Regulations - Law

Postgraduate Certificate in Law – PGCertLaw

The regulations for this postgraduate certificate are to be read in conjunction with all other relevant statutes and regulations including the Academic Statutes and Regulations.


1 In order to be admitted to this programme, a student needs to have:

a completed the requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws or for the Degree of Bachelor of Laws (Honours) at a level that indicates ability to undertake advanced study and research in Law


b gained any other qualification, approved by Senate or its representative, that is indicative of ability to undertake advanced study and research in Law.

Duration and Total Points Value

2 A student enrolled for this postgraduate certificate must:

a pass courses with a total value of 60 points


b complete within the time limit specified in the General Regulations – Postgraduate Certificates.

3 The total enrolment for this postgraduate certificate must not exceed 90 points.

Structure and Content

4 Of the 60 points required for this postgraduate certificate, a student must pass:

a LAW 700 and at least 60 points from courses listed in the Master of Laws Schedule, other than LAW 790, 794, 796, 797, 798.

b In the case of a student admitted under Regulation 1b above, the student’s choice of courses in Regulation 4a is subject to the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Law. As a condition of enrolment the student may be required to take LAW 131 or LAW 701 for a Certificate of Proficiency.

c The programme for each student requires the approval of the Dean of Faculty of Law prior to enrolment.

5 A student admitted to this programme must complete the University of Auckland Academic Integrity Course as specified in the Enrolment and Programme Regulations, Academic Integrity, of the University Calendar.


6 In exceptional circumstances Senate or its representative may approve a personal programme which does not conform to these regulations.


7 These regulations have been amended with effect from 1 January 2019.