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UC Law history

25 August 2023

Founded in Christchurch in 1873, UC's Faculty of Law is well established as one of the leading research and teaching Law Schools in New Zealand. Learn more about the history of our faculty.

Well-deserved reputation

With a long history of academic scholarship, the UC Faculty of Law enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence in teaching, high quality writing and research as well as for producing outstanding graduates. The Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree, which has been offered at the University of Canterbury since 1877, can be completed in four years.

Many of the textbooks used in the study of Law in New Zealand were written by the academic staff at the University of Canterbury Faculty of Law.

UC Law established New Zealand's first and only Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree in 2014.

Interested in studying Law or Criminal Justice at UC?

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