Awards and prizes

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CLANZ 2014 Award winners

Christina Billet and Liam Mason were the joint winners of the 2014 CLANZ-Chapman Tripp Public Sector In-house Lawyer of the Year award. The awards were presented at the 27th annual CLANZ Conference Gala Dinner and Awards, held on 16 May 2014 at the Dunedin Town Hall. Matt Vaughan won the ... More about CLANZ 2014 Award winners.

5 December 2011
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Christopher Hare receives 2011 International Research Fellowship

Auckland University senior lecturer Christopher Hare was awarded New Zealand’s premier legal research award, the New Zealand Law Foundation’s 2011 International Research Fellowship, on 17 November 2011. His research will be published in a book, entitled Banks in the Conflict of Laws, and will cover legal issues arising from international ... More about Christopher Hare receives 2011 International Research Fellowship.

6 October 2011
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Greg King Wins Eisenhower Fellowship

Lower Hutt barrister Greg King has been selected as the Fellow from New Zealand for Eisenhower Fellowship’s 2012 Multi Nation Programme. Mr King is one of 22 fellows who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in their fields, selected from a pool of 155 nations. The fellowship was established during the presidency ... More about Greg King Wins Eisenhower Fellowship.

7 June 2011
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CLANZ In-House Lawyer Awards 2011

Winners of the 2011 CLANZ awards were announced at the CLANZ conference in Napier from 12-13 May 2011. CLANZ is a section of the New Zealand Law Society. Charles Spillane, the general counsel and general manager, corporate affairs at Auckland International Airport Ltd, is the 2011 CLANZ-LexisNexis In-house Lawyer of ... More about CLANZ In-House Lawyer Awards 2011.

26 November 2010
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Cleary Memorial Prize history

Several recipients of the Law Foundation’s Cleary Memorial Prize have gone on to distinguished legal careers, including former Court of Appeal Judge David Baragwanath and Supreme Court Judge Sir Andrew Tipping. Their selection, and others besides, vindicates the criteria that recipients give the “most promise of service to and through ... More about Cleary Memorial Prize history.

26 November 2010
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2010 National Family Law Moot

Sarah Keast and Lyndon Rogers from Canterbury University won the Mahony Cup at the 2010 New Zealand Law Foundation National Family Law Moot. Four teams contested the 2010 event, hosted by Otago University’s law faculty in October. Shieana Ali and Rosemary Hunt represented Auckland University; Fiona Nelson and Almiro Clere, ... More about 2010 National Family Law Moot.

15 November 2010
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CLANZ Awards 2010

The CLANZ 2010 Award Winners were announced at the gala dinner of the CLANZ 2010 Conference in Rotorua on 14 May. CLANZ-Bell Gully Young Corporate Lawyer of the Year Nominees have less than five years’ in-house experience (and less than 10 years’ practising overall), and will have made an outstanding ... More about CLANZ Awards 2010.

15 November 2010
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NZ LAW Goldstone Award 2009

Oamaru lawyer George Berry was presented the 2009 NZ LAW Kerry Goldstone Memorial Award for outstanding voluntary community service at NZ LAW’s Annual General Meeting on 2 October 2009. Kerry Goldstone ‘s widow, Margaret, presented what will be the last of five awards to George Berry, who is senior partner ... More about NZ LAW Goldstone Award 2009.

15 November 2010
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Judge Karina Williams Prize 2009

Triple graduate Tamina Cunningham is the inaugural recipient of the Judge Karina Williams Prize in Law. The annual $1,500 prize has been created in memory of Manukau District Court Judge Williams, who died on 2 September 2005, just days short of her 43rd birthday. In addition to the financial award, ... More about Judge Karina Williams Prize 2009.

15 November 2010
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NZEBC internship to Waikato

University of Waikato law student Maria Collett-Bevan has won a summer internship at the New Zealand Europe Business Council (NZEBC). The internship, which runs for 12 weeks from November 2010 to January 2011, aims to establish a greater understanding of the level of EU member state company subsidiaries with a ... More about NZEBC internship to Waikato.

10 November 2010
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Maori Law Awards 2010

The inaugural Maori Law Awards, celebrating Maori legal success across all areas of legal practice, were made at Te Hunga Roia Huia Maori o Aotearoa Hui a Tau earlier this month. At the awards tribute was paid to the late Jolene Patuawa-Tuilave, the Co-President of Te Hunga Roia, who died ... More about Maori Law Awards 2010.

10 November 2010
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NZLSA competitions 2010

Otago law students continued their winning ways in national competitions held during the New Zealand Law Students Association (NZLSA) conference at Dunedin in September 2010. Held at the Faculty of Law, University of Otago, the competitions were in mooting, negotiation, client interviewing and witness examination. The Otago team, Alice Osman ... More about NZLSA competitions 2010.

10 November 2010
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Debra Wilson wins Monash Medal

University of Canterbury law lecturer Dr Debra Wilson has won the 2009 Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal from her alma mater, Monash University, Melbourne, for her thesis, “The legality of human cloning: an analysis of the legal arguments for and against a ban on reproductive cloning from a eugenics/human rights viewpoint”. ... More about Debra Wilson wins Monash Medal.

10 November 2010
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Sir Ian Barker award 2009

David McLauchlan, Professor of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, has won the Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award for the best article at the 2009 Legal Research Foundation Awards. Professor McLauchlan’s award-winning work, “Contract Interpretation: What Is It About?” and an earlier article were cited by Lord Hoffman in ... More about Sir Ian Barker award 2009.

10 November 2010
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JF Northey Book Award 2009

Peter Watts, Associate Dean at Auckland University’s Law Faculty, has won the JF Northey Memorial Book Award for his 2009 textbook, Directors’ Powers and Duties. The Award is bestowed each year by the Legal Research Foundation to recognise outstanding legal scholarship. It recognizes the best monograph or text published in ... More about JF Northey Book Award 2009.

10 November 2010
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Freemasons Scholarships 2010

Three law students – Elizabeth Chan, Max Harris and John-Luke Day – were among the 35 A-grade students from New Zealand universities who were presented with Freemasons scholarships in May 2010, totalling $250,000. The awards were presented by HRH The Duke of Gloucester, who is also the founding Chancellor of ... More about Freemasons Scholarships 2010.

10 November 2010
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William Georgetti Scholarship

Wellington lawyer Rebecca Rose has won a prestigious William Georgetti Scholarship. Several of these scholarships are awarded each year for post-graduate study in a field that will benefit the social, cultural and economic development of New Zealand. Rebecca has been awarded up to $45,000 to do a one-year master’s degree ... More about William Georgetti Scholarship.

10 November 2010
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Link Visiting Professor 2010

Margaret Wilson DCNZM, professor of law and public policy at the University of Waikato and former Speaker of Parliament, has been awarded the inaugural Link Visiting Professorship to the UK. Sponsored by the NZ-UK Link Foundation, the three-month visiting professorship will begin in October 2010 at the School of Advanced ... More about Link Visiting Professor 2010.

10 November 2010
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Ethel Benjamin scholarships 2010

Sarah Nolan and Adrienne Anderson are the 2010 NZ Law Foundation Ethel Benjamin scholarship winners. The two women lawyers each received $25,000 to assist with post-graduate study. Sarah Nolan will study for an LLM at the University College London later in 2010. She will further her interest in resource management ... More about Ethel Benjamin scholarships 2010.