Writing Awards

Writing Awards

About Writing Awards

The winners of our 2016 writing awards have now been announced.

The Legal Research Foundation awards annual prizes for legal writing. The Foundation announced the winners of the 2016 Annual Writing Awards at the AGM in July 2017.

JF Northey Memorial Book Award

The award is given to the best book published in 2016 by a New Zealand based author (or authors). It carries a prize of $2000. This year the prize was awarded to joint-winners; Jane Calderwood Norton for “Freedom of Religious Organisations”, (Oxford University Press, 2016) and Joanna Mossop for “The Continental Shelf Beyond 200 Nautical Miles, Rights and Responsibilities”, (Oxford University Press, 2016).

Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award

The award is given for the best article, essay or discrete book chapter published by a New Zealand based author in 2016. It carries a prize of $1500. This year's winners are Oliver Hailes and Andrew Geddis for "The Trans-Pacific Partnership in New Zealand’s Constitution".

Unpublished Undergraduate Student Paper Award

This is open to unpublished student papers between a minimum of 10,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words.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 2016. The award carries a prize of $1,000. This year's winner is Samuel Johnston with “The Introduction of Land Tax in New Zealand in 1878” (University of Auckland, Faculty of Law).

Unpublished Postgraduate Student Paper Award

This is open to unpublished postgraduate student papers between a minimum of 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words. For Masters students, the paper must have been written in 2016 as part of the course requirements for a post graduate degree at a New Zealand University. For PhD students there is no requirement that the paper must be written as part of course requirements. This year's winner is Greg Severinsen with “Applying Principles of Environmental Law to Novel Technologies: The Case for Carbon Capture and Storage” (Victoria University Law School).

 

 

 

JF Northey Memorial Book Award

This award is given for the best book published in 2016 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 2016. 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 10,00 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 2016, however, a paper completed during the summer period over 2016-2017 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 2016, however, a paper completed during the summer period over 2016-2017 is also eligible provided the paper is submitted to the Foundation by the closing date. The award carries a prize of $1,000.00.