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.

Law News & Events

Are New Zealand's new COVID-19 laws and powers really a step towards a police state? 20 May 2020

Reaction to the New Zealand government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and resultant lockdown has ranged from high praise to criticism that its actions were illegal and its management chaotic.

Five ways New Zealanders’ lives and liberties will be heavily controlled, even after lockdown eases 17 Apr 2020

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced details of the next stage of lockdown, but New Zealanders won’t know until Monday when the country moves out of strict level 4 conditions.

As NZ goes into lockdown, authorities have new powers to make sure people obey the rules 25 Mar 2020

From midnight on Wednesday, New Zealand will go into lockdown for four weeks, with only essential services like supermarkets and pharmacies remaining open.

New Dean of Law at the University of Waikato 18 Mar 2020

Professor Alpana Roy has joined the University of Waikato as Dean, Te Piringa Faculty of Law.

Success Stories

Zac Katene, Bachelor of Law (Hons) / Bachelor of Management Studies (Hons)

For the fifth year in a row, a Waikato University law student has won the national Kaupapa Māori Moot competition.

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