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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

New scholarship for Waikato-Tainui law students 7 Aug 2018

Waikato-Tainui and commercial law firm Simpson Grierson have announced a new scholarship to support law students at the University of Waikato.

Choosing your Optional Legal Papers In the Environmental, Resources and Energy Field 1 Aug 2018

Students considering their optional law papers at the 400 level will get a chance to learn more about papers in the environmental, resources and energy law field with a special presentation by lecturers at Te Piringa - Faculty of Law. The event will be held on Wednesday 1 August at 1.00pm in MSB 1.37.

Waikato student wins Emerging Leaders Award 27 Jul 2018

Kaylee Bird took out the top law prize at the New Zealand Emerging Leaders Awards this month. Competing against the country’s top emerging leaders in the profession, she says it was a “real honour” to have her leadership skills recognised.

Between a rock and a hard place: Are we asking too much of the International Criminal Court? 12 Jul 2018

Every decision the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor takes is contested - too soft or too hard on States; politically motivated or naïve about the political implications of her decisions; favoring the powerful States or not taking their interests seriously enough. Join Professor Tim McCormack for a special seminar for Faculty of Law staff and Students that delves into these issues and more.

Success Stories

Saska Hayes, Master of Laws (LLM)

New Zealand’s refugee quota policies are falling short, according to Saska Hayes, who has just graduated with her Master of Laws.

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