Richard Ballantyne to be awarded an hon doc

17 November 2014 Christchurch retailer, Richard Ballantyne will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Commerce by the University at a graduation ceremony next month. (read article)

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Discover UC

Watch a short video clip to hear UC commerce and law student Claire talk about her UC experience.

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More Law

Studying Law at UC gives you the chance to learn from the lecturers who write the textbooks. Find out how Jennifer enjoys her studies and is challenging herself.

Law at UC

Law at UC

Michael Copeland talks about what he loves about studying Law at university of Canterbury and the opportunities it provides for law internships and community engagement.

‘Doing a double degree in Arts and Law is a great combination as it provides a lot of variety...’

Ryan Keen Studying towards a BA in English and History
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2015 New Course Offerings

Have a look here at the new courses we are offering this year.

200 level core compulsory Law courses

Entry into these courses is limited. All students wishing to be considered for admission to the 200 level compulsory core courses must meet the entry criteria and follow the application procedures as detailed here. The closing date for applications is 8 December 2014.

2014 - 2015 Law Summer School

The School of Law 2014-2015 Summer School programme is available to download here



Invitation to Law - BRDG031 - Summer Programme

Intending Law students can prepare for their first-year studies by taking BRDG031 Invitation to Law.

The course provides students with an introduction to legal materials, and to the institutional and social context of the New Zealand legal system.

Open Door Course Advising for Law and BCJ students

The School of Law will be offering “Open Door” (i.e. no appointment required) course advising in the week commencing 16 February, 2015 (read more)

Outside these times, an appointment can be made by contacting or phone Jenny on extension 6602.