Pacific Academic Support Strategies (“PASS”) – Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme (“UTAS”) Pacific for LLB Part II 2019

Guidelines

To be eligible for consideration under UTAS Pacific you must:

  1. provide proof of your Indigenous Pacific Islands ancestry (refer to Section 2 of the Application Form below);
  2. be a New Zealand citizen or Permanent Resident;
  3. have achieved at least a C+ grade in each of LAW 121G, LAW 131 and LAW 141 AND completed and passed five non-law courses (75 points),  AND have a LawGPA of 4.0 (B-);
  4.  have attended the UTAS Pacific information session – Wednesday, 17 October 2018, in Algie Lecture Theatre (Building 801) at 6.00pm;
  5. complete the online general Application for Admission into LLB Part II by Saturday, 1 December 2018;
  6. complete and submit the UTAS Pacific application form for admission into LLB Part II by Saturday, 1 December 2018. Please note - late applications will not be considered;
  7. attach your PASS tutorial attendance record sheet ("TAR sheet") for LAW 131 and LAW 141 to your UTAS Pacific application form. Please note – LAW 121G TAR sheet is not required;
  8. be available for an interview if requested by the Faculty between Monday, 10 December 2018 – Friday, 14 December 2018.

Please read the following before completing the Ancestry section of the Application Form:

Ethnicity and Ancestry
Ethnicity is the ethnic group(s) that people identify with or feel they belong to, and is a measure of cultural affiliation, as opposed to race, ancestry, nationality or citizenship. Ethnicity is self-perceived and people can belong to more than one ethnic group. A person’s ethnicity may not necessarily match their ancestry.

Ancestry is a biological and historical concept and refers to a person's blood descent. You are eligible for consideration under the Pacific TAS if you are of indigenous Pacific Island ancestry, and are a citizen or permanent resident of New Zealand.

Pacific Islands
For the purposes of the Pacific TAS, the Pacific Islands category includes Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Cook Islands, Niue, Tokelau, Fiji, Rotuma, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Wallis and Futuna, Hawai’i, French Polynesia, Rapanui (Easter Island).

Indigeneity
Indigenous Pacific Islanders are the native, original inhabitants of these islands.

Certification of Ancestry
The certification of your indigenous Pacific Island ancestry must be completed by a Church Elder or Community Leader who knows your family, a Justice of the Peace, or solicitor.

The Certifier must be of Pacific Island descent (excluding the Justice of the Peace/Solicitor) and cannot be your sibling, spouse, parent or grandparent. Your UTAS Pacific application will not be considered until your Certification of Ancestry form has been completed (and any verification concerns have been addressed).

Please note: We will contact your Certifier if we require further information with regard to your ancestry. If we cannot reach your Certifier on the details provided, your application will not be accepted. Please ensure that you provide the correct contact details for your Certifier.

UTAS Pacific Deadlines

UTAS Pacific Information evening       

  • Wednesday, 17 October 2018 at 6.00 – 8.00pm     
  • Algie Lecture Theatre (Rm 801-209)

Application for (general) Admission into LLB Part II          

  • Saturday, 1 December 2018      SSO

UTAS Pacific Applications for LLB Part II       

  • Saturday, 1 December 2018      Online

UTAS Pacific Interviews confirmed      

  • Wednesday, 5 December – Friday, 7 December 2018       
  • Students will be notified via email

UTAS Pacific Interviews   

  • Monday, 10 December – Friday, 14 December 2018
  • Room 810-201

LLB Part II Offer    

  • Friday, 21 December 2018       
  • Students will be notified via SSO

If you have any questions regarding the UTAS please contact:


Sosefina Faamausili
FOLAU Pasifika
Student Academic and Support Adviser (Pacific)
Email – s.faamausili@auckland.ac.nz
Telephone - +64 9 923 5019
Building 810, Room 213

 

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Undergraduate Targeted Admission Scheme (“UTAS”) Pacific for LLB Part II 2019 – Application Form

Section 1: Personal Details
if applicable
Contact details
2. Have you applied online for general admissions into LLB Part II? (pleas select appropriate option)
3. If you are applying for any other targeted admission scheme(s), please indicate which one(s):
4. Do you understand and accept that entry into Part II under the UTAS Pacific admission scheme obligates you to sign an agreement with the Faculty of Law?
Please note - the agreement states (inter alia) that you will be an active participant of the PASS programme and its initiatives for the duration of your legal studies at University.
5. Do you understand and accept that entry into LLB Part II gives the Faculty of Law the right to restrict your enrolment if you are admitted under UTAS Pacific?
Section 2: Pacific Ancestry
Download link to the form can be found from the description above.
7. Please indicate the indigenous Pacific Island ethnic group(s) you most identify with
Certification of Pacific Ancestry
Certifier’s designation
*if you select this option, you will not be eligible to apply under UTAS Pacific .
Certifier's contact details
File type must be PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, DOC or XLS format
Section 3: Personal statement

The UTAS Pacific exists to address issues of under-representation of Pacific people within the Law Faculty, and also within the New Zealand legal community. It is essential, therefore, that applicants admitted under this scheme are willing and able to use the skills and knowledge they will acquire through their studies to benefit Pacific people. This can be done in many ways, for example, through positive role modelling, community involvement, or advocacy. The following question will help the UTAS Pacific Committee assess your motivation and ability to contribute to this objective.

Note:

  • You must attach relevant documentation to support your statement (e.g. references, certificates, letters of recommendation, photographs.)
  • You may have to compile the relevant documents into a single document or PDF to upload
  • If you have additional documents that you are unable to upload please email them to s.faamausili@auckland.ac.nz by Saturday, 1 December  2018.  Late applications will not be considered.
File type must be PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, DOC or XLS format
File type must be PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, DOC or XLS format
File type must be PDF, JPG, GIF, PNG, DOC or XLS format

If you have additional documents that you are unable to upload please email them to s.faamausili@auckland.ac.nz by Satturday 1 December  2018. 

Late applications will not be considered.

Declaration
by Saturday 1 December 2018. Late applications will not be considered.