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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.

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Individual Profiles

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I used the Foreshore and Seabed Debate as a case study to unearth the equality and rights arguments that New Zealanders employ…
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“Policy is about identifying problems and coming up with solutions. The critical thinking skills gained in a Humanities degree allow you to think more laterally, to think outside the box. The writing and verbal communication skills you get are also very useful in a policy context."
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“English teaches you how to read, not just for the sake of reading but to get the most out of it, which is an incredibly powerful skill."
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In her third year Zipporah tutored for Te Tumu - School of Māori, Pacific and Indigenous Studies. “I remember in my first year hiding in the corner, and now I was in front of the classroom myself. Te Tumu gave me a great opportunity for personal growth, I learned a lot and was able to give back too.”
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