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.

Leaders in Law

Our newest appointment to the academic staff is Dr Jane Norton, who joins us from the United Kingdom where she completed her doctorate at Balliol College, Oxford as a Clarendon Scholar and was then a lecturer at the Birmingham Law School.

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    Law School to launch new ICT Law Centre
    25 July 2016
    On Thursday the New Zealand Centre for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Law will be officially launched at the Law School, at the University of Auckland.
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    Professor awarded Doctorate from Cambridge
    18 July 2016
    Professor Craig Elliffe has been awarded a Doctorate from the University of Cambridge for his “significant contribution to scholarship".
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    Law School scoops Legal Research Foundation's Awards
    30 June 2016
    The high standard of legal research and writing at the Auckland Law School has been recognised with staff and students winning all four categories of this year’s Legal Research Foundation awards for excellence in legal writing.
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    Outstanding scholars honoured
    27 June 2016
    Two outstanding legal scholars from Auckland Law School have been honoured with inaugural research awards by the faculty.