What do I need?

To practice law in New Zealand you must have completed:

You can then apply to be admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand.

Career Opportunities

As well as private legal practice law graduates are employed as solicitors, policy analysts, advisers and researchers in:

  • Government Departments and State Owned Enterprises
  • Accountancy Firms
  • Human Resource Management
  • Insurance Sector
  • Iwi Trust Boards and Iwi/Tribal Organisations
  • Community Organisations
  • Public Trust
  • Private Consultancy
  • Tax Consultancy
  • Union/Employer Organisations
  • Business Management - National and Multi-National Companies
  • Law Commission
  • Tertiary Institutions
  • Parliament
  • Environmental and Resource Management
  • Real Estate
  • Law Libraries
  • Information Technology/Law Consultancy
  • Publishing

Find more information about Practicing Law in New Zealand