About Te Piringa - Faculty of Law

Naumai, Haere Mai ki Te Piringa, te wāhanga ture o Te Whare Wānanga o Waikato. Welcome to Te Piringa Faculty of Law at the University of Waikato.

Founded in 1991, Te Piringa Faculty of Law is now one of New Zealand / Aotearoa’s leading law schools, and is consistently ranked highly internationally and nationally. The Faculty was established upon three core principles: professionalism, biculturalism, and the study of law in context. These founding principles continue to be deeply embedded throughout all our Law programmes, and equip our graduates with a unique and powerful set of skills and strengths. Our students are given the very best grounding in the law, along with a deep understanding of professionalism, biculturalism, and a study of how the law operates in the wider context. Our highly sought after graduates are fully prepared for the complete range of legal and other opportunities – both in Aotearoa / New Zealand as well as abroad. Read full Dean's Welcome »

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A modern Law Faculty

Te Piringa – Faculty of Law is one of New Zealand’s leading law schools.

Founded in 1991, the faculty was built upon three core principles; professionalism, biculturalism and the study of law in context. These principles guide our teaching and research, resulting in Te Piringa being one of the leading law schools in New Zealand.

Meet some of our renowned legal experts and strong industry connections, and successful graduates who wouldn’t study law anywhere else.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree is recognised for professional purposes by the Council of Legal Education and its standards are moderated by the Council and by external assessment among the New Zealand law schools. In its compulsory papers the Waikato programme goes beyond the minimum core requirements of the Council of Legal Education. The syllabus of the LLB is regularly reviewed and updated to provide you with greater choice of elective subjects.

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We also offer a wide array of postgraduate degree programmes that are taught through small seminars or by supervised research.

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Committed Staff at Waikato

The Faculty's teaching staff are dedicated to providing you with an exciting learning experience as well as maintaining very active research programs in which they are contributing to the advancement of society. The link below will bring you to our current legal research report that outlines the research achievements of Te Piringa - Faculty of Law and provides a useful summary of staff and their respective areas of expertise. In addition, each staff member has a distinct web page that addresses personal interests, research projects, publications and activities beneficial to the broader community.

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