2019 Grant Summary
A summary of the grants we awarded in 2019 including grants that were co-funded with the New Zealand Law Foundation.
Grants we awarded in 2019
Darryn Aitchison Travel Grant
Purpose: To support travel to Australia and the US to learn from thought leaders and social justice lawyers.
Recipient: Darryn Aitchison
Drug Law Reform – international visitors and series of events
Purpose: To support the international visitors and a series of events about drug law reform in New Zealand in 2019
Recipient: NZ Drug Foundation
Olivia Hyland Travel Grant
Purpose: To support a law student, to travel to the USA to attend the Forum on Criminal Justice in September 2019.
Recipient: Olivia Hyland
He kokonga ngākau: community legal education on sentencing in Courts
Purpose: To support a nationwide series of community legal education workshops on s27 of the Sentencing Act (and its related provisions in the Sentencing Act).
Recipient: Auckland University of Technology
Legal Design Hackathon
Purpose: To support a Legal Design Hackathon in South Auckland
Recipient: Rochelle Furneaux
Legal Information Forum 2019
Purpose: To support the the holding of a forum to discuss national efforts to provide online legal information to the public
Recipient: University of Otago, Legal Issues Centre
Pacific Lawyers Association Conference 2019
Purpose: To support, through underwriting, the Inaugural Pacific Lawyers Association Conference in 2019.
Recipient: Pacific Lawyers Association
Leah Davison Travel Grant
Purpose: To support Leah Davison to attend an international Therapeutic Jurisprudence conference; as well as visit UK, USA, Australia to learn from practical examples of Therapeutic Jurisprudence in action (including therapeutic courts).
Recipient: Leah Davison
Publication of Correction: Life in the New Zealand criminal justice system
Purpose: To support the publication, book tour and speaking engagements for Asher Emanuel’s book on the New Zealand criminal justice system.
Recipient: Bridget Williams Books
Correction – Life in the New Zealand Criminal Justice System
Purpose: To support writing a general audience, non-fiction book about contemporary experiences of New Zealand’s criminal justice system.
Recipient: Asher Emanuel
Evaluation of the Special Circumstances Court
Purpose: To support an evaluation of the Special Circumstances Court
Recipient: Malatest International
2019 Grants co-funded with the Law Foundation
Adversarial lawyering in the Family Court, is there another way to act
Purpose: To support research into the possibility of moving the Family Court away from adversarialism towards a wider view of lawyers’ ethical duties, encompassing children’s interests
Recipient: Dr. Emily Henderson
Advice behind the wire: towards a national legal advice service for prisoners’
Purpose: To support an evaluation of the Canterbury-based Prison Information Service.
Recipient: Community Law Canterbury
Chinese parties in New Zealand Courts: Issues and Challenges
Purpose: To support research into the issues and challenges faced by Chinese litigants and witnesses in the New Zealand court system.
Recipient: Superdiversity Institute for Law Policy and Business
Crossover Children – Scoping study
Purpose: To scope a research project about young people who cross from care and protection to serious offending.
Recipient: The Henwood Trust
Expert Evidence about Memory in New Zealand Courts
Purpose: To support a project looking into the expert evidence about memory.
Recipient: Suzanne Blackwell
Neurodevelopmental Impairment in the Criminal Justice System: Incidence, relative risk and pathways
Purpose: To support research about the incidence of neurodevelopmental impairment in New Zealand’s young adult population and in particular those with involvement in the criminal justice system.
Recipient: Donald-Beasley Institute
Online Legal Information in Aotearoa
Purpose: To support the development of a knowledge base and collaborative framework for improving the quality and availability of online legal information in New Zealand.
Recipient: Legal Issues Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Otago
Reforming Oceans Management
Purpose: To support a project examining legislative and administrative reforms to better manage New Zealand’s oceans.
Recipient: Environmental Defence Society