Faculty of Law
Nau mai ki te Ture. Welcome to Law and Criminal Justice at UC.
UC's Faculty of Law | Kaupeka Ture is one of New Zealand's leading law schools - consistently ranking in the top 150 law schools worldwide - and combines academic rigour with the development of essential legal skills. We have a strong reputation in traditional areas of law and offer innovative courses investigating the ways law intersects with Antarctica, the media, sport, and medicine.
Our unique Criminal Justice qualifications also have a strong vocational focus, and can lead to careers in law enforcement, corrections, offender rehabilitation, working with young offenders, criminal law, security and border control.
Our welcoming and supportive staff take great pride in the achievements of our students and graduates - talk to us to find out more about studying in the Faculty of Law | Kaupeka Ture.
Our postgraduate degrees open up a wealth of opportunities for graduates in New Zealand and abroad. Find out more.
The Faculty of Law offers real-world experience through internships, clinics, competitions and events. Find out how you can get involved.
Our academics are involved in a wide range of research, working individually and in our ground-breaking groups and centres.
Get involved with student-led law clubs and societies on campus, and enjoy events, tutorials and seminars.
News, events and seminars
In an article on The Conversation, University of Canterbury Associate Professor Debra Wilson says outrage over a ...
A positive partnership between the University of Canterbury (UC) and the New Zealand Police has been formalised with a ...
'My degrees have put me in the best possible place to positively impact this system...'
'To be given the opportunity to head my own project, essentially independently, is something not many graduates have...'