Partner with AUT’s Law School

The AUT Law School is dedicated to deepening links with law practice, the community and our alumni to enhance the student experience and inform our research and its application.

With bases in the heart of Auckland’s bustling CBD and at the modern South Campus in Manukau, the AUT Law School offers a distinctive, professionally focused legal education that combines theory and law practice, is staffed by a team of respected, dynamic, motivated, and supportive lecturers, and producing graduates who are quickly becoming highly sought after by law firms and other employers.

Why partner with the AUT Law School

  • Draw on the expertise of our people and high-quality research that has impact
  • Raise student and staff awareness of your organisation and brand
  • Gain access to high-calibre graduates and students
  • Shape the future leaders of New Zealand in the evolving fields of business and law
  • Collaborate with staff and students on projects

How you can partner with the AUT Law School

There are many ways your organisation can partner with the AUT Law School – including the Shadow a Leader programme, student club partnerships, scholarships and awards, extracurricular initiatives for students, research collaborations, and bespoke collaborations.

Connect with AUT Law School students

Our Shadow a Leader student-industry experience week is a great opportunity to connect with our students. Shadow a Leader allows a student to follow an industry leader for a day to understand what it takes to succeed in the leader’s field of endeavour.

Shadow a Leader programme

Our students proactively self-manage law clubs and societies. The clubs represent the interests of AUT's law students and enhance their experience of law school. These groups organise extracurricular law competitions, find mentors for first and second years, and host speaker events featuring guests who are leaders in their field.

We invite you to get involved. Your contribution will prepare our student club members for real-world expectations, and your support will act as a catalyst for their career advancement once they’ve graduated. By engaging with club executive members you can also enjoy the stimulating company of some very bright and motivated young people.

AUT law clubs

The AUT Law School’s clinical legal education programme requires students to undertake worthwhile legal work, including commercial pro bono settings.

You can support our law students to work effectively and reliably, individually and as a team member in a professional environment, and apply research and analytical skills to legal issues relevant to clients.

Lunch and Chat

Lunch and Chat is held twice per semester. We invite 3 to 5 contacts from practice to meet with 20 students in their penultimate year.

Lunch and Chat is an opportunity for students to connect and talk with alumni, asking those harder-to-ask questions on the transition from education to employment and gaining tips on what students need to succeed, including what they already have at their disposal and where hidden opportunities might lie.

Great Graduate Speaker Series

The Great Graduate Speaker Series aims to showcase AUT alumni, highlighting the alumni's inspirational achievements and unique career journeys.  The series will offer a platform for industry professionals, AUT alumni, staff and student attendees to foster mutual connections and hear and discuss current industry trends, education and research.

We aim to host two Great Graduate Speaker Series events annually, with one law and one business alumni event.

There are many ways students and industry are connected. You can get involved by providing scholarships, mentoring or presenting to students, sponsoring a student club or a student award, exhibiting at a career fair, promoting initiatives via our student channels, or hosting a student as a representative on your organisation's board.

Who we partner with

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06 May, 2024
Details released under the Official Information Act reveal NZ officials have been considering involvement in AUKUS from the outset.
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Have Kiwis been misled about AUKUS?
19 Apr, 2024
NZ’s involvement in pillar two of AUKUS would be a big geopolitical shift and likely lead to the government facing questions about transparency.
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Central government can help local rates
11 Apr, 2024
With rates on the rise, central government can ease the burden on ratepayers while helping local government to balance the books. The question is, will it?
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NZ justice system must be transformed
11 Mar, 2024
New AUT research shows a trauma-informed approach is needed to support people moving through the justice system.
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16 Feb, 2024
AUT Law Professor Kris Gledhill explains how the abolition of cultural reports may change how court hearings operate – and not for the better.

Download our brochure

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Our brochure has more great information about how partnering with the AUT Law School can benefit your organisation.


Contact us

If you're interested in engaging with our students or staff at the AUT Law School, contact:

Melanie Barr
Director Student, Business and Community Partnerships
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9336

Nirisha Niranjan
Partnerships Manager
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 5809
Mobile: +64 21 07 00 901

Darshana Patel
Partnerships Coordinator
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7567