For the people who just need one chance at greatness

For the people who only need one shot at greatness

Nau mai, 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.

The study and practice of law is exciting, challenging and extremely rewarding. The Bachelor of Laws degree is the professional qualification and pathway to legal practice and to a wide range of other career options for law graduates in business, non-governmental organizations and public service. A degree in law can open the door to many opportunities in Aotearoa/New Zealand as well as abroad.

Drive change in our society

Gain the skills and knowledge that meet the high demands of a wide range of careers, both inside and outside the legal profession.

Bachelor of Laws
Bachelor of Arts - Law as a major
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The power of language - He mana tō te reo

Te Piringa – Faculty of Law supports the use of te reo and the teaching of Maori customary law. We are committed to fostering Māori, Pacific Island and indigenous issues within the context of the Treaty of Waitangi partnership principle.

Become an active citizen

University of Waikato students are tackling some of the world’s biggest issues. Law and Social Sciences student Shaymaa Arif talks about the state of her home in the Middle East and what she’s doing to help.

Why study with us?

Learn from award winning professors

Real admission to the LLB; colleagues not competitors

Commitment to research


Emerging climate policies to affect the producers of oil, gas, and coal

A University of Waikato expert in energy law and mining says countries producing fossil fuels have no guarantee of a market for their products as the world addresses climate change.

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The law is clear - border testing is enforceable. So why did New Zealand's quarantine system break down?

The anger and frustration at New Zealand’s border quarantine failure have been palpable.

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The state removal of Māori children from their families is a wound that won't heal - but there is a way forward

Too many New Zealand children are born into a state of crisis, as two recent and damning reports have shown.

The Māori Inquiry into Oranga Tamariki (Ministry for Children) was one of five inquiries launched after a media investigation into the attempted “uplift” of a newborn baby from its mother at a maternity ward in May 2019. The inquiry report stated:

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