Auckland Success in Legal Writing Awards

20 June 2013

The Auckland Law School did extremely well in the Legal Research Foundation’s Legal Writing Awards for 2012, winning three of the four awards.

Professor Janet McLean won the top prize, the JR Northey Memorial Book Award, for her book Searching for the State in British Legal Thought. The $2000 prize is awarded by the Legal Research Foundation for the best legal monograph or text by a New Zealand author or authors published between 1 January and 31 December each year.

Hamish McQueen, a recent graduate who is currently clerking for the President of the Court of Appeal, won the Sir Ian Barker Published Article Award for ‘The Peculiar Evil of Silencing Expression: the Relationship between Charity and Politics in New Zealand’ and Edward Willis, who is studying for his PhD at the Auckland Law School, won the Unpublished Post-Graduate Paper Award for ‘Limits on Constitutional Authority’.

Auckland also won the same three awards last year. The awards were announced by Justice Heath at the Legal Research Foundation’s annual general meeting on Monday 6 May 2013.