Myra Williamson has a background in both practicing and teaching law in both New Zealand and the Middle East. She has practiced law as a litigation lawyer in New Zealand, mainly in commercial areas of law. As a lawyer she gained experience in dealing with clients, conducting legal research, writing legal opinions and submissions as well as appearing in courts at various levels of the New Zealand judicial system. Myra appeared in the District Court, High Court and Tenancy Tribunal on behalf of clients.
I have lectured in New Zealand and Saudi Arabian universities in the following papers: company law, constitutional/public law, introduction to law, legal systems & societies and in 2009 I established, then taught, a paper (at honours/masters level) in terrorism and international law. In all my courses I aim to create a friendly but professional atmosphere. I try to build a repore with each and every one of my students. I attempt to integrate e-learning platforms whenever possible to maximise the effectiveness of technology in my teaching
I hold a PhD in international law from the University of Waikato in New Zealand. I have a strong publication record including a monograph published by Ashgate Publishing in the UK and a total of more than 10 publications.
I have travelled widely and have lived overseas for extended periods. Although my post-graduate qualifications are in international law, my undergraduate qualifications (including my Honours thesis) were based on areas of commercial law and that is principally where my litigation experience was also gained. I am flexible and able to teach in several different areas of law.
I have strong interpersonal and communication skills. I am able to work independently as well as be part of an effective team. I enjoy equally both research and teaching. In addition, I am always willing to serve on committees and contribute to policy development whenever possible. I am constantly attempting to improve my teaching and therefore I actively seek out opportunities for professional development.