21 Day Pacific Challenge sends UC students to Niue

31 May 2016 Five entrepreneurial University of Canterbury students will be flying to Niue to make a real difference to a community there, with help from their mentors. (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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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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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.

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Get your studies sorted

Whether you're new to UC or a returning student, take the time to get course and degree advice for the Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Criminal Justice.

‘The multidisciplinary papers from the BCJ keep that degree varied and interesting...’

Courtney Green Studying towards a BCJ and an LLB
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Announcements and Events

Enrol now for Semester Two

Why wait until next year? Start your studies in Semester Two beginning 11 July. UC is offering reduced study costs and academic assistance to help you get started (terms and conditions apply). There is a wide range of study options available, from a preparatory course to undergraduate degrees, diplomas and masters study (read more)

April Graduation

Congratulations to our Law students who were capped at the April graduation ceremony. Good luck for your future endeavours from the academic and general staff in the College. Keep in touch with us through Facebook and LinkedIn

School of Law PhD Scholarships

The School of Law is delighted to offer two PhD scholarships in 2016 to cover the student fees of the successful applicants. More details.

Dean's Awards for International Post-Graduate Students

All international students studying towards the degree of LLM in the school of law are eligible for Dean's awards of up to NZ$3,000. These will be awarded to academically eligible students and can be used only to offset student fees to the University. For more details and to discuss eligibility, please contact the Director of the relevant programme.

Spotlight on 'invisible women' shaping the law

As part of the College's Diversity Events, the School of Law hosted a "Women in Law" seminar to present the stories of women behind significant cases that have changed or developed the law (read more)

Laws 101 Scavenger Hunt

First Year Laws 101 students raced to complete the Laws 101 Scavenger Hunt on Friday 11th March. Take a look at them in action.


How to stop a defamation claim

UC School of Law Professor Ursula Cheer appeared on Radio NZ commenting about how the media can best fight off defamation claims which have little to no substance, listen to the Radio NZ podcast

13th Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference

The theme for the 13th Australasian Property Law Teachers Conference is to encompass new developments and emerging areas in real and personal property law. The conference will be held Thursday 14th - Friday 15th April 2016.

Longitudinal Study of law students enters its second year

A group of UC Law academics (joined by the Universities of Auckland and Waikato) are undertaking a longitudinal study of the experiences and expectations of law students from their first year of study through to their first years in the workplace. It is hoped that the results of this study will provide valuable insights into the law student experience, which may help inform and improve teaching practices. Read more about the study and some of its results.