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PROFS - PROFESSIONAL LEGAL STUDIES
NAU MAI! YOUR LEGAL CAREER IS WITHIN REACH.
WE’VE MADE IT EVEN EASIER TO GET THERE – YOUR WAY.
Life can get busy.
You might need to juggle full-time work, soccer practice, whānau commitments and your friend’s birthday bash. (Sometimes all in the same week.)
With our redesigned Profs programme – we
call it the Flex Factor – you can tailor a course around your life.
- Need a mix of night and day workshops? Sure thing.
- Keen to connect in person first – then study online? You got it.
With courses starting every fortnight and the freedom to choose your own workshop times and locations, we’re ready when you are.
READY TO ENROL?Please ensure you have decided on your tailored Profs programme before enrolling. Scroll down to learn how to select your start date and workshops.
THE FLEX FACTOR: STUDY PROFS YOUR WAY
Mix and match your workshopsGet comfy at home or connect in person across NZ. Plus, choose the time and location for each workshop around your schedule.
Pursue your passion, shape your careerSelect from four engaging elective courses – criminal law, corporate law, family law or in-house law.
Learn and study in
Complete your Profs assessments in te reo Māori or English. The choice is yours.
te reo Māori
READY TO GO? ENROL IN 3 EASY STEPS
Pick your start dateLearn on your own terms. Balance your commitments by choosing full-time (13 weeks) or part-time (18 weeks) study.
Choose your workshopsSelect the dates and times that work for you – daytime, evening weekly, or evening condensed. And choose to connect in person or online.
Sharpen your practical legal skills
Our Profs (Professional Legal Studies) course equips you with the practical skills to thrive as a new lawyer. You’ll build confidence as you sharpen your legal skills and solve real-life scenarios.
University gives you a strong theoretical understanding of the law. But employers expect you to have essential practical skills, too.
Profs at the College prepares you for the real life of practising as a lawyer. Learn to:
- Interview and advise clients
- Communicate clearly with colleagues
- Prepare for trial and advocate for your clients
- Draft documents with ease
- Research and analyse the law to solve client problems
- Negotiate and mediate with confidence
Coursework: No exams, no essays
With the College, you’ll learn by doing. You’ll get hands-on experience and solve scenarios that parallel real-life practice.
We’re here to help you launch your legal career – armed with the capabilities and confidence to contribute meaningfully. From day one.
Profs is made up of eight subjects - three of which have attendance-required workshops. The remaining subjects (including your elective choice) require written submissions but no attendance. Click below to learn more.
MENTORING PANEL: GET SUPPORT AND ADVICE
Our mentoring panel connects you with handpicked, expert legal professionals. They’re eager to offer their insights to help you succeed in your legal career. Whether you need guidance, feedback, or anything in between, our mentors are here to support you with tailored career advice.
And the best part? The service is available to all Profs students.
Want to study now and pay later?
You may be eligible for a StudyLink student loan. You can use it to pay your tuition fees.
|NZ citizens and
|$5,999 (GST inc.)||$7,650 (GST inc.)|
How much time do I need to dedicate to Profs?
When you enrol, be realistic about the time you can commit – and select a schedule that fits your lifestyle.
A part-time schedule requires 27 hours of study per week.
A full-time schedule requires 37 hours of study per week.
If you are working or have other commitments, we strongly recommend the part-time programme.
What happens if I can’t attend a workshop?
Profs is a fully interactive programme. You need to participate in all workshops.
So, if you can’t attend a workshop, you’ll need to transfer to the next available workshop. This may incur an additional cost.
When can I start my Profs?
You can start your Profs after you complete your last law degree exam.
Still waiting to receive your final grades or to graduate? No worries – you can still start your Profs.
Schedule a call to find out more.
When should I submit my application form for StudyLink?
If you want to apply for a student loan, you must contact StudyLink when you apply to enrol with the College.
It generally takes 10 working days for StudyLink to process an application.
Will I need to do written exams?
No. You won’t sit any exams during your Profs.
Instead, you will complete online tasks and performance assessments. This way, you’ll receive guidance and feedback from our instructors and be better prepared for real-world workplace tasks.
Can I study Profs as an international student?
The Profs course is a pre-admission training course for people seeking to be admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand. Given the purpose of the course, we will not accept enrolments into the course from offshore international students intending to study the course fully online.
MEET OUR GRADAUTES
Agnes Meredith-Leiataua"Enjoy and trust the process of law school. It may seem never-ending, but remember you made it into law school for a reason and you're meant to be there."
Te Maiora Rurehe"I was once reminded by the venerable Tohunga Tā Pou Temara that we must be patient – ‘me manawanui’. It's like the turtle and hare race; our friends may go off onto big time jobs quite early in their career, however, he (or she) that holdfast to the law will reap the rewards later down the track."
The College of Law is invested in the wellbeing of the legal profession. As Profs providers, this extends to the wellbeing and safety of our students. College of Law’s wellbeing initiatives and processes reflect The Education (Pastoral Care of Tertiary and International Leaners ) Code of Practice 2021 [Te Reo Māori].Learn more about student health and wellbeing