Become a Law Student for a Day

Come along to the University of Waikato and become a law student for a day with fellow Year 11,12 & 13 students!

If you want to be sure that law is the right path to take, this is the ideal day for you.

Please register below to attend the next Law Student for a Day event which will take place on 18 September 2019.

Please note: our August 7 event has been rescheduled to 18 September 2019

Date: 18 September 2019
Venue: Law Reception, Law Building, University of Waikato

Register Now - 18 September

We have prepared an exciting programme for you:




Welcome by the Faculty of Law - meet our staff and students


Qualifications we offer - how to choose between Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts with Law as a major, Diploma in Law


Morning tea


Legal skills workshop – witness examination


Tour of student accommodation – College Hall


Lunch at the College Hall


Law lecture: Your DNA is only a mouse click away: an introduction to the world of personal genomics and electronic contracts; by Senior Lecturer Andelka M. Phillips


Mooting demonstration (TBC)

2:30 - 3:00pm

Day finishes

School registration

If you are a school wanting to register a group of students for this event please contact us on or on 07 838 4167 ext. 6477.

Meet some of our law students

Aperahama Hurihanganui
Api is in his final year at Waikato, studying Law and Māori cultural studies. He’s one of the best mooters in New Zealand, and was a key contributor to Waikato winning back-to-back titles at the National Māori Moot competition. Api then went on to represent Te Piringa – Faculty of Law at the Te Hunga Roia Māori Conference (Maori Law Society) at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. Api has also completed a summer internship with Kahui Legal in Wellington, and is a Sir Edmund Hillary Scholar.

Courtney Grenfell
Courtney has recently completed her Law degree at Waikato, along with completing a Bachelor of Arts majoring in French. Her dream is to one day work for the United Nations (UN), and believes her time at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law has set her up with all the skills and knowledge she’ll need to make it happen. She liked the real-world applications of her law papers, including being taught how to negotiate, think critically and interview clients.

Shaymaa Arif
Shaymaa is currently studying Law and Social Sciences, and was recently selected as one of 12 New Zealand delegates to attend the Ship for World Youth (SWY) Programme in Japan. The programme brings together more than 240 youth leaders from 11 countries to study at discuss global issues. Shaymaa is heavily involved in promoting justice and peace in Middle Eastern countries, and was named as a finalist in the 2015 Waikato Women of Influence Awards. She’s involved in many student clubs at Waikato, and loves that everyone at Te Piringa – Faculty of Law is passionate about the law and passing on valuable knowledge and skills to future leaders.