Interested in law and the legal system? Gain an understanding of New Zealand’s legal framework in less than a year.
The Certificate in Legal Studies offers an introduction to law in New Zealand and includes papers from the Bachelor of Laws. It's ideal for students who aren’t quite ready to commit to a full law degree or who have an overseas law degree and need to complete CLE’s requirements to practise law in New Zealand.
Subjects that develop a very good standard of reading, oral and written English.
To graduate with a Certificate in Legal Studies you must successfully complete 60 points from the Bachelor of Laws.
You complete the following papers:
If you need to complete papers required by the Council of Legal Education, you may complete Level 6 and Level 7 papers from the Bachelor of Laws.
Bachelor of Laws
The outcomes for graduates of the Certificate in Legal Studies are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.
The Certificate in Legal Studies prepares you for further study at undergraduate level.
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.