Te Piringa Faculty of Law

Why study Law?

Study in one of the leading law schools in New Zealand. Look deeper to find out why laws are made, who made them, how they work and how to change them.

The Bachelor of Laws degree is the professional qualification and pathway to legal practice and to a wide range of other career options for law graduates in business, non-governmental organisations and public service.

Top 251-300 according to the 2023 QS Subject rankings
Commitment to research
Real admission to the LLB; colleagues not competitors
Learn from award winning professors

Study Law at the University of Waikato

Law Student for a Day

Are you curious about pursuing a career in law? Experience firsthand what it is like to be a law student at the University of Waikato at the next Law Student for a Day event that will take place in 2024.

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Undergraduate Programmes

All our undergraduate degrees in Law can be studied in Hamilton, Tauranga and/or online.

6 reasons to study with us

  1. Waikato provides guaranteed entry into Law 2

    Based on academic merit for all students who pass their Law 1 exams

  2. Te Ao Māori concepts

    Waikato is unique in embedding Te Ao Māori concepts (including tikanga Māori) in all Law papers

  3. Guaranteed entry into LLB Hons

    For students who achieve an A–GPA

  4. Future employability

    Waikato is unique in its commitment to the future employability of our students by offering papers in key areas of legal practice identified by the New Zealand Law Society every year

  5. Qualified arbitrators and mediators upon graduation

    Waikato LLB students qualify as arbitrators and mediators (AMNIZ) on graduation

  6. LLB double major degree

    Waikato is the only New Zealand law school to offer the LLB double major degree

Quality of training

Experience a modern approach to studying law that is critical to a successful law graduate in today’s rapidly changing world.

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Postgraduate Programmes

All our postgraduate degrees in Law can be studied in Hamilton, Tauranga and/or online.

For practicing lawyers our LLM degree satisfies the requirements for New Zealand Law Society CPD points.

The Master of Legal Studies (MLS) degree is for graduates with no prior legal study. It is designed for professionals who wish to add advanced studies in Law as part of their skill set. This degree emphasises creativity, communication, critical analysis, applied knowledge and problem solving in a variety of specialist disciplines.

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Te Piringa Faculty of Law 30th Anniversary

Te Piringa Faculty of Law is immensely proud to be celebrating its 30 year anniversary, and 30 years of New Frontiers