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Law at Otago

 

Studying law at the University of Otago is one of the best decisions you will ever make.

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National and international leader

Otago's Faculty of Law is a leader in legal research in New Zealand. It has an international reputation for producing independent, well-prepared graduates who succeed worldwide.

Law is a professional degree with pathways to a conventional legal career as a barrister and solicitor as well as many other career choices. Otago's flexible double degree system opens up even more options for graduates.

The Faculty of Law has almost 30 full-time teaching staff, drawn from a variety of countries, many part-time teaching staff, and research centres with international collaborations across a number of disciplines.

Unique and vibrant university experience

The University of Otago and the Faculty of Law provide a unique and vibrant environment for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Faculty offers a well-supported environment with an excellent law library and great information technology resources.

There are the equivalent of 700 full-time students at second-year and above. Students work collegially at the Faculty and there are dedicated law student associations which offer mentoring and support as well as organising law competitions and social events.

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Studying at Otago was a pivotal step for a young girl from Invercargill in becoming a partner in the multinational professional services firm KPMG.

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I was an associate within a large Auckland commercial law firm, with three young children, often thinking how much I would like to return to post-graduate study in the field of relationship property law, to study something that I felt passionate about.
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A background in social psychology gives Kirsten Robertson an edge when it comes to researching and teaching marketing behaviour.
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The study of law as well as its practice fosters a particular type of individual and personality – one Fanaafi Aiono-Le Tagaloa (PhD) calls “adaptable, flexible and creative... one that finds a way to spin gold from straw!”
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