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Advice to my first year self

Looking back, what’s one thing you wish you had known when starting out your first year at UC?

Give us your best ‘advice to my first year self’ by leaving a comment on the Facebook post here (or by emailing student-success@canterbury.ac.nz) and you could win a $10 UCSA café voucher! 

Entries close Sunday October 7 (T&Cs in the FaceBook comments)

UC CONNECT: LAW WITHOUT LAWYERS

Law without Lawyers: does legal education have a future?

In his recent UC Connect public lecture, Professor John Hopkinsexplained how the changing nature of law, the increasing cost of legal advice and the excessive formality of the legal system had left the way open for alternative ways to undertake ‘law jobs’, without the need of lawyers.

“From Blockchain to ‘Alternative’ Dispute Resolution, the way appears open for a legal system without the need for high priests of the legal profession to navigate it,” Professor Hopkins says.

“If current trends continue, the much maligned profession may die out, all on its own.”

Missed this session? Watch the video here:

Associate Professor Ekant Veer receives a Sustained Excellence award

He has done it again! UC academic, teaching and wellbeing champion Associate Professor Ekant Veer won New Zealand tertiary teaching excellence honours in a ceremony at Parliament this week.

Associate Professor Ekant Veer of the Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship  received a Sustained Excellence award from Ako Aotearoa National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence.

Presented by Hon Chris Hipkins, the Minister of Tertiary Education, 10 Sustained Excellence awards were presented, including two under the Kaupapa Māori category.  All Sustained Excellence winners receive $20,000 and a certificate.

 

 

This follows his being awarded the UC Teaching medal last year>
earlier this year he was named among the world’s top 40 business professors under 40>

More about the Tertiary Teaching Excellence Awards>