Subjects

Public Law

Overview

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

There is a core group of public lawyers whose work covers both traditional constitutional and administrative law and the two main modern additions, namely study of the Bill of Rights and the Treaty of Waitangi. In addition, there is a wider grouping of staff that works in specialist fields such as local government and resource management, health and mental health law, and immigration and refugee law.

The faculty regularly attracts visits from leading international public law scholars and has hosted several conferences on aspects of public law in recent years, often in conjunction with the Legal Research Foundation.

Areas of study

Public law topics include criminal defence, comparative disability law and policy, comparative indigenous peoples and the law, comparative law, recent developments in administrative law, problems in constitutional design, the law and economics of industry regulation.

Taught courses include public international law, employment law, international criminal law, the WTO as a node of global governance, crossing boundaries: the intersections between international and domestic law, international human rights, human rights and constitutional judicial review, comparative indigenous peoples and the law, mental state defences and criminal law.

Postgraduate Public Law Courses

Undergraduate Public Law Courses

You can study Public Law in the following programmes:

What you will learn

 

Career opportunities

Public Law covers a wide range of areas from Local government and resource management, health and mental health law, and immigration and refugee law to name but a few.

More information

Public Law at the University of Auckland's Faculty of Law