Welcome to Te Piringa - Faculty of Law
The study and practice of law is exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding. This website will provide you with detailed information about the Waikato law programmes, career opportunities for graduates and the excellent facilities and extensive resources offered to students. Learn more about Te Piringa - Faculty of Law...
The Bachelor of Laws degree is the professional qualification and pathway to legal practice as well as a wide range of other career options for law graduates in business, non-governmental organisations and public service. Our flexible Diploma in Law programme provides an insight into the legal system and valuable skills in legal research and writing. Read More
We provide a range of different programmes to suit the needs of every student who wishes to further their legal education. The study of legal policy and law in its political, economic and social context play a central role, as does commitment to biculturalism, to the rights of indigenous peoples and to the development of culturally proficient legal professionals. Read More
Law News & Events
Become a Law Student for a Day 31 Aug 2016
Join us at our Hamilton campus to experience a day in the life of a Waikato law student.
NZ Law Foundation Public Lecture by Professor Graham Virgo: Conscience in Equity: a new Utopia 16 Aug 2016
In 1516 Sir Thomas More published Utopia, which identifies an attractive vision of law and society. More helped to develop Equity as a mechanism to secure justice which was not provided through the rigid interpretation of the Common Law. Even though some commentators have predicted the death of Equity, by refocusing on the essence of conscience, the equitable jurisdiction can be reinvigorated and lead us to a new legal Utopia.
Margaret Wilson will present her thoughts of “How did we get the RMA?” Hear the story behind this Act and the struggle to retain its principles. Who were the key policy and political players? Come and learn about the process of policy making and law reform.
From Waikato to Cambodia, and the UN 11 Jul 2016
She started university when she was 16 years old. Now she’s off to Cambodia with a Prime Minister’s Scholarship for Asia (PMSA).
Waikato law students win Australian competition 11 Jul 2016
A team of law students from the University of Waikato has secured victory over the University of Canterbury, winning the Australian national negotiation competition in Hobart, Tasmania.