Number of Law Students/Maori Law Students

Liam Stoneley made this Official Information request to University of Auckland

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From: Liam Stoneley

Dear University of Auckland,

This is a request for information, made under the provisions of sections 4 and 5 of the Official Information Act 1982 (“the Act”). I therefore would like the following information;

1. For the academic years of 2016, 2017 and 2018 (the "Period"), please provide the following data sets:
(a) The number of students enrolled in an LLB program. If possible, it would be helpful if this could be split into those in "pre-law" (ie first year) and "law students" (ie those who have made it into Law School);
(b) The number of students who are Māori who are enrolled in an LLB program. If possible, it would be helpful if this could be split into those in "pre-law" (ie first year) and "law students" (ie those who have made it into Law School); and
(c) any other information related to the number/proposition of Law students to Māori Law students at your university for the Period.

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Yours faithfully,

Liam Stoneley

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From: Rebecca Ewert
University of Auckland

Dear Mr Stoneley

 

I refer to your request of 9 March 2019. The information requested
follows.

 

(a) The number of
students enrolled in
Law programmes
Year 2016 2017 2018
Pre-law 1,441 1,326 1,349
(i.e.
first
year)
Law 1,768 1,840 1,824
students
(i.e.
second
year and
above)
(b) The number of students
who are Māori who are
enrolled in Law programmes
Year 2016 2017 2018
Pre-law 139 131 140
(i.e.
first
year)
Law 188 196 209
students
(i.e.
second
year and
above)
(c) Māori Law
students : Other
ethnicities' Law
students ratio
Year 2016 2017 2018
Pre-law 1:9.4 1:9.1 1:8.6
(i.e.
first
year)
Law 1:8.4 1:8.4 1:7.7
students
(i.e.
second
year and
above)

 

 

Yours sincerely,

Rebecca Ewert

General Counsel

University of Auckland

 

 

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