International Law


The Faculty of Law has been developing an exciting and dynamic international law programme for the last 25 years. Specialisations range from private law areas such as maritime, taxation, comparative family law and arbitration to public international law areas of environmental, security, criminal and trade law.

Currently approximately one quarter of the School of Law’s lecturers teach, research and supervise in areas of international law.

Many of our students have written their LLB Honours dissertations and Masters and Doctoral theses in international-related subjects.

Areas of Study

  • Conflict of Laws
  • Maritime Law
  • Free Trade Agreement
  • Globalisation and Imperialism
  • Indigenous Rights
  • International Criminal Law
  • International Environmental Law
  • International Family Law
  • International Human Rights
  • Multinational Corporations
  • Refugees

You can study International Law in the following programmes:

Study outcomes


Career opportunities

Postgraduate study of law is increasingly important in a globalised world, as all careers now demand much more focused, sophisticated  and advanced legal expertise. The Law School’s postgraduate programmes allow students to specialise in areas to benefit both their employers and their own academic interests. The programmes attract a diverse mix of new graduates, experienced practitioners, partners, and industry professionals, as well as international students from various jurisdictions, all of whom bring their differing perspectives and talents to the postgraduate seminars.
Investing in postgraduate study at The University of Auckland will broaden your academic, research and employment horizons, and add value with specialist skills and knowledge.Whether you plan to join the next generation of leading lawyers in New Zealand, or strive to become a leader in the international field, a postgraduate law qualification from the Auckland Law School will help you to make your mark on the world.

More information

International and Comparative Law