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Postgraduate study in law


Otago’s Faculty of Law has a long history of providing a world-class legal education.

Otago attracts postgraduate supervisors, who have international reputations in their fields of research.
Visit the Faculty of Law – staff areas of research webpage

Otago’s postgraduate law programmes challenge you intellectually, while developing your independent research skills. As a postgraduate law student, you are part of the Faculty. Students are invited to seminars and events.

Postgraduate candidates come both from New Zealand and overseas: some are legal practitioners seeking to upskill and develop specialist expertise in their chosen profession, while others will go into academic careers.

Otago’s postgraduate programmes

Admission to postgraduate law programmes

Entry into Law’s postgraduate programmes is restricted. Please refer to the individual programme pages for more detail.

For any general enquiries relating to postgraduate law at Otago, please contact Professor Margaret Briggs by email to