Faculty of Law

Welcome from the Dean

Tony Smith, Dean of Law

Tony Smith, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Faculty

The Victoria Law Faculty is a wonderful place to study law.

Law has been taught and researched at Victoria for more than 100 years and we continue to produce scholars of international standing, Ministers of the Crown and many of this country's top judges.

Our superb location surrounded by the three branches of government, creates a culture with a lively interchange of ideas between Government, ourselves and the legal profession. Nowhere is this better illustrated than the TV7 programme, The Court Report, in which lawyers, students, Ministers of the Crown and academics debate current legal issues. You can find more information about our building on the Department of Conservation site.

Victoria's law curriculum is carefully structured to teach the essence of the legal perspective – how to think legally – as well as provide a good grounding in the important subject areas of law, including public law, commercial law and criminal law.

All this takes place in a small, dynamic city. Our students include All Blacks and musicians. We encourage and enjoy diversity. If you want to study law – you've come to the right place.