Auckland Success in Legal Writing Awards

23 June 2014

Two Auckland Law School representatives have won Legal Research Foundation writing awards for 2013.

Associate Professor Peter Devonshire shared the JF Northey Memorial Book Award for the best law book published last year with Professor Richard Boast from Victoria University.

Peter Devonshire’s monograph, Account of Profits, was praised by the judges as “an extremely clear and concise articulation of a particular area of law”.

Auckland law student Fionna Cumming won the Post-Graduate Student Paper Award for her Master’s paper Mediation for International Environmental Dispute Resolution.

Fionna, a student in Senior Lecturer Nina Khouri’s Mediation LLM Intensive course last year, won the award for the research paper she wrote for the course.

The awards were announced by Justice Paul Heath at the Legal Research Foundation’s annual general meeting in June.