Faculty of Law, University of Otago was established in 1873 making it the first Law Faculty in New Zealand. It is just two years after the University itself opened. Today the Faculty of Law has 26 full time teaching staff, drawn from seven different countries, 12 part time teaching staff and the equivalent of approximately 800 full time students, the majority from outside the immediate region. From the beginning, the Faculty has been home to many prominent New Zealanders, including Ethel Benjamin, the first women to be admitted (in 1896) to the Bar in New Zealand and the Commonwealth.
In the past decade alone, Otago has produced ten Rhodes Scholars, more than any other faculty or school in any discipline in any other university in New Zealand. The Law Faculty is a leader in legal research in New Zealand. It ranked first in the recent New Zealand Government ranking of research performance in New Zealand universities. Academics at the Law Faculty include prominent scholars of legal history, philosophy, health law and bioethics, environmental law, international law and many other fields.
Why Choose Faculty of Law, University of Otago?
- Achieving research excellence
- Achieving excellence in research informed teaching
- Ensuring outstanding campus environments and student experience
- Contributing to the national good and to international progress
- Strengthening external engagement
- Building and sustaining capacity
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Student Life at Faculty of Law, University of Otago -
UniCol is famous for its extensive social and activity calendar. The students' executive and the University College staff organize a varied program of social events during the year, beginning with a packed calendar during orientation week. Themed parties, the annual ski trip, the UniCol Ball and sporting and cultural interchanges with other colleges all feature on the University College yearly calendar.