Auckland Law School

Welcome to the Auckland Law School


Welcome to New Zealand's largest law faculty. Law at Auckland is challenging, exciting and taught by some of the best-known legal scholars in the country. We teach students how to think critically, how to analyse and to persuade by logical argument.

We are the top-ranked law school in New Zealand and one of the best law schools in the world, ranked 36 globally according to QS in 2017.

Am I an international student?

You are an international student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia.

What can I study?

Future undergraduates can apply for LLB Part I or LLB Part II. You may be able to take an approved combination of two degrees as part of a conjoint programme. Overseas law graduates wishing to practise law in New Zealand can study courses as recommended by the New Zealand Council of Legal Education (NZCLE) through the Graduate Diploma in Law or Graduate Certificate in Law.

For postgraduate students we offer taught and research programmes in Masters in Law for the following specialisations - Commercial and Corporate Law, Public Law, Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, International Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

The faculty also offers Master of Legal Studies and Master of Taxation Studies. Students can also apply to undertake their PhD.

  • Programmes

    Find out what you can study as an undergraduate student at the Auckland Law School

  • Tuition fees and costs

    All the information you need about fees and costs as an international student, including information about living costs in New Zealand.

  • Scholarships

    There are many scholarships open to international students. See which ones you qualify for.

  • English language requirements

    The University of Auckland sets standards for English language proficiency for admission to the University for international applicants.

  • How to apply

    To become a student at the University you must apply for admission, and accept an offer of place into a programme. Once you have applied for admission, you can apply for student accommodation and scholarships.

  • Our students and alumni

    We've had undergraduate and postgraduate students from around the world study with us. Find out a little about some of their experiences.

  • Contacts

    We've got lots of support and advice available. If you've got questions, you can email us for a personal response.