Program Overview

Assessed by Lawyers & Judges
Lawyers and judges will be involved in teaching and assessing your law assignments and will provide you with valuable feedback. This sort of contact with the profession will stand you in good stead when you come to apply for a full-time job.


Practical experience
At Waikato, you’ll get to practice skills you need to succeed in the profession – whether it’s interviewing a client, making a case in court, negotiating a settlement for a client, or drafting a required contract to perfect a merger.


You’ll analyse how law operates in local, national and global contexts and learn to consider the business practices of financial markets, corporations, national and local government, trusts and iwi.


Hamilton NZNew Zealand

  Course Duration

48 Months

  Tuition Fee

NZ$ 32,730


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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You can study a broad range of optional law papers including:

  • Advocacy
  • Competition law
  • Corporate securities and finance
  • Employment law
  • Environmental law
  • Family law
  • Human rights
  • Intellectual property
  • International trade
  • Law and information technology
  • Māori land law
  • Mediation
  • Natural resources law
  • Public international law
  • The Treaty of Waitangi in contemporary Aotearoa / New Zealand

There are two intakes for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) - in February and July each year.


To enrol in the Bachelor of Laws programme, you need to have gained University Entrance as well as satisfy additional requirements for entry to Law.


Additional Requirements for Entry to Law
NCEA Level 3 Certificate endorsed with Merit or Excellence
NCEA Level 3 and 18 or more Level 3 credits in a single literacy-rich subject (listed below), which may be included in NCEA Level 3.


History of Art, History, Health Education, Economics, Classical Studies, Business Studies, Drama, Biology, Earth and Space Science, Agriculture & Horticulture, Home Economics, English, Geography, Religious Studies, Social Studies, Te Reo Maori, Education, Latin, Media Studies


The Admissions Committee considers all applications on a case-by-case basis. You'll need to support your application with academic achievement, work experience, school and community involvement outlined in a written statement. Your personal statement should be up to 300 words.

The cost of studying at University of Waikato varies largely depending on the type of university and the degree chosen. More often than not, humanities, arts, and education courses are less expensive than degrees in medical, engineering, or management. Furthermore, students who choose to study at the postgraduate level typically pay higher tuition fees, which again vary depending on the programme chosen.

Most universities provide scholarships or financial aid to students in order to help them offset their tuition costs. Students should be aware that additional course fees and incidental expenses may not be included in tuition. On average, international students can expect to pay NZ$32,730 annually, to study in University of Waikato.

  • Solicitor
  • Barrister
  • Judge
  • Policy Analyst & Advisor
  • Board Member for Iwi or other organisations
  • Legal scholar
  • Politician
  • Business owner
  • Human Resource personnel
  • Mediator and Negotiator
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