Riding the in-house wave – New Zealand Law Society LawTalk Magazine

To say Winston Cowie has used his law degree in a lateral way is an understatement.

The in-house lawyer has relocated coral, transplanted sea grass and negotiated employment contracts (all while working in Qatar).

Winston Cowie - Marine Scientist - Diving in Qatar

Winston Cowie – Marine Scientist – Diving in Qatar

Now back at home, Mr Cowie works for engineering, architecture and environmental consulting company GHD.

An avid fisherman and surfer, the Otago university law graduate began his legal career working for Russell McVeagh.

“Life in a big law firm, however, wasn’t for me. ….”

So, heading this advice Mr Cowie decided to go in a different direction and applied to Oxford University to do an MSc in environmental policy, under the department of geography……

For the rest of the article by Rachael Breckon,11 October 2012, click here.

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(Winston Cowie)

11 October 2012

Blog topics: New Zealand Wars, New Zealand History, New Zealand Land Wars, Maori Wars,  Marine Science and Policy, Fishing (rod and spear), Surfing, Maori Wars, Diving, Rugby, Underwater Heritage, Tramping, Winston Cowie, Tuatara, Oxford University Rugby Football Club.