New lecturer back from Germany

20 February 2012


University of Auckland graduate Maya Mandery has returned from five years’ study and teaching in Germany to take up a lectureship at the Auckland Law School.

She is taking courses in torts, legal research methodology, and introduction to the common law.

On graduating LLB(Hons) in 2006 and being awarded a Senior Prize in Law, Maya received a DAAD (German Academic Exchange) scholarship to pursue an LLM in German law at the University of Würzburg. This she completed in two years and graduated magna cum laude.

Maya taught common law courses at Würzburg and later at the University of Cologne where she embarked on a PhD on “Party autonomy in contractual and non-contractual obligations”. To fund her doctoral study she gained a Dr Carl-Arthur Pastor Foundation Scholarship reserved for “exceptionally talented” students. She has submitted the final draft of her thesis and plans to publish it as a book.

She has also taught legal subjects at Tecnológico de Monterrey in Mexico and done translation work for the Inlingua Language School in Würzburg. Maya’s primary research focus is commercial law, in particular private international law and international commercial litigation.