Richard Scragg joins Auckland Law School

13 September 2013
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Richard Scragg

The former Dean of the Canterbury Law School, Richard Scragg, has taken up his appointment as a Teaching Fellow at the Auckland Law School. He is teaching Legal Method to first year students and Legal Ethics to final year students this semester.

Richard Scragg was Dean of the Canterbury Law School from 2007 to 2012 and was also Acting Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the College of Business and Economics for a period last year. In these roles he had to deal with the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquakes and played a key role in helping the Canterbury Law School through this period.

Richard Scragg retired from the University of Canterbury at the end of 2012 after 20 years as a law faculty member. He was previously Director of the Canterbury Branch of the Institute of Professional Legal Studies and before that a solicitor and partner in a law firm.

During his time at Canterbury Richard Scragg received a University Teaching Excellence Award. His book The Principles of Legal Method in New Zealand is now in its second edition. He has also been a co-author or major contributor to Legal Research and Writing in New Zealand (Oxford University Press), Introduction to Commercial Law (Butterworths), and Commercial Law in New Zealand (Lexis Nexis), among other publications.