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.

Dip Law

Our Diploma in Law (2years fulltime) provides a way for students to study Law in a staged way to graduate with our Diploma or transfer to our degree programs in Law

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BA in Law

Our BA in Law degree (3year program) is designed for students who are interested in Law as part of their career path but who do not wish to qualify as Lawyers

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Our Bachelor of Laws degree (4years fulltime or 4.5years with Honours) qualifies students to practice as New Zealand Lawyers

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MLS - New in 2021

Our Master of Legal Studies degree (1.5years fulltime including Honours) is designed for professionals who wish to add advanced studies in Law as part of their skill set

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Our Master of Laws degree (1year fulltime including Honours) enables LLB graduates and New Zealand Lawyers to add specialist studies in Law to their skill set & earn NZLS CPD points

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PhD in Law

Our PhD in Law degree provides the opportunity to undertake cutting-edge research supervised by world-leading legal experts

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Grad Dip Law

Our Graduate Diploma in Law (2years fulltime) provides overseas Lawyers with the pathway to qualify as New Zealand Lawyers

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Grad Dip DR

Our unique Graduate Diploma in Dispute Resolution provides the pathway for graduates to qualify as AMINZ registered arbitrators and mediators

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Emeritus Professors

Four leading academics awarded the title of Emeritus Professor

The University of Waikato has proudly awarded four academics, the Hon. Margaret Wilon, Peter Kamp, Ernie Kalnins and Anne McKim, with the title of Emeritus Professor for their exemplary work in their respective fields, as well as their outstanding contributions to the community.

  • ALPSSGRAD 2020 - Graduate and Postgraduate Conference

    Date Wednesday 4 - Thursday 5 November 2020
    Time 9am (Wednesday 4 November) - 5pm (Thursday 5 November)
    Location Zoom

    Come along to the ALPSSGRAD 2020 Graduate and Postgraduate Conference where students from across New Zealand come together to share their ideas and research in a supportive, professional and congenial…

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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