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Victoria University of Wellington’s Law Faculty is consistently ranked in the top 100 law faculties of the world. The capital city law school offers connections and experiences that you won’t be able to find elsewhere.
LLM students study in one of New Zealand’s most historic buildings, the Old Government Building which stands right opposite the Supreme Court of New Zealand and the Government Executive Building.
As New Zealand’s top ranked university for intensity of research quality, VUW lecturers are actively engaged in legal practice alongside their academic work. Their research is respected all over the world.
LLM students have the option of pursuing their qualification by Coursework, Thesis, Research Portfolio, or by a combination of Dissertation and Coursework. Students pursuing an LLM by Coursework may select subjects from areas as diverse as Intellectual Property, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, International and Human Rights Law, and Environment and Climate Change Law.
The LLM programme also offers an opportunity for international students to undertake an internship with a government, community or private sector organisation over the course of a trimester.
In addition to their studies, LLM candidates benefit from the faculty’s connections and are assisted to build valuable relationships with peers, university staff and future colleagues. There are opportunities to attend a wide array of seminars, conferences and colloquia hosted by the Faculty of Law.
The faculty has an excellent Law Library, with expert subject librarians who work closely with the students and assist them to develop effective legal research skills. LLM candidates have the opportunity to publish their work in the Faculty’s own research publication, the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review journal.
The Master’s by Thesis Scholarship offers a $15,000 stipend and a fees waiver equivalent to domestic fees. The Law Faculty also offers a $5,000 scholarship for international students to assist with study costs.