamilton, New Zealand.

  • Spiller, P. R., Paterson, H. R., & Were, M. K. (2004). The value of doing the Waikato Post Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching Seminar. In School of Law Seminar. Conference held at University of Waikato, Hamilton.

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Law; Legal Education; Teaching Online

Contact Details

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Were, Marie 6495 mwere N.5.10 Law, Faculty of

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