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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

Future-proofed complex replaces four buildings 26 Jan 2016

New and returning law and management students at the University of Waikato will arrive to a new, state-of-the-art facility in February.

Waikato hosts US law students 12 Jan 2016

Eight American law students are studying at the University of Waikato from 5 January to 19 February 2016 as part of a foreign study programme.

A fond farewell to Sue Tappenden 18 Dec 2015

Long-serving senior lecturer Sue Tappenden is retiring from Te Piringa – Faculty of Law after 15 years of service. Her final day as a full-time senior lecturer is Friday, 18 December.

Waikato professor and alumnus win prestigious law awards 13 Dec 2015

A Te Piringa – Faculty of Law professor and alumnus were presented with prestigious awards at the New Zealand Law Foundation 2015 Annual Awards in Wellington this month.

Waikato's first international postgraduate law conference 26 Nov 2015

The Law, Policy and Justice Organising Committee, consisting of Professor Neil Boister and PhD students Rogena Sterling, Marium Jabyn, Adrienne Paul and Giulia Dondoli, undertook a bold move by changing the annual post-graduate conference to an international event.


Success Stories

Natalie Foster, Bachelor of Arts / Bachelor of Laws (Hons)

Natalie Foster 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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