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