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 range of careers 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.
We provide a range of programmes to suit those who wish 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 the development of culturally proficient legal professionals.
As off end of business on Friday 10 March, you will no longer be able to change your tutorials online. If your circumstances change and you need to change the tutorial time please fill in the Change of Tutorial Form providing all relevant details.
Please note that tutorial times are filled on first come first served basis and it is not always possible to accommodate all students.
Public Lecture by Justice Christian Whata 26 Apr 2017
"The I, the Kua and the Ka of biculturalism and the law" The Honourable Justice Christian Whata will be on campus in late April
NZ's refugee quota policies falling short 12 Dec 2016
New Zealand’s refugee quota policies are falling short, according to a Waikato University masters student.
Waikato wins national Māori Moot, again 7 Dec 2016
For the fifth year in a row, a Waikato University law student has won the national Kaupapa Māori Moot competition.
Academic strives to close justice gap 26 Oct 2016
A Waikato University law academic’s proposal to establish an online court and further increase the monetary threshold of disputes tribunals could enable more Kiwis who are unable to afford legal representation to secure access to justice.
Ten law students off to Asia 15 Oct 2016
Ten University of Waikato law students have won more than $100,000 in Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia (PMSA) to study in Vietnam.