Welcome to Te Piringa Faculty of Law

PLEASE NOTE: In 2023 all papers offered by the Faculty of Law will be available via flexi-learning, i.e when a lecture is presented in person it will simultaneously be available for students to connect to via Zoom, and that session will be recorded and made available to students if they can't connect to the lecture when it is presented.  Also at least one live tutorial/workshop, if that is part of the paper learning, will be made available to students to participate online.

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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Doctor of Juridical Science (SJD)

Structured approach to doctoral work that is designed to achieve mastery of content, acquisition of skills and the development of attributes appropriate to senior positions in academia, law, and related professions.

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Waikato Students’ Union (WSU) president Lushomo Thebe at graduation day.

WSU leader celebrates her graduation

October 16 was an important day for Waikato Students’ Union (WSU) president Lushomo Thebe. It was the day, after five years of study, when the 23-year-old walked across the stage at The Pā to graduate with her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business degrees.

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