New Zealand Applied Law LLM
The LLM (APPLIED LAW) New Zealand legal practice
The Master of Laws (Applied Law) in New Zealand Legal Practice is designed to meet the needs of the New Zealand legal profession for higher level, practice-based skills acquisition across a range of specialised practice areas.
Six of the initial subjects subjects of this programme are also designed to equip foreign qualified lawyers with the knowledge and skills needed to pass the six subjects New Zealand Law and Practice Examination (NZLPE).
- NZLPE Part I (New Zealand Legal System) - NZLP1 Administrative Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part II (Law of Contract) - NZLP2 Commercial Contracts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part III (Criminal Law) - NZLP3 Criminal Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part IV (Property) - NZLP6 Property Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part V (Law of Torts) - NZLP5 Personal Injury and Torts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLPE Part VI (Equity) - NZLP7 Wills, Estates and Trusts Practice (New Zealand)
Why a master of laws (Applied Law)?
Our experience in Australia has shown that employers and students alike are seeking further academic study in the form of real-world legal education, rather than a theoretical focus. Being able to apply what you learned today, tomorrow, means your investment is paying off immediately.
When you undertake our Applied Law LLM programme you will be undertaking practice-based tasks and assessments, not writing essays and doing exams.
You will be able to demonstrate to your current or future employer your commitment to self-development and the desire to progress in your career.
How to receive a master of laws (APPLIED LAW)
To receive a Master of Laws (Applied Law), majoring in New Zealand Legal Practice, complete all seven subjects from the New Zealand Legal Practice stream plus a Capstone or Major Project.
If you obtained your undergraduate legal qualification in a country where English is not the primary spoken language, you will need to supply a certificate that demonstrates your English proficiency in accordance with the IELTS standard at level 8.0 (writing), 7.5 (speaking) and 7.0 (reading).
New Zealand Legal Practice Stream
Intake 1, 2018 (February)
- NZLP1 Administrative Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP2 Commercial Contracts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP3 Criminal Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP4 Ethics and Professional Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP5 Personal Injury and Torts Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP6 Property Law Practice (New Zealand)
- NZLP7 Wills, Estates and Trusts Practice (New Zealand)
Intake 4, 2018 (November)
- NZLP15 Major Project (New Zealand)
Programme Director: James Jung
Further faculty to be appointed
Intake 1 2018
Commences: 19 February 2018
Intake 2 2018
Commences: 21 May 2018
Intake 3 2018
Commences: 20 August 2018
Intake 4 2018
Commences: 19 November 2018
James Jung Programme Director, Asia-Pacific
Nick Crang Partner, Duncan Cotterill
Paul David QC Barrister
Graeme Switzer Partner, Duncan Cotterill
Hak June Lee Senior Associate, Hesketh Henry
Christina Bryant Partner, Hesketh Henry
Catherine Atchison Partner, Martelli McKegg
Timothy Orr Associate, Martelli McKegg
Dr. Duncan Webb Partner, Lane Neave Lawyers
Colin Magee Head of Conduct Financial Markets Authority Faculty
Truc Tran Crown Prosecutor
Michael Dineen Managing Partner, Michael Dineen Law
How To Enrol
To enrol online make sure you have a certified copy of one of the following:
- Transcript or graduation certificate of an academic qualification in law from any university, or
- Admission to practice in any jurisdiction, or
- Current practising certificate from any jurisdiction.
If you have any questions about this programme, please email our student services team for more information.