Writing Awards

Writing Awards

About Writing Awards

The Writing Awards are closed for 2020. Entries for 2021 will open in November 2021.

The Legal Research Foundation awards annual prizes for legal writing.   The winners of the 2020 Awards are:- 

JF Northey Memorial Book Award - joint winners

Elisabeth McDonald "Rape Myths as Barriers to Fair Trial Process" (Canterbury University Press)

and

Dr Maria Hook and Jack Wass "The Conflict of Laws in New Zealand" (LexisNexis 2020)

Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award 

Anna High and Caroline Hickman "The Any Evidence Rule in New Zealand Family Law"

Unpublished Undergraduate Student Paper Award

Jacobi Te Hingatu Kohu-Morris "Ko Wai Te Mana Whenua?  Identifying Mana Whenua Under Aotearoa New Zealand's Three Laws"

Unpublished Post Graduate Student Paper Award

Jayden Houghton "An Opportunity for Maori and the Crown to Reconcile with respect to Matauranga Maori and Taonga"

 

The awards will open in late November 2021 for the 2021 Awards.

 

 

Entries for 2020 are now closed reopen end of 2021

JF Northey Memorial Book Award

This award is given for the best book published in 2020 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 2020. It carries a prize of $1,500.00. Please email a copy of the paper to info@legalresearch.org.nz

Unpublished Undergraduate Student Paper Award

This is open to unpublished undergraduate Students papers between a minimum of 10,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words.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 2020, however, a paper completed during the summer period over 2020-2021 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Unpublished Postgraduate Student Paper Award

This is open to unpublished postgraduate Students papers between a minimum of 8,000 and a maximum of 18,000 words.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 2020, however, a paper completed during the summer period over 2020-2021 is also eligible provided the paper is submitted to the Foundation by the closing date. The award carries a prize of $1,000.00. Please email a copy of the paper to info@legalresearch.org.nz