Welcome to New Zealand's leading law school


Offering the largest range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in New Zealand, the Auckland Law School is ranked among the best law schools in the world.

Why study at Auckland Law School

Auckland Law School graduates are highly sought after. Our high entry standards, excellent teaching and wealth of student opportunities prepare our graduates for exciting legal, professional and academic careers.

Our Research Culture

With New Zealand’s largest community of legal academics, the Auckland Law School has leaders in Corporate and Commercial Law, Public and International Law, and all other major areas of the law, attracting research students from around the world.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

We have exciting new fellowship and scholarship opportunities available for our PhD candidates. Find out why studying for a PhD at the Auckland Law School is a great choice if you want to progress your career - or just deepen your knowledge.

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    Success at Asia-Pacific mediation competition
    21 July 2017
    A team from the Auckland Law School placed second overall at the inaugural International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Australia Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition, held in Melbourne earlier this month.
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    Tackling global business in Hong Kong
    20 July 2017
    When student Alex Churchill joined a team from the University of Auckland taking part in the HSBC/HKU Asia Pacific Business Case Competition in Hong Kong, he did not know the impact it would have on his future.
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    Students excel in Asia Pacific Business Case Competition
    18 July 2017
    A team from the University of Auckland has triumphed at the world’s largest business case competition in Hong Kong.
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    Student on a mission
    17 July 2017
    Lafoai Luaitalo knows first-hand how life-changing some opportunities can be.

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    Student lecture - Solicitor-General (Faculty of Law events) Event as iCalendar
    28 July 2017
    In this student lecture, Solicitor-General Una Jagose QC will talk about the sometimes twisting path that has brought her to Solicitor-General, what insights she has gained along the way and what vision she has for serving the Crown, the rule of law and the people of New Zealand.
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    3 Minute Thesis heats Event as iCalendar
    31 July 2017
    Registration for the Open Heat of the 3 Minute Thesis competition is now open - and if you are a Postgraduate Law student, we'd love you enter. The event will take place on Monday 31 July.
  • New Zealand and the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty (Faculty of Law events, Public lectures) Event as iCalendar
    02 August 2017, 6pm
    On 7 July 2017, New Zealand was among 122 states to vote for the adoption of a new Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty. Why was New Zealand such a strong supporter of this process? What does the future look like now? Join Lyndon Burford and Treasa Dunworth, to hear their thoughts and reflections.
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    Private Law Remedies: Foundations, Scope, and Structure (Faculty of Law events, Lectures) Event as iCalendar
    04 August 2017
    The Auckland Law School and AUT Law School present the 2017 Law Foundation Visiting Fellow, Professor Stephen Smith from McGill University.