Many of our everyday actions are influenced by the legal system. The law provides a structure that helps society to operate.
The study and practice of law is both challenging and rewarding. Studying law will teach you to think rationally and express yourself clearly and because the law is so closely linked to society, you'll also gain a better understanding of human behaviour.
The Diploma in Law is an introductory qualification which will provide you with an insight into the legal system and valuable skills in legal research and writing.
On completion, students wishing to become qualified lawyers are welcome to apply for entry to the Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and continue their law studies at the Hamilton campus.
The Diploma in Law papers can be credited towards the first and second years of the LLB degree. The compulsory non-law requirement for the LLB can also be completed in Tauranga by studying papers in other subjects offered by Waikato University in Tauranga. The remaining two years of the LLB is offered in Hamilton.
QualificationsDiploma in Law
Law can also be taken as a second major or supporting subject within most degrees.
Papers offered in TaurangaLAWS103 Legal Method
LAWS106 Legal Systems and Societies
LAWS201 Public Law A
LAWS206 Administrative Law