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About Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

Welcome to Te Piringa - Faculty of Law and the University of Waikato. Nau mai, haere mai ki Te Wāhanga Ture me te Whare Wānanga o Waikato.

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. I, along with all of my talented colleagues, look forward to welcoming you to Te Piringa - Faculty of Law in the future. Read full Dean's Welcome »


Undergraduate Handbook

Postgraduate Handbook


A modern Law Faculty

Te Piringa – Faculty of Law is New Zealand’s leading law school.

Founded in 1991, the faculty was built upon three core principles; professionalism, biculturalism and the study of law in context. These principles guide our teaching and research, resulting in Te Piringa being ranked in the top 200 law schools in the world.

Meet some of our renowned legal experts and strong industry connections, and successful graduates who wouldn’t study law anywhere else.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is recognised for professional purposes by the Council of Legal Education and its standards are moderated by the Council and by external assessment among the New Zealand law schools. In its compulsory papers the Waikato programme goes beyond the minimum core requirements of the Council of Legal Education. The syllabus of the LLB is regularly reviewed and updated to provide you with greater choice of elective subjects.

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We also offer a wide array of postgraduate degree programmes that are taught through small seminars or by supervised research.

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Committed Staff at Waikato

The Faculty's teaching staff are dedicated to providing you with an exciting learning experience as well as maintaining very active research programs in which they are contributing to the advancement of society. The link below will bring you to our current legal research report that outlines the research achievements of Te Piringa - Faculty of Law and provides a useful summary of staff and their respective areas of expertise. In addition, each staff member has a distinct web page that addresses personal interests, research projects, publications and activities beneficial to the broader community.

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