Victoria University was founded and named after the British monarch in 1897, the year of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.  It is one of New Zealand’s oldest and most prestigious tertiary institutions with a proud tradition of academic excellence. It is located in Wellington, the capital of New Zealand.

Victoria University has four campuses, spread out over Wellington city and its suburbs. Take a video tour of Victoria’s four campuses.

The Law Faculty is located on Pipitea Campus, in the heart of Wellington’s legal, government and business district and sits adjacent to Wellington’s railway station and Lambton bus interchange.  The Law Faculty is housed in the Old Government Buildings.  With the courts and parliament as its close neighbours, it is at the centre of debate, analysis and dialogue about law and legal policy issues in New Zealand.  The Law Library is located within the Law School.  The National Library and National Archives are a short walk from the Law School.

Courses at VUW, Faculty of Law: You would take 300 to 500 level LLB courses:


Sessional Dates:

Trimester 1: March to July

Trimester 2: July to November* (this is the only session which meshes well with sessional dates at Queen’s Faculty of Law – either a second-year or third-year student could attend in this term, subject to negotiation with employers, if applicable).  

Trimester 3: November to February (not available to exchange students)

Full-time Course Load:

A full-time course load is 60 points per trimester or four courses, to earn 15 transfer credits at Queen's.  The 300-level and above electives are 15 points each, and each have three hours of lectures per week for 12 weeks.

The grading system is the same as for the rest of the University: