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LLB Part I

All first year law applicants apply for:

  • The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Part I


  • Another degree programme for your non-law courses

If you have gained the University Entrance Standard and are admitted to another programme at this University you will be admitted to the LLB Part I.

If you are a graduate, or already enrolled in another University of Auckland bachelors programme, you will be admitted to LLB Part I.

Admission to a conjoint programme with Law requires a higher entry standard.

For information about the guaranteed entry scores and additional subject requirements, please refer to

Students usually take LAW 121G in semester one. If you gain a C+ or better in LAW 121G you can progress to LAW 131 in semester two.


Places in LLB Part II are limited and all applicants must go through a selection process. A maximum of 300 places will be available in 2014 for each of the LLB Part II courses. This allocation includes returning Part II students.
To be considered for selection into LLB Part II in 2014, applicants need to have:

  • Passed LAW 121G and LAW 131 (or their equivalents at another New Zealand law school) with at least a C+


  • Gained at least 90 points (or the equivalent) of non-law university degree courses

Selection for LLB Part II is based on the grades you achieve in LLB Part I. The Law GPA for 2014 will be calculated from the grades for LAW 121G and LAW 131 which will be weighted doubly, plus the best grades in the other university degree courses taken in the most recent year of fulltime study (or most recent years of study where the most recent year was not fulltime) amounting to 90 points. The Selection Committee meets in late December.

The overall average grade required for selection into LLB Part II can vary from year to year, depending on the number of applicants. In recent years the minimum grade required has been between a B+ (GPA 6.00) and A- (GPA 7.00).

Graduate Admission

If you are a graduate, you may be selected on the basis of your grades in LAW 121G and LAW 131, plus your best 90 points (or equivalent) from your most recent year of university study. Alternatively, if you demonstrate legal aptitude (eg, by having a good LSAT score) you can apply for admission to LLB Part I and LLB Part II concurrently. Graduates should consult one of the student advisers in the Faculty of Law.

Targeted admission schemes

Targeted admission schemes exist for Māori students, for Indigenous Pacific residents and for disabled students.
If you are a Māori student, an indigenous Pacific resident or disabled, have completed LLB Part I and believe you can achieve at least a C+ average, you will be encouraged to apply for LLB Part II.

The Selection Committee allocates the places with consideration given to academic criteria as well as information gathered in an interview.

All applicants under the targeted admission schemes must complete a separate questionnaire available from the Faculty of Law Student Centre. Māori students and indigenous Pacific residents must be available in mid-December for an interview by a Māori or Pacific panel. Disabled students must provide documentary evidence of their disability. For more information, contact the relevant adviser.

Pouawhina Māori
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88801

Pacific Students Academic Support Coordinator Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 85019

Disability Coordinators
Phone: +64 9 373 7599 ext 88808 or ext 87330

International students

The Faculty of Law welcomes applications to LLB Part I and LLB Part II from international students. Applications can be based on qualifications obtained outside New Zealand. International graduate applicants: refer information under Graduate Admission.

If you are an international student entering from an international education provider and English is not your first language, you will be required to submit proof of your english language proficiency. This can be in the form of an IELTS or TOEFL score. For the LLB Part I, an IELTS score of 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 is required, or some equivalent measure of English language proficiency.

For more details contact Auckland International:
Phone: +64 9 373 7513

Transferring students

If you are applying to transfer from another New Zealand law school you should contact the Faculty of Law Student Adviser.
Email:, or phone +64 9 923 8180

Transferring applicants and all graduates who have applied online for Law at The University of Auckland need to forward a photocopy of their academic transcripts to the Law Selection Committee by the end of November.
Address: Law Selection Committee, Faculty of Law, Private Bag 92019, Victoria Street West, Auckland 1142. If your results are not available by early December, you are asked to forward a photocopy of your previous years results to the Law Selection Committee as soon as they are available.

As part of the admission process, all transferring applicants are required to send the Admissions Office their official academic transcript, a certified copy of their birth certificate or passport and a passport-sized coloured photograph.

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