Write a little about yourself. Just a paragraph will do.
Right. I have decided this may deserve more than a modicum of
effort [okay, it's a work in progress]. I am an academic through
and through (so to speak). A law academic to boot - and I think
that can be intimidating (?) to some people. It is my life at this
stage. I am also fairly nerdy in my tastes and unapologetic about
it. Very much against animal cruelty and do participate in Cat
Rescue preparing kittens for adoption (including ensuring there
aren't more in the process).
Personality wise. Classic INTJ - so that is either good or bad
depending on your perspective. But it means I am very driven and
value self-discipline. I am also very introverted - probably a bad
thing and not very good at subtle nuances. I usually say the wrong
thing or make terrible social observations. Therefore, I prefer
directness. I tend to form strong relationships with a few people
rather than have lots of friends. I try not to take myself too
seriously unless I have to. Been described as eccentric. I do my
utmost to help anyone in my inner circle if they have problems, and
quite protective. I have a strong code and stick to it. Oh! I am
I also realise law students in general have a stereotype. I do not
live up to the stereotype at all and take equal amusement at those
trying so hard to meet it. Superficial people generally annoy me
but I seem to be able to connect with a number of people. Or am
blissfully unaware that I failed to make such a connection. Either
way, I won't penalise you for spelling something wrong. As much as
I appreciate good spelling etc people make mistakes and at the end
of the day. Its the meaning behind the words that are
Science! I like sciency type things and would be very interested to
meet people who would like to talk to me about such things (as a
lay person). I have an interest in most things - although my
mathematics falls rather short of permitting a complete discussion.
Nonetheless, I do enjoy concepts, principles and ideas. Astronomy
fascinates me and do enjoy zoology, palaeontology, geology, and
other 'Earth Sciences'. But, I am not trained in these things and
its more a passing interest than an active pursuit.
Classics! Well, I have an honours degree in Classics with
particular focus on the Post- Roman Roman period. In particular
Ostrogoths. If this term is new to you; don't worry - its one of
those obscure things I like to look at. I think, like all people
who study classics, this naturally leads to a wide range of
sociological, literary, historical interests that go beyond the
period (stuff I won't address for fear of making this too long). I
do have a particular interest in the historical aspect of Roman
history. However, you can generally capture my interest immediately
with anything classics related.
That might all seem a little stuffy (I have a tendency to downplay
those interests). I do have a soft spot for crosswords, board
games, and other puzzle type activities. Mythology, RPG, fantasy
type stuff is awesome. In that vein, also video games tend to
interest me. Something with a good story appeals. Slightly
surgically sewn to the internet. I usually use it while working or
not so much working. I enjoy eating out and all the smaller
pleasantries of life. I also enjoy pleasantly wandering around the
hills of Christchurch. No doubt there is more to me, but I think
this is a good starting point.
What I’m doing with my life
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As intimated above, I am an academic. Finished my undergraduate
studies some time ago and think I have worked my way up to that
title. It involves lots of reading. I do enjoy reading things that
are not widely known or understood. At the moment, just writing a
few things for publication. The current piece I am working on
concerns the difficult concept of natural law. I will also write
something later in a bold attempt to repair some of the damage done
by our parliament (sort of). Furthermore, I decided it was time,
and custom demands it, that I apply for admission to both the New
Zealand and New South Wales (Australia) bar to become a lawyer. I
can go into practice if I feel the desire or do it part time. I do
have additional plans but need to wait for things to fall into
place before making commitments.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
This section demands boasting. Here goes. I am really good at is
being an academic (note the trend in this profile). However, what I
am really good at is my own legal sphere. I am New Zealand's only
civilian jurist and hold a monopoly. This is someone learned in
both the civil law and the canon law who identifies with the
civilian tradition underlying our legal heritage. This is not the
common law but it is English law. I hope one day this will change
because I believe the civilian view has a lot to contribute to the
development of the law. I am also really good at legal history.
Finally, have an interest in ecclesiastical law and most areas of
private law. I tend to avoid criminal law - mainly because it makes
The first things people usually notice about me
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I think people would first notice how I look....
After they have processed that information (for better or worse). I
will assume they take stock of first impressions. I am quiet and
reserved, and probably quite unassuming. I tend to be a little
awkward around people and it takes me some time to find my voice -
so to speak. I usually lose this over the longer term, and if the
meeting is important I can turn on my more assertive side. So
social context plays a role. I think I tend to dress smartly, and
probably have some air of professionalism. I do try.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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I wish I had more popular books (I have some) to put in this
category but to be honest, I really don't. They are all law books
and that would be boring in this profile. They do have cool Latin
names though. One day this will change. I do like reading!
So, it comes down to movies. I like those Ghost movies, Fantasy,
Comedies, Sci Fi - usually something with a fantastical tinge. I
don't have favourite movies per se, but I know what I like. Oh do
like Hot Fuzz, Shaun of Dead, and End of the World. Being from NZ:
The Hobbit, Lotr (I think its a little compulsory here). Anything
historical gets my interest too....
TV shows are a little more memorable. Star Trek, Firefly, GoT
(yeah), Futurama, Walking Dead, American Horror Story, Red Dwarf,
Monty Python, Blackadder, I Claudius....
Not sure I will fill out the next 4 categories mainly because they
would be frightfully dull.
You should message me if
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Because, you want to message me. I think that's an important first
step. Then, because one or more of those things caught your
interest or you want me to convert you to my unique way of viewing
legal problems. You love historical things. We share a common
interest. You want to discuss something important. You want to
discuss something silly. The usual reasons people converse. I don't
particularly care if you live 100,000 km away (in fact, that would
just make things more interesting). Oh, and don't be shy, I can't
tell if you send me a positive rating :)
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