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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    Congratulations to our Stout Shield winners
    19 May 2017
    Congratulations to law students Jessica Palairet and James Rankin, who have won the 2017 Stout Shield.
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    Lawyer embarks on Olympic bid
    12 May 2017
    Auckland Law School alumnus Antonio Cozzolino has traded his business suit for a wetsuit, in a bid to follow his dreams of competing at the 2020 Olympics games, in the sport of windsurfing.
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    Call for UN Nation States to be Earth trustees
    09 May 2017
    An environmental law expert and academic from the University of Auckland is calling for the United Nations to adopt the idea of Earth trusteeship to protect the planet from further environmental degradation.
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    Auckland success at Jessup Moot
    04 May 2017
    The University of Auckland has represented New Zealand at the Philip C Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition in Washington DC, with the team claiming four awards and one of its members named overall best speaker at the competition.