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Graduate Certificate in Law

  • Graduate Certificate

This certificate is an excellent choice for law graduates from both New Zealand and overseas who wish to further enhance their legal knowledge.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
0.5 year full-time
Study Mode
In person
Intake Months
Jul, Feb
Domestic Fees
$3,400 per year

About this course

This certificate is an excellent choice for law graduates from both New Zealand and overseas who wish to further enhance their legal knowledge. You can focus on an area of specialisation according to your own interests or professional requirements, while updating skills and continuing professional development (it meets the requirements of the New Zealand Law Society's Continuing Professional Development). Overseas practitioners or graduates who wish to be admitted to practise as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand will need to apply to the New Zealand Council of Legal Education to have their overseas legal qualifications assessed. For more information please visit .

Study locations

City

Course structure

  • 60 points are required.
  • The programme is one semester full-time but may be completed part-time (over any duration).
  • Students must pass 60 points of law courses from LLB Parts II, III and IV. If a student wishes to enrol in an LLB Part II course, they must satisfy the Grade Point Average required for admission into LLB Part II.
  • With faculty approval, in lieu of courses from LLB Parts II, III, or IV, a student may substitute up to 30 points from courses listed in the Master of Laws programme. It will be required for the student to include Legal Research Methodology (LAW 700) with other courses from the Master of Laws programme.
  • With faculty approval, a student may enrol in a suitable 15-point course from Stage II or higher in a relevant programme offered elsewhere in the University.

Please ensure that you complete the Law 006 form below to select your courses for the Grad Cert in Law.

Course Selection form for COP, Grad Dip and Grad Cert programmes