Writing Awards

Writing Awards

About Writing Awards

See the list of winners of the Writing Awards 2017

Congratulations to the 2017 Writing Award winners announced at the Legal Research Foundation AGM on 20 August 2018.

JF Northey Memorial Book Award
Winner - Competition Law in New Zealand, Associate Professor Chris Noonan (Thomson Reuters)
Special commendations - Feminist Judgements of Aotearoa New Zealand Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope, edited by Elisabeth McDonald, Rhonda Powell, Māmari Stephens and Rosemary Hunter (Hart Publishing) and;
International Human Rights Law in Aotearoa New Zealand, general editors Margaret Bedggood, Kris Gledhill and Ian McIntosh (Thomson Reuters)

Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award
Winner - Wilson, Kumar and Wichman: An Examination Analysis and Discussion of Undercover Police Scenario Cases in the Supreme Court, Associate Professor Scott Optican (University of Auckland)

Post-Graduate Unpublished Student Paper Award
Winner - Why meetings matter to indigenous peoples’ decision making in international fora, Tracey Whare (University of Auckland)

Undergraduate Unpublished Paper Award
Winner - Extrinsic Evidence: Far from Instrumental, Brittany Reddington (University of Otago), and;
Courts That Heal? A Critical Evaluation of New Zealand’s Specialist Criminal Courts and Their Therapeutic Underpinnings, Olivia Klinkum (University of Otago)


JF Northey Memorial Book Award

This award is given for the best book published in 2017 by a New Zealand-based author (or authors of any number). It carries a prize of $2,000.00.

Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award

This award is given for the best article, essay or discrete book chapter published by a New Zealand-based author in 2017. It carries a prize of $1,500.00.

Unpublished Undergraduate Student Paper Award

This is open to unpublished undergraduate Students papers between a minimum of 10,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words. The paper must have been written for course credit at a New Zealand university. The writing of the paper must have been completed by the end of 2017, however, a paper completed during the summer period over 2017-2018 is also eligible provided the paper is submitted to the Foundation by the closing date.. The award carries a prize of $1,000.00. ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH YOUR UNIVERSITY. ONLY FIVE ENTRIES FROM EACH UNIVERSITY WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Unpublished Postgraduate Student Paper Award

This is open to unpublished undergraduate Students papers between a minimum of 10,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words. The paper must have been written for course credit at a New Zealand university. The writing of the paper must have been completed by the end of 2017, however, a paper completed during the summer period over 2017-2018 is also eligible provided the paper is submitted to the Foundation by the closing date. The award carries a prize of $1,000.00.