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About UC Law and Criminal Justice

19 September 2023

UC Law has a strong reputation in traditional areas of law such as Criminal, Constitutional and Contract Law. We also offer innovative courses in emerging areas of interest such as Media Law, Law and Medicine, and Antarctic Legal Studies.

We also have New Zealand's only Bachelor of Criminal Justice.


Find out more about Law or Criminal Justice at UC and get in touch if you have questions.


There is a strong focus on the student learning experience, with three Faculty members having received University Teaching Awards in the last three years.


Not just a number

Being one of the smaller law faculties in New Zealand allows us to get to know our students as individuals. We work with the our law student clubs and societies including LAWSOC, Te Pūtāiki and CRIMSOC. They put on a wide range of social , academic and competitive activities throughout the year.

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UC School of Law groups

The Law School is home to the following interdisciplinary groups:


UC School of Law journals

The University of Canterbury School of Law is home to the following journals:


External affiliations

Staff, students and alumni at the University of Canterbury School of Law have links with the following organisations:

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