Research areas

Auckland Law School has New Zealand’s largest community of legal academics, with leaders in Corporate and Commercial Law, Public and International Law, and all other major areas of the law, attracting research students from around the world.

At the Faculty of Law, research and teaching ranges across the full gamut of public law scholarship.

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Courses in international law aim to bridge the international and New Zealand legal contexts and the relationship between international and domestic law.

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The Faculty of Law has always had a strong focus on criminal law and justice, and is New Zealand’s leading faculty in this area.

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The Faculty of Law’s strength in land law and property law, as well as environmental and resource management law, is well-known in New Zealand and abroad.

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From doctrinal analysis to policy debate to theoretical foundations, this faculty maintains its well-deserved reputation for scholarship on the law of private obligations.

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Our wide range of courses in legal history and theory allows us to share important perspectives on law with our students.

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Includes relationships, children, property and finances.

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This area of teaching is complemented by a vibrant mooting programme.

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This research area includes health and medical law, ethics and policy.

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