What a time to be a teacher - interview with new academic Ryan Catterwell

26 Apr 2017

Mr Ryan Catterwell New-to-UQ contract law lecturer, Ryan Catterwell, moved cross-country to teach at UQ. Hailing from Adelaide, Ryan Catterwell is a self-proclaimed die-hard AFL fanatic (Adelaide Crows) who enjoys writing, running and a good pun. A move into legal practice after university saw Ryan undertake an Associateship with Federal Court Judge, The Honourable Justice Besanko, and then a position at King & Wood Mallesons (Sydney).

It wasn’t too long though before a love for legal research and writing proved too strong and ended in a PhD through the University of Sydney (A Structured Approach to the Construction of Contracts) and a teaching role at the University of Adelaide. Ryan says working as a tutor during his undergraduate studies provided him with the insight needed to discern academia as his passion. Naturally, he jumped at the opportunity to teach contract law at the TC Beirne School of Law.

Recently, Ryan was interviewed by The University of Queensland for its Leadership in Teaching series, and discussed what he thinks of life at UQ so far, and how to keep students engaged with contract law.  

Read the full interview