Equity in our faculty

The Auckland Law School is committed to promoting, developing and monitoring equity policies and best practices for all our students and staff. We aim to encourage and provide an inclusive and supportive environment and equal opportunities for staff and students from all backgrounds. Our targeted admissions schemes for Māori, Pacific, those from low socio-economic backgrounds and those from refugee backgrounds, and the associated support programmes, are an important part of this.

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Associate Dean Equity

Associate Professor Hanna Wilberg

Contact details
Building 803, Room 3.05
17 Eden Crescent

Phone: +64 9 923 4232
Email: h.wilberg@auckland.ac.nz



LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex)

The Auckland Law School is committed to celebrating our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex students and staff.

If you would like to discuss any LGBTI issues please contact the Associate Dean Equity above, Professor Ron Paterson or Professor Jane Kelsey are also able to assist. There is also a  Student Academic and Support Adviser (Undergraduate and Equity).

Rainbow law is the student association within Law School that represents Rainbow students. We are an open group that doesn't require sign up and welcomes allies as well as community members. We hold a range of events throughout the year. If you want to find out more about us, check out our Facebook page Rainbow Law or send an email to rainbowlaw@auckland.ac.nz


Students with disabilities

The Auckland Law School is committed to providing equal opportunities for all students and staff, and therefore provides services for students with disabilities to enable them to participate fully in University life.

If you have a disability, please contact the Student Academic and Support Adviser (Undergraduate and Equity) and Student Disability Services in the first instance, and you may also contact the Faculty Adviser for Equity. We want to hear from you if you have a physical, mental or learning disability, either permanent or temporary.  If you are a current law student with a disability and would like support with your learning, please contact the Faculty Adviser for Students with Disabilities.


Māori student support

The Auckland Law School is committed to supporting Māori students achieve academic excellence. Information here will help keep you informed of workshops, social events and the support available.

Pacific student support

The Auckland Law School is dedicated to advancing academic excellence and is committed to supporting its Pacific students in achieving this.

Click here for more information.

Students from a low socio-economic background

If you are a student from a low socio-economic background, there is a range of support available to you.

Socio-economic background takes account of social and economic factors including parents’ educational qualifications, parents’ occupations, household income, the level of reliance on government income support and the level of household overcrowding.

If this is you, contact the Associate Dean Equity or our Student Academic and Support Adviser (Undergraduate and Equity). There's also some great information on the central University site

Students from a refugee background

If you come from a refugee background and you'd like to talk to someone or seek information, contact the Associate Dean Equity. There is also information available on the central University website. You can also contact the Auckland Law School Student Academic and Support Adviser (Undergraduate and Equity).

For more information on support offered at the Auckland Law School please visit the Personal Support webpage.

Click here for a full list of Faculty Advisers.