Clare Malthus LLB

Instructor, Institute of Professional Legal Studies

  • Area of Specialisation:
    • Commercial Law
    • Professional Legal Studies and legal practice skills
  • Faculty/Key Office:
    • Instructor, Institute of Professional Legal Studies
    • Former Commercial Law & Property Law Partner
  • Education:
    • LLB, Otago
With all things legal, effective preparation is required and so is the constant need to stay alert to and be aware of change.

International Teaching and Industry Experience:
Clare has been in legal practice and legal education for over 25 years.  In recent years, she has been training and mentoring law graduates who seek admission to the NZ Bar.

Reason Clare likes teaching in the MBA Programme: 
High achievers at MBA level generally come ready-charged with confidence, motivation and optimism.  They seek knowledge of their working environment, and they challenge themselves and others to analyse and learn.  Being able to combine knowledge, analysis, and a growth mind-set in education is both challenging and rewarding. 

Global Perspectives:
Learning the basics of business law, and having the capability to assess legal advice, is an important pre-requisite to operating effectively in any business environment.  The BMBA 501 Business Law course concentrates on the New Zealand model.  There is however universal application to the legal model of thinking involved, and the methods applied to both investigate and analyse real-life legal scenarios.

With all things legal, effective preparation is required and so is the constant need to stay alert to and be aware of change.  You are encouraged to come to your lecture space well prepared, and with personal philosophies that encourage collegiality in learning.  This will accelerate both your own learning and your ability to apply your learning to your own current or aspiring work models.