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.
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
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.
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.
Location: PILSA common room, Building 810, Room 216
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook: Not Your Average Law Students
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Facebook Group: Veritas