Associate Professor Wayne Rumbles graduated BA/LLB in 1997 with majors in Law, History and English Literature. He completed LLM (Distinction) from the University of Waikato in 1998. He spent three years working in community law and worked for Te Matahauariki Research Institute for 10 years on the Laws and Institutions for Aotearoa/New Zealand project. Wayne has been an academic Te Piringa – Faculty of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand for 18 years and took up the position of Dean of Law in June 2015.
Wayne teaches and researches in the areas of Cyber Law, Law and New Technologies, Criminal Law (with a focus on Cyber Crime), and teaches in New Zealand’s first Masters in Cyber-Security taught jointly by the Faculties of Law and Computer Science. Wayne is the project leader on the Technology in Legal Education for NZ (TeLENZ) project funded by the New Zealand Law Foundation. This collaborative project is designed to integrate technology focused legal education across the national core curriculum of the LLB to prepare graduates for their future digitised workplace.nology.