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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...


Undergraduate Study

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

Postgraduate Study

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

Leading the charge. EVs on campus 14 Apr 2016

A fleet of electric vehicles was parked-up on campus last week, providing an opportunity for staff and students to view and then learn about the different vehicles’ capabilities.

Law Student wins doctoral scholarship 5 Apr 2016

PhD student Adrienne Paul is the recipient of the Waikato University Doctoral Scholarship worth $66,000 over three years.

Electric Vehicle Policy: New Zealand in a Comparative Context 1 Mar 2016

Professor Barry Barton has teamed up with Dr Peter Schütte from Bremen University to write this new research report. The report analyses the laws and policy measures that can be put in place to encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the light vehicle fleet.

Tauranga solicitor shows it's never too late 23 Feb 2016

For 15 years John Delaney woke up every morning and asked himself, "am I following my passion?"

UN Ambassador to New Zealand Mark Gilbert speaks at annual Krinock Lecture 2 Feb 2016

Mark Gilbert, United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa was a guest speaker at the 2016 Krinock lecture held at the University of Waikato on 2 February.

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Success Stories

Angela Vanderwee, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (LLB(Hons))

Angela Vanderwee is one of six law students from around New Zealand selected for a two-year term as a judge's clerk at the Auckland High Court. Read More

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