Professor Jacinta Ruru

Council Member

Prof. Ruru is Aotearoa’s first Māori Law Professor, one of our leading Māori legal scholars and last year became a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to Māori and the Law.

Apointee: Skills-based

Iwi: Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Maniapoto

Prof. Ruru has lectured at Otago University for more than 20 years and her research interests are in areas such as tikanga Māori and Indigenous laws, Māori land law, Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi and United Nation’s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and the decolonisation of New Zealand’s research sector and legal education.

Contact Council

Email Sarah-Jane Morkel – council secretary – at sarah-jane.morkel@twoa.ac.nz

Phone 0800 355 553 from Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm

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