Legal Education

12 December 2013

AUT Law School outlook for 2014

Dean: Professor Ian Eagles AUT Law School capped its inaugural law graduates this year after the degree was introduced in 2009. Dean Ian Eagles talks of the direction in which AUT Law is heading and new initiatives in 2014: Each of our law schools emphasise some areas of law over ... More about AUT Law School outlook for 2014.

5 December 2011
By Rachael Breckon

LLM degree is a global trend

The jury may be out on whether a legal Master’s degree equates to a better job, or more money, but the international trend to do an LLM abroad means it is broadening legal horizons. New Zealand lawyers Simon Kellett (LLM Cambridge) and Matthew Smith (LLM Harvard) are unsure of whether ... More about LLM degree is a global trend.

12 July 2011

New Zealand Law School rankings

PBRF Unless they come top, universities don’t like rankings. Until the arrival of the Performance Based Research Fund (PBRF) in 2003, New Zealand had no common visible system for ranking the quality of research or teaching in its tertiary education providers. While there are pros and cons on the system ... More about New Zealand Law School rankings.

5 July 2011
By Hannah Grant

Are too many lawyers being trained?

With more LLB graduates than ever before, how does the job market fare for these budding lawyers? Is the current market saturated and, therefore, are we training too many lawyers? “No” was the resounding answer obtained from university law faculties. “There are not too many people studying law. Only one ... More about Are too many lawyers being trained?.

1 July 2011

Professional Legal Studies Courses

One of the required steps for being admitted to the bar in New Zealand is completion of the Legal Professional Studies Course (more commonly known as “profs”) at either the Institute of Professional Legal Studies or the College of Law. Oversight of Professional Legal Studies The New Zealand Council of ... More about Professional Legal Studies Courses.