Those looking to start their LLM education within the year may do so at the University of Auckland Law School. Situated in Auckland's legal precinct, the university is a great place to take a Master of Laws degree, particularly due to its strong links to the judiciary and practicing lawyers.
Applications for the LLM program are still being accepted for the 1 December 2017 intake. Late applications may still be considered depending on the availability of slots. Interested international students will need to apply earlier to allow for sufficient time to apply for visas. Those who want to apply for financial aid and loans must also submit their applications earlier.
The University of Auckland is one of New Zealand's leading universities and ranked by the Times Higher Education as among the top 200 universities worldwide. It is the highest ranking university in New Zealand according to other ranking organizations, such as the Shanghai Jiao Tong Academic Ranking of World Universities and the QS World University Rankings.
The LLM program offered by Auckland Law School is designed to give students an advanced level of legal study which may be undertaken by research, by coursework or a combination of the two. The coursework or taught LLM program allows students to study areas of law in greater complexity and depth. It is policy-oriented and focuses on the analyses of certain areas of law. The LLM by research comprises an in-depth study of an area of law that interests and career advancement of the student.