Drawn to the Edge

Michele Law is currently working the most challenging assignment of her already distinguished legal career. As a lawyer for the UN Office of Constitutional Support, Law is helping to draft Iraq’s first constitution. The Canterbury University graduate has worked on democracy building and constitutional issues in numerous war-torn countries, including post-coup Fiji. “I wanted to contribute to the future of Iraq – to be at this place at this time in history to see if I could help,” she says. And for the future? “NZ is thinking of making a constitution and I’m interested in that. But there’s something about being in dangerous places doing cutting edge work which keeps drawing me back.”  


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