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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.

Top law man joining Waikato 29 Jun 2016

Recently retired Senior Court of Appeal judge and president of the New Zealand Law Commission, Sir Grant Hammond, has a new job. He’s joining Te Piringa Faculty of Law on a part-time basis as a Professor of Judicial Studies.

New Chairperson of Te Piringa – Faculty of Law 1 Jun 2016

The Director of Clinical Legal Education, Ms Cheryl Green has been appointed Chairperson of Te Piringa - Faculty of Law.

Waikato University's Law Faculty celebrates 2015 staff research awards 26 May 2016

The Faculty's most outstanding law scholars were recognised and celebrated at a staff event on 26 May.

Winners of the Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing Competition 2016 1 May 2016

Waikato students Emma Speakman and Talia Powell win the Russell McVeagh Client Interviewing Competition 2016.

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Success Stories

Joshua Nyika, Bachelor of Laws (LLB)

Joshua Nyika: I have two passions in life – law and boxing. Law interests me because it reflects the will of society (unlike the laws of physics, and biology). Law is designed by people to serve people. I also think a law degree is very versatile. Read More

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Student Profiles

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