17 Apr 2020

Jacinta Ruru on bringing Tikanga Māori into legal education

From Nine To Noon, 10:07 am on 17 April 2020

Jacinta Ruru is New Zealand's first Māori Professor of Law and has taught at the University of Otago since 1999. She's also the co-director of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga, a centre for research focused on Māori issues and the voices of indigenous academics.

She's the first member of her immediate family to go to university and for the last 20 years she's been trying to find new ways to teach law to students around Aotearoa.

Jacinta Ruru

Jacinta Ruru Photo: Alan Dove Photography, 2019 and supplied by the University of Otago.