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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

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.

Behind the Beltway with Māori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell 5 Aug 2016

Māori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell joins us to give off-the-cuff insights to how legislation is formed and the role public opinion plays in political decision making. He’ll also share with the audience perspectives on what happens behind the scenes in Parliament, and how the numbers game works under MMP.

How did we get the Resource Management Act? The Process of RMA Policy Making 27 Jul 2016

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).

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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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