About the Law School

AUT's Bachelor of Laws and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) degrees have been developed in close consultation with the legal profession, business community, leading academics and other key stakeholders.

They meet all the New Zealand Council of Legal Education’s (CLE) educational requirements for admission as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and also satisfy the criteria laid down by the New Zealand Vice Chancellors’ Committee on University Academic Programmes for courses of study and accreditation.

Before graduates are eligible to gain admission as barristers and solicitors of the High Court of New Zealand they must complete a professional legal studies course.

About the degree

In addition to the compulsory papers prescribed by CLE our law degree includes Intellectual Property and Company Law as compulsory papers. 

We offer commercially focused electives such as Corporate Governance and Insurance Law as well as a wide range of other elective papers including Family Law, Employment Law, Sports Law, Wills and Estates and Media Law.

In a short period of time, we have established a strong reputation amongst the profession, judiciary and business and academic community as a quality and innovative provider of tertiary legal  education.  Graduates with a strong grounding in commercial law are greatly sought after by a wide range of employers in both the private and public sector. 

AUT law graduates have secured positions in most of the top New Zealand law firms, as well as positions of responsibility in business and government.

Hear from our recent graduates and current students. 

Last updated: 15-Jul-2014 2.32pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.