Jacinta Arianna Ruru (born 1974) is a New Zealand academic and the first Māori Professor of Law. She is of Raukawa, Ngāti Ranginui and Ngāti Maniapoto descent. Ruru is currently a professor at the University of Otago.
At 2019 Research Honours Aotearoa
|Born||1974 (age 44–45)|
|Alma mater||University of Victoria|
|Institutions||University of Otago|
|Doctoral advisor||John Borrows|
In addition to winning the Prime Minister's supreme award for tertiary teaching, Ruru has also been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of New Zealand. In October 2019, Ruru was appointed one of seven inaugural sesquicentennial distinguished chairs, or poutoko taiea, at Otago University.
- Ruru, Jacinta. (2004). "A politically fuelled tsunami: the foreshore/seabed controversy in Aotearoa Me Te Wai Pounamu/New Zealand." The Journal of the Polynesian Society 113, no. 1: 57–72.
- Miler, Robert J., and Jacinta Ruru. (2008). "An Indigenous Lens into Comparative Law: The Doctrine of Discovery in the United States and New Zealand." West Virginia Law Review 111: 849.
- Ruru, Jacinta. (2009). The legal voice of Māori in freshwater governance: a literature review. Landcare Research, New Zealand.
- Abbott, Mick, and Jacinta Ruru, eds. (2010). Beyond the scene: Landscape and identity in Aotearoa New Zealand. Otago University Press.
- Ruru, Jacinta. (2004). "Indigenous peoples' ownership and management of mountains: The Aotearoa/New Zealand experience." Indigenous Law Journal 3: 111–137.
- fulbright (30 May 2016). "First Māori law Professor a proud Fulbrighter". Fulbright.org.nz. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- "Professor Jacinta Ruru, Our People, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand". Otago.ac.nz. doi:10.1080/02697459.2017.1308641. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- Gibb, John (13 September 2016). "Prof Ruru shedding her 'unease' | Otago Daily Times Online News". Odt.co.nz. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- Sunday 7:00am Repeated: Monday 2am (8 September 2016). "Why New Zealand is granting a river the same rights as a citizen - Sunday Extra - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)". Abc.net.au. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- What in the World By BRYANT ROUSSEAU JULY 13, 2016 (13 July 2016). "In New Zealand, Lands and Rivers Can Be People (Legally Speaking) - The New York Times". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- Gibb, John (18 August 2016). "Otago's Ruru wins top award | Otago Daily Times Online News". Odt.co.nz. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- "Royal Society tackling diversity issues". The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- Gibb, John (29 October 2016). "Four new Royal Society fellows | Otago Daily Times Online News". Odt.co.nz. Retrieved 19 February 2018.
- Gibb, John (1 October 2019). "University's prestigious poutoko taiea initiative recognises leading scholars". Otago Daily Times Online News. Retrieved 8 October 2019.