Why Auckland Law School?

Find out why you should study as an international student with us.

The Auckland Law School is ranked 62nd by Subject* in the 2023 QS University World Rankings. As the top ranked law school in New Zealand with a global reputation for excellence, Auckland Law School produces highly sought after graduates. Our alumni work in exciting roles across the legal profession, government, the corporate sector and in not-for-profit organisations both in New Zealand and around the world.

You are an international student if you are not a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand or Australia. 

Auckland Law School provides its students with a first class legal education and an enriching student experience. Courses at Auckland Law School are taught by internationally respected faculty members and leading practitioners. Students have the opportunity to explore a wide array of legal topics during their degree including public law, corporate and commercial law, criminal law, international law, environmental law, Indigenous Peoples’ rights and the law, social justice legal issues and family law.

Outside the classroom, students are able to participate in a wide array of extra-curricular activities including clubs and societies, mooting and other law competitions, social justice initiatives like the Equal Justice Project, legal internships and overseas exchange programmes.

Auckland Law School is a very welcoming environment and has an array of programmes to support international students. These programmes include:

  • Academic and pastoral support 
  • Legal writing and legal English support 
  • Careers advice  
  • The opportunity to be connected with a domestic student through our buddy programme  
  • The chance to take part in a range of social activities across the year   

We hope to welcome you to Auckland Law School very soon!