Pacific Island Law Students' Assocation
Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Ni sa bula, Namaste!
The Pacific Island Law Students Association (PILSA) aims to be a family away from family for all Pacific Island students studying law. Our motto is to ‘Empower, Inspire and Serve’ each other as well as our families and Pacific communities who support and motivate us to persevere and succeed in the face of the many challenges at law school.
We provide a range of academic and pastoral support initiatives and organize regular educational, social, cultural and sporting events to ensure that all Pacific Island students studying law are able to excel and improve the lives of Pacific peoples in New Zealand and in the Pacific Islands. If you are interested in becoming a PILSA member or finding out more about us, please do not hesitate to contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
We also have a PILSA common room in Building 810 – Room 216 and everyone is welcome to come through and enjoy the company of PILSA members!
Te Rakau Ture
E ngā mana, e ngā reo, rau rangatira mā nau mai haere mai ki te wahanga ture o te whare Wananga o Tamaki Makaurau. Nei ra te mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa rangatira mā e takahia ana I runga I tēnei huarahi hei māngai mō ngā iwi Māori.
Te Rakau Ture (TRT) was established in 1990 and since then has grown to play a very important role in the lives of Maori students who study at the University of Auckland. Our common room at the Law School, Te Ako o te Tui located in building 810, room 401, is where we all meet and study together. We welcome everyone to join our roopu and participate in all of the exciting initiatives that our elected committee run throughout the academic year. Not only do these events and relationships provide a sense of whanaungatanga and support, but encourage Maori from all over the motu to come together and learn with one another.
Equal Justice Project
The Equal Justice Project (EJP) is a non-partisan pro bono charity that applies law students’ legal training and knowledge to promote social equality, inclusivity, and access to justice in our local and wider community. It is entirely run and led by students from the University of Auckland’s Faculty of Law. Our volunteers have in the past worked with a range of practitioners, not-for-profit organisations, government departments, and the general public to increase access to the law.
Law students are uniquely placed to provide pro bono legal assistance, offering fresh skills and creative knowledge capable of benefiting the community. With the appropriate guidance and supervision, EJP volunteers have worked on a myriad of projects making a visible difference to the community. Year after year, student volunteers find new and improved ways to contribute to the community through our four teams:
UoA Mooting Society
The University of Auckland Mooting Society aims to facilitate and develop mooting at the University of Auckland law school, one of New Zealand's most respected and successful law schools.
The benefits of the society are immense, including entering mooting competitions, seminars, social events and access to a large number of resources to improve members knowledge and ability.
Auckland University Law Review
The AULR is an academic journal with a proud tradition of showcasing the best student work produced at the University of Auckland Law School, edited and published entirely by students. This combination is unique in New Zealand legal publishing. It affords us the opportunity to select and publish fresh articles, case notes and commentaries on changing and controversial areas of the law.
Students can become part of the AULR team as editors or authors of articles. Both roles are an exceptional opportunity to develop strong legal research and writing skills.
The AULR was founded in 1967 and its alumni include many of New Zealand’s greatest legal minds. Students involved with the Review not only become part of this legacy, but have opportunities to network with alumni at AULR events.
Auckland Law Revue
The Auckland Law Revue is an annual showcase of theatre, comedy, music, and dance performances. Featuring an extremely talented cast, crew, and band entirely made up of law students, it is the oldest and best revue at the University of Auckland.
From R v Hamed to Harambe, and corporate greed to cougars, nothing is out of the comedic crosshairs for Law Revue. Our world renowned, student run production, is open to all year levels, whether you’re a part two or chasing a PhD. Previous theatre or performing arts experience comes in handy, but it will take all sorts of people good at all sorts of things to make Revue 2017 the best that’s ever been. Whether you’re a musician, a fiendishly clever scribe, a comedic (fuck)wit, or none of those, we’d love to hear from you come application time.
The Directors for Law Revue 2017 are Tom Blackwell, Paige Coulter, Robbie Hinds, Jasper Holt, and Mariata Tavioni-Pittman. All other roles of the Production Team for next year are still in the process of being filled, and applications for all other aspects of the show will be open next year so keep an eye out on the Auckland Law Revue facebook page, or email us at email@example.com for more information!
Rainbow Law is a student-led group which provides support to LGBT+ students and allies. Throughout the year we stage a mixture of informal social gatherings and formal events which create a wider LGBT+ legal network and discuss LGBT+ life in the workplace. If you like to join Rainbow Law or have any enquiries, you can email us or join us on facebook
All are welcome!
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/643309829022502/
UoA Women in Law
UoA Women in Law is a group to support women studying law at the University of Auckland and advocate for gender equality within the law school and wider profession.
We host events intended to promote alternative pathways with a law degree and to help women studying law to create connections in preparation for the legal profession. Our events in 2017 have included the inaugural Womens Moot, the “Trail blazers” speakers event, a Menstrual Hygiene Product Drive for Auckland City Mission and a special viewing of the “Jane Doe” play.
UOA Women in law is open to all wahine and has plenty of events that are open to everyone!
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1567613133536132/
Veritas: Christians at Law School
A community for Christian law students from the University of Auckland to have engaging conversations, encourage each other and spend some time kicking back as a respite from lectures and readings. In the past we have hosted speakers such as Judge Becroft and maintain a relationship with the Auckland Christian Lawyers Association.
“The university is a clear-cut fulcrum with which to move the
world. More potently than by any other means, change the
university and you change the world.”
– Charles Malik, Former President of the UN General Assembly
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1430907127149532/
New Zealand Law Students' Association
The NZLSA is the parent body of the six on-campus Law Student Societies in New Zealand and is charged with the responsibility of coordinating the activities of these six societies.
Upon enrolling as a law student, a student automatically becomes a member of the NZLSA. In this way, the NZLSA is the national body representing the interests of all law students throughout New Zealand.
Korean Law Students' Association
The Korean Law Students' Association (KLSA) is a group facilitating the needs of Korean law students at Auckland University to help Korean law students prosper in their tertiary legal education.
KLSA has a unique focus on helping first year law students get into second year law by running tutorials held by senior students who have excelled in the respective first year law papers. Another contribution KLSA makes is through the buddy system where first years are paired up with current law students to assist them with not only academics but also student life in general. KLSA understands the pressures and difficulties of being a first year law students, and aims to provide the best help possible to give every advantage in making it to law school.
The benefits of KLSA however are by no means limited to first years. KLSA runs social events like bringing in Korean law student graduates excelling in their legal careers to help build connections and to also gain vicarious experience of being a lawyer. KLSA also has an annual camp called a MT, enjoyable by KLSA members of all ages.
Overall, KLSA has a purpose to help the Korean law students academically, and to ensure their experience at law school is alleviated from pressure to enjoy the best time possible.
Law Association for International Students
The Law Association for International Students aims to assist international or foreign law students in adjusting to their new academic environment through support systems, lectures, mentoring, and other activities, to serve as a forum for exchange of ideas among international or foreign law students on domestic and international legal issues that are relevant to their understanding of the law.
LAIS aims to serve as the official representative of the international or foreign law students that embody their common interests and goals, and to facilitate and sponsor activities that seek to promote cultural and social understanding among international or foreign law students.
Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/LAIS.UOA/
Chinese Law Students' Association
Not Your Average Law Students
Auckland Law School Running Club
ALSRC is a running club for all law students and staff. We want you to discover the joy of running, and get out of the library once in a while!
We meet twice weekly for casual runs around the city, departing always from outside the Law School Student Centre.
We cater for ALL fitness levels, and encourage everyone to run to their own limits. So our route choices and pace depends on who turns up on the day. Sometimes this means we all run together. Other times we split and form subgroups.
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ALSRC/
Email: Nadia Sussman at firstname.lastname@example.org
South Asian Law Students' Association (SALSA)
Namaste, Sat Sri Akal, Vanaakam, Salam Alaikum, Kia Ora!
The South Asian Law Students’ Association (SALSA) strives to make Auckland Law School a more inclusive and vibrant environment for all students, by celebrating the best of South Asian culture - the food, the music and the festivities. Being part of the law school’s diverse community means celebrating one another and SALSA does this by providing opportunities for mentorship and a uniquely shared sense of community. We aim to enhance the value that other Auckland Law affinity groups add, in an effort to bring inclusiveness and diversity on campus. As a small minority in the law school community, we can vouch for this added value and its impact on the student experience and our students’ hauora.
Anyone is welcome to join us!