Clubs and societies

There are more than 15 student groups that you are welcome to join, with either a cultural, health, sport, equity, entertainment or religious foundation. Getting involved not only expands your social networks and is fun, but also helps make you more employable.

General

The Auckland University Law Students’ Society

Exists to enrich your law school experience, connecting you to your peers and promoting your wellbeing. The society hosts social and sporting events, competitions and educational workshops.

Find out more: AULSS

Cultural

Te Rākau Ture

Te Rakau Ture (TRT) plays a very important role in the lives of Maori students. The common room is where members meet and study together. You’re welcome to join our roopu and participate in activities. Not only do these events and relationships provide a sense of whanaungatanga and support, but encourage Maori from all over the motu to come together and learn with one another.

Contact us

Common room: Building 810, room 401
Facebook: Te Rākau Ture  

Pacific Island Law Students’ Association

PILSA’s motto is ‘Empower, Inspire and Serve’ and we follow this with each other, our families and our Pacific communities so we are supported and motivated to succeed at law school. You’ll find we are a family away from family for all Pacific Island law students. We offer a range of academic and pastoral support and organise regular educational, social, cultural and sporting events.

Contact us

Location: PILSA common room, Building 810, Room 216
Email: thepilsaexec@gmail.com
Website: PILSA

Korean Law Students’ Association

Helping Korean law students prosper, this club has special tutorials for first year students run by senior students to help them achieve and reach their second year. Senior students can also help first year Korean law students by being a buddy, offering guidance not only academically but also assisting with student life in general. KLSA also runs social events, such as bringing in Korean law student graduates excelling in their careers to build connections, and organise camps.

Contact us

Facebook: Korean Law Students' Association (KLSA) at the University of Auckland

Law Association for International Students

Aims to help international students adjust to their academic environment through support systems, lectures, mentoring, and other activities. It also serves as a forum for exchange of ideas among members on legal issues.

Contact us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LAIS.UOA/
E-mail: lais.uoa@gmail.com

South Asian Law Students’ Association (SALSA)

Striving to make Auckland Law School a more inclusive and vibrant environment for all students, by celebrating the best of South Asian culture – the food, music and festivities. SALSA celebrates our diversity by providing opportunities for mentorship and a uniquely shared sense of community.

Contact us

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SALSAUoA/
E-mail: salsa.uoa@gmail.com

Health and Sport

Wellbeing at Law School

A student-run group aimed at improving the overall mental and physical wellbeing of law students by organising events, activities and other wellness initiatives.

Contact us

Facebook: Wellbeing at Law School

Auckland Law School Running Club

ALSRC is a running club for all law students and staff, meeting twice weekly for casual runs around the city, departing from outside the Law School Student Centre. All fitness levels are catered for, so our route choices and pace depends on who turns up on the day. Sometimes we all run together, other times we split and form subgroups.

Contact us

Facebook group: ALSRC
Email: Nadia Sussman

Equity

Equal Justice Project

The Equal Justice Project (EJP) is a charity that applies students’ legal training and knowledge to promote social equality, inclusivity, and access to justice in our community. Our volunteers work with a range of practitioners, not-for-profit organisations, government departments and the general public to increase access to the law.

Contact us

Website: Equal Justice Project
Email: directors@equaljusticeproject.co.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/equaljusticeproject

Not Your Average Law Student

If you are a student with different life experiences, then this could be a great club for you. It’s for students who, for example, may have been working in another career, studying another discipline, or perhaps bringing up a family.

Contact us

Facebook: Not Your Average Law Students

Rainbow Law

A student-led group which provides support to LGBT+ students and allies, Rainbow Law stages a mix of informal and formal events throughout the year. You’re welcome to join our group, which aims to create a wider LGBT+ legal network and open discussion of LGBT+ life in the workplace.

Contact us

Facebook: Rainbow Law
Email: rainbowlaw@auckland.ac.nz

UoA Women in Law

Supports women studying law at the University of Auckland and advocates for gender equality within the law school and wider profession. Events are intended to promote alternative pathways with a law degree and to help women studying law to create connections. ​

Contact us

Email: uoawomeninlaw@gmail.com
Facebook: UoA Women in Law

Entertainment

Auckland Law Revue

An annual showcase of theatre, comedy, music and dance. Featuring a talented cast, crew, and band entirely made up of law students, it is the oldest and best revue at the University. Our production is open to all year levels and while previous theatre or performing arts experience comes in handy, it takes all sorts of people good at all sorts of things to make the revue great.

Contact us

Email: aucklandlawrevue@gmail.com
​Facebook: UoA Law Revue

Legal Practice

UoA Mooting Society

Aims to facilitate and develop mooting at the University. You can enter mooting competitions, seminars, social events and have access to a large number of resources to improve your knowledge and ability.

Contact us​

Website: UoA Mooting Society

Auckland University Law Review

An academic journal with a proud tradition of showcasing the best student work produced at the University’s Law School, edited and published by students. This combination is unique. The Review selects and publishes fresh articles, case notes and commentaries on changing and controversial areas. You can become an editor or author. Both roles are an opportunity to develop research and writing skills.

Contact us

Website: AULR

New Zealand Law Students’ Association

The national body representing the interests of all law students in New Zealand. It is the parent body of the six on-campus Law Student Societies and has the responsibility of coordinating their activities. When you enrol in law, you automatically become a member of the NZLSA.

Contact us

Website: NZLSA

Religious

Veritas: Christians at Law School

A community for Christian law students from the University to have engaging conversations, encourage each other and spend some time kicking back as a respite from lectures and readings. In the past we have hosted speakers such as Judge Becroft and maintain a relationship with the Auckland Christian Lawyers Association.

Contact us

Facebook Group: Veritas