Justine Patea

Justine Patea

Master of Laws student

Postgraduate study had long been on the cards, says Master of Laws student Justine Patea.

“I had contemplated doing postgraduate study in law for quite a while, but the timing had never been right.

“I’m passionate about people and criminal law, and am looking into working with my community in South Auckland. When I discovered AUT’s Master of Laws programme, I knew this was exactly what I was looking for.”

A wealth of expertise
Choosing to study law at AUT was an easy decision, Justine says.

“I chose AUT because it is known for having a wealth of criminal law expertise. I can see that AUT’s Master of Laws will be helpful when I submit applications for criminal law jobs in the future.”

Carefully consider your options for postgraduate study, Justine advises other students.

“My advice would be to make sure that you research the university you’re considering, and thoroughly review the papers available before making your decision. For my Master of Laws, I know that the papers I will be completing are specific to the work I’m looking to apply for, and are taught by the best in the business.”

Academic excellence and support
She would highly recommend AUT’s Master of Laws to others, Justine says.

“I would definitely recommend the Master of Laws at AUT because of the thorough introduction to the programme, the tenacity of the academic staff, and the extensive resources available for us to complete our research.”

The supportive and interactive learning environment is a highlight of Justine’s studies.

“I enjoy the small, intimate group in the Master of Laws, and like how approachable and supportive the academic staff at the AUT Law School are. I especially enjoy the block papers that are available for students like me who are working full-time and studying part-time.”