Teina Pora decision shows need for review

4 March 2015 The Privy Council's upholding of the Teina Pora appeal is further evidence NZ needs a Criminal Cases Review Panel, says the Dean of UC's School of Law. (read article)

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

Moot Court Competition on WTO Law

The School of Law is holding the first Moot Court Competition on World Trade Organisation (WTO) Law in cooperation with the European Law Students' Association. Two teams will compete against each other to discuss a case that deals with the potential conflict of free trade versus environmental protection. The judging bench comprises Sarah Salmond (Russell McVeagh) as Chair, Daniel Kalderimis (Chapman Tripp) and Christopher Frey (University of Dresden). Come along to support the teams and see a moot court in action.

When: Friday 20 February, starts at 9:30am
Where: Moot Court Room (LAWS 104)

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 jennyfer.jenkins@canterbury.ac.nz or phone Jenny on extension 6602.