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 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.
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.
Tightening New Zealand gun laws 29 Sep 2016
University of Waikato Law Professor Al Gillespie has been advising MPs on the need for stricter gun laws in New Zealand.
Long-serving judge Sir Ron Young says the right to a fair trial in New Zealand is being undermined in a variety of ways.
Faculty welcomes new academic Sean Goltz 1 Sep 2016
Sean Goltz will be teaching accross the core Bachelor of Laws curriculum and specialist Cyber and New Technology papers.
Al talks to MPs about gun laws in New Zealand 26 Aug 2016
Prof Gillespie visits Parliament in Wellington to talk to a select committee about gun laws and gun control in New Zealand.