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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”
See what our students say about doing double degrees:
- Yasmin Olsen (LLB, BA)
- Ella Thompson (LLB, BSc)
- Jordan Grimmer (LLB, BA)
- Rebecca Hunt (LLB, BCom)
- Peter Wigglesworth (LLB, BA)
- Harriet McCartin (LLB, BCom)
- Sara Lomaloma (LLB, BA)
- Henry Fitz-Gerald (LLB, BCom)
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.
Details for 2019 will be available early in the year.