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Law undergraduate studies

Apply for the Bachelor of Laws (LLB First Year) through the Dunedin campus in 2021

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Studying law at Otago has been the first step for some of New Zealand’s most prominent citizens, including former Prime Ministers, Governor-Generals and Chief Justices. Many high-profile business people have a law degree from Otago.

The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (LLB(Hons)) degrees are both four-year professional programmes. Most law students at Otago complete double degrees, using the flexible cross credit system, which opens up greater job opportunities.

Thinking of studying Law at Otago?


A good place to start is by reading the InfoSheet “Studying Law at Otago”. It explains LAWS 101 The Legal System, the paper you must take and what a law degree at Otago involves.

Read the Infosheet “Law at Otago”

Double Degrees

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Otago Law Career Events

Meet our fantastic law lecturers and hear about studying law at Otago and the many opportunities that this will confer. The structure of the Otago law degree and the career opportunities the degree offers will be explained. These career opportunities are not limited to legal practice but range widely from business, through government departments to working for international organisations. Practical examples of how the law is taught will be a major feature of the session.

The career function is open to year 12 and 13 students. Parents are also invited to attend.

Email for event dates and to register to attend.