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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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I chose the Faculty of Law at the University of Otago for my PhD, as it is one of the few places I know of with an ideal research center where I would have the chance to investigate this project with excellent supervision from academics.
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“Law is incredibly pervasive, which is why anyone could benefit from studying it.”
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When John Barlow appealed his conviction for the murders of Gene and Eugene Thomas on the grounds that one aspect of the scientific evidence was misleading, the Privy Council agreed with him. But it dismissed his appeal anyway.
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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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