AUT University's law degree is distinctive. It goes several steps beyond the generally prescribed curriculum for Law Degrees in New Zealand by including, in its core curriculum, compulsory papers in intellectual property and company law. This solid foundation enables students to study particular areas of commercial law in depth in their electives such as:
Law graduates with a strong grounding in commercial law are now greatly sought after by a wide range of employers in the private sector. These include: law and accounting firms; banks; financial advisers; patent attorneys; and large corporates.
Graduates can also pursue a public sector career with regulatory agencies such as: the Commerce or Securities Commissions; the Inland Revenue Department; and the Economic Development and Foreign Affairs Ministries.
Commercial Law Advice Vital in Daily Business
“Commercial law and subjects such as taxation are particularly relevant in today’s business environment. In almost every business transaction commercial legal advice of some sort is needed. Graduates do not necessarily have to join a law firm but may go into industry or work for government or non-governmental organisations. Research in taxation and economics can assist Government in macroeconomic policy making, which is especially important in the economic conditions we face today.”
Dr Chris Ohms, Professor of Law and Taxation