Dean of Law honoured in national tertiary teaching awards

09 August 2017

The University of Canterbury’s Dean of Law Professor Ursula Cheer and Associate Professor Ben Kennedy of the Department of Geological Sciences both received Sustained Excellence awards from Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Professor Ursula Cheer, Dean of Law

Widely acclaimed law expert Professor Ursula Cheer never planned to become a teacher.

“How odd that it was never in my plans to become a teacher! Because now it is so much of what I am,” she says.

After earning her law degree (LLB Hons) from the University of Canterbury, she went into law practice and then the civil service, where she was a speechwriter for the Minister of Justice and a legal adviser to the Prime Minister. This led her to complete a Master’s in Law at the University of Cambridge, England, and to become a lawyer in the UK Lord Chancellor’s Law Commission, working on law reform projects.

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