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Certificate in Legal Studies

Key information

Level of study:
Certificate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
0.5 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
Campus:
Auckland University of Technology
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Course details

Summary

Interested in law and the legal system? Gain an understanding of New Zealand’s legal framework in less than a year.

The Certificate in Legal Studies offers an introduction to law in New Zealand and includes papers from the Bachelor of Laws. It's ideal for students who aren’t quite ready to commit to a full law degree or who have an overseas law degree and need to complete CLE’s requirements to practise law in New Zealand.

To graduate with a Certificate in Legal Studies you must successfully complete 60 points from the Bachelor of Laws.

If you haven't studied law before

You complete the following papers:

LAWS501 Legal System (15 points - Semester 1)
LAWS504 Personal Property (15 points - Semester 2)
LAWS509 Legal Reasoning and Writing (30 points - full-year paper)

If you've previously studied law

If you need to complete papers required by the Council of Legal Education, you may complete Level 6 and Level 7 papers from the Bachelor of Laws.

Related programmes

The Certificate in Legal Studies prepares you for further study at undergraduate level.

Bachelor of Laws

Entry criteria

University Entrance (NCEA, CIE or IB) or equivalent

Useful New Zealand school subjects

Subjects that develop a very good standard of reading, oral and written English.

English Language requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; TOEFL iBT score of 80; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.

Course variation

28-February-2022 - AUT South Campus

Campus:
AUT South Campus
Tuition fees:
Duration:
0.5 years
Start date: 28-February-2022
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