Writing Awards

Writing Awards

About Writing Awards

The shortlist for the 2017 LRF Writing Awards has now been published

The Legal Research Foundation awards annual prizes for legal writing. The awards will be announced at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting in 2018. The writing awards entries have now closed.

The Shortlisted entries for the 2017 LRF Annual Writing Awards are listed below. The winners will be announced at the AGM on Monday 20thAugust 2018.

THE JF NORTHEY MEMORIAL BOOK AWARD
Falsehood and Breach of Contract in New Zealand, Misrepresentations, Contractual Remedies and the Fair Trading Act, RJ Hollyman (Thomson Reuters)
Competition Law in New Zealand, Chris Noonan (Thomson Reuters)
Collisions in the Digital Paradigm, Law and Rule Making in the Internet Age,David Harvey (Bloomsbury)
This Realm of New Zealand, The Sovereign, The Governor-General, The Crown,Alison Quentin-Baxter and Janet McLean (Auckland University Press)
Feminist Judgments of Aotearoa New Zealand Te Rino: A Two-Stranded Rope, eds. Elisabeth McDonald, Rhonda Powell, Māmari Stephens, Rosemary Hunter (Hart Publishing)
International Human Rights Law in Aotearoa New Zealand, eds. Margaret Bedggood, Kris Gledhill, Ian McIntosh
Law and Policy in Modern Family Finance, Property Division in the 21stCentury, eds. Jessica Palmer, Nicola Peart, Margaret Briggs, Mark Henaghan (Intersentia Ltd)

THE SIR IAN BARKER PUBLISHED ARTICLE AWARD
The Principle of Legality: Constitutional Innovation, by Philip A. Joseph
Interrogating ‘Absolute Discretion’: Are NZ’s Parliament and Courts Compromising the Rule of Law?, Hanna Wilberg
Wilson, Kumar and Wichman: An Examination, Analysis and Discussion of Undercover Police Scenario Cases in the Supreme Court, Scott Optican
The Constitutional Role of the Courts under the NZ Bill of Rights: Three Narratives from Attorney General v Taylor, Claudia Geiringer
Using New Zealand Trusts to Escape Other Countries’ Taxes, Michael Littlewood
Prudential Regulation in New Zealand: Time to Review the Reserve Bank of New Zealand Act 1989, Helen Dervan and Simon Jenson

THE UNPUBLISHED POST-GRADUATE PAPER AWARD
Is say-on-pay the answer to executive remuneration problems in New Zealand?, Tameela Jayaweera Bandara
Why Meetings matter to Indigenous Peoples Decision-Making in International Fora,Tracey Whare
Indonesia Trade in Health Services: An overview of Indonesian National Policy and its Development to the Liberalization of Trade in Health Services, Laura Sylvia Johanna
How the European renewable energy policy possibly conflicts with the EU’s obligations under the regime of the WTO and the atypical case of Spain vs Argentina, Raphael Andreas Niessen

THE UNPUBLISHED UNDER-GRADUATE STUDENT PAPER AWARD
This year the short-listed papers were selected by each of the Law Faculties from Universities around New Zealand. There were seventeen papers short-listed in this category. Due to the number of papers we will not publish the short-list. The winners will be announced at the AGM.  



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.