Faculty of Law, University of Waikato was established in 1990 and adopted the principles of professionalism, biculturalism and the study of law in context. The challenge for the Faculty now is to interpret each of these against a background of social and economic change. They are committed to professionalism and are constantly thinking what this entails in the light of developments such as the communications revolution, globalization and the changing market for legal services. Biculturalism remains a foundational principle of the Law Faculty with the challenge being to further a bicultural goal within an increasingly multicultural society.
The focus on law in context reflects a broad approach to legal education, enabling their graduates to assume a leadership role in practice, in industry, and in the development of public policy. Their commitment is also to encourage the development of a truly indigenous New Zealand jurisprudence in which the best of Maori and common law traditions inspire how law evolves to meet both new and old challenges as they go forward in the 21st Century.
Campus nof Faculty of Law, University of Waikato –
Waikato has the most beautiful campus in the country. All their first-class facilities are in one location, building a strong sense of community. Students will find Waikato has a laid-back and easy atmosphere.
Why Choose Faculty of Law, University of Waikato?
- A legal education that is relevant to today's world
- Quality professional training
- Commitment to research
- Individualized and on-going support
- All the compulsory core papers required by the NZ Council of Legal Education
- A broad range of optional papers
- Theoretical knowledge and practical skills in mediation, negotiation and client interviewing
- Compulsory papers in Jurisprudence and Corporate Entities
- Specialist optional paper 'Advocacy'
- An honors program
Facilities at Faculty of Law, University of Waikato –
- Computer Facilities
- Disability Services
Student Life at Faculty of Law, University of Waikato –
Students are supported through a range of services and excellent pastoral care and the size means with student’s names, and not numbers. From student academic support to on-site health services, counseling and budgeting help. Their commitment is to support students through university.