The Auckland Law School has leaders in many areas of law. Research and teaching subject groups include the following:
Corporate and Commercial Law
The Faculty of Law is home to the Research Centre for Business Law, which includes members of the Department of Commercial Law as well as the Faculty of Law.
Constitutional, Administrative and Other Public Law
The faculty has a core group of public lawyers, and also attracts visits from leading public law scholars from around the world.
International and Comparative Law
We have been developing strong international and comparative law programmes since the mid 1990s.
Criminal Law and Justice
The Faculty of Law has always had a strong focus on criminal law and justice, and continues to be New Zealand’s leading faculty in this area.
Land and Environmental Law
Auckland Law School has one of the world’s largest land and environmental law programmes with courses offered at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Family and Relationships Law
The Faculty of Law has a strong portfolio of teaching and research in litigation, dispute resolution, family and relationships law and policy.
Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Law
The Law Faculty has extensive expertise in the law as it relates to Māori, Pacific and Indigenous peoples.
Contract, Torts, Equity and Private Law
From doctrinal analysis to policy debate to theoretical foundations, this faculty maintains its well-deserved reputation for scholarship on the law of private obligations.
Legal History and Theory
The faculty has long been home to leading scholars in both legal history and legal theory. With the recent arrival of exciting younger scholars in these areas, that tradition looks set to continue.
The Nin Tomas Indigenous Peoples and the Law Group
The Nin Tomas Indigenous peoples and the law group includes academics engaged in research, teaching and outreach related to Indigenous peoples and the law.
International Commercial and Private International Law
The Faculty of Law has several experts in the field of international commercial and private law.
Academic staff specialisations
A general list of academic research expertise