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  • Promoting legal research and education

    in New Zealand

  • The New Zealand Law Review

    - order your copy here

  • LRF Annual Writing Awards

    announced 9 June 2014

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    Simon Mount


    The Executive Council of the LRF is made up of legal minds from diverse areas of the law. The Council is the driving force behind conference initiatives and I'm delighted to work with such a talented group.

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    Barbara Relph

    Executive Secretary

    Our purpose is to promote legal research and education in New Zealand and we achieve this in several ways. Not only do we publish the New Zealand Law Review, we also organise conferences on topical issues for the legal community, invest in a visiting scholar programme and hold annual writing awards.

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    Hon Justice Paul Heath


    The LRF provides an opportunity for valuable legal research to be shared among those participating in the legal system. LRF has established many important relationships with legal institutions, academics, Judges and practitioners in New Zealand and elsewhere to achieve our objectives.

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    Bernard Brown

    Publications Chair

    I am proud to have been involved with the LRF since its inception in 1966, and have watched it grow from very small beginnings as a student organisation into a highly regarded, prominent law reform body. Keep your wits sharpened for the biennial quiz in 2014 - it will be the best one yet!

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  • Annual Writing Awardsentries closed

    Entries are now closed for the 2013 LRF Annual Writing Awards. If you have an article or paper to submit for next year, view the rules here. The awards are announced at the LRF's AGM.

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  • What's in the latestNZ Law Review?

    Part 4 2013 features articles by Dr Richard Cornes, Mark Hickford, Marcus Roberts, Dr John Turner and Samuel George Wevers ; and a review of administrative law by Hanna Wilberg.

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  • View Our Events

    The Legal Research Foundation holds several conferences, lectures and other events during the year. Coming up we have our AGM on 9 June 2014, followed by the LRF annual dinner.

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