The academic rigour of the law degree, with its emphasis on the development of skills in critical analysis, logical reasoning, rational argument and outcome-oriented negotiation means there is a strong demand for law graduates who can apply these skills to a wide range of roles.
Many students now treat a law degree as a generic degree and it is estimated that around 50 percent of law graduates pursue careers outside the legal profession, in business, government and a wide range of other industries.
Law Graduate Career Opportunities include:
Students graduating with a bachelors or honours law degree from AUT University will:
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) will also have demonstrated that they possess the ability to undertake in-depth legal research by producing a substantial piece of well structured, coherent and clearly reasoned legal writing.
Law of Increasing Importance in the Business World
“Building a new law school and a new law degree at AUT is an exciting experience and has coincided with commercial law and policy assuming an even more vital role in society. The operation and inter-relationship between financial institutions in the global economy have been called into question and these relationships are being pushed towards radical regulatory reform.
Similar reappraisals are underway in the fields of environmental law, resource management, taxation, corporate governance and competition policy. It is AUT Law School’s aim to give students a thorough grounding in the law as it is, as well as equip them with the ability to predict and adapt to future legal developments.”
Professor Louise Longdin, Professor of Law, Director of Postgraduate Programmes in Law and Taxation and Director of the Board of Competition Law and Policy Institute of New Zealand