International Law

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

Subject overview

Public international law today comprises multiple areas of major significance domestically and internationally, including international economic law, international environmental law, human rights, indigenous peoples’ rights, migration, disarmament, international humanitarian law, law of the sea, international disputes settlement and international peace and security. Private international law incorporates core fields including international commercial arbitration and conflict of laws.   

Auckland Law School has a team of well regarded scholars researching and teaching in both public and private international law. Many of our students have written their honours, masters and doctoral dissertations in international law. Papers offered in international law in the undergraduate LLB include:

  • Conflict of Laws
  • Global Environmental Law
  • International Law 
  • Advanced International Law
  • Refugee Law
  • Rights and Freedoms
  • Law of the Sea
  • International Disputes Settlement
  • Indigenous Peoples in International Law
  • Maritime Law
  • South Pacific Legal Studies

Where can this subject take you?

Public and private international law graduates may find employment as legal advisors to government, within international and non-government organisations, as specialised legal practitioners, or in business and industry.

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