Other programmes funding individuals

These are some of the other initiatives we fund that support legal education and legal scholarship in Aotearoa New Zealand.

Borrin Foundation – Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga summer legal research internships

Promoting Māori legal scholarship among young people.


The annual Borrin Foundation-Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga (NPM) Summer Legal Research Internship Awards will enable two Māori tertiary students to research legal issues of relevance to Māori. The purpose of the internship programme is to promote Māori legal scholarship. The internships strongly connect legal research with legal practice. Each intern is supervised by a Māori academic in the NPM network of scholars and a practising Māori lawyer from Te Hunga Roia Māori o Aotearoa (the Māori Law Society).

Each internship is valued at $6500, including a $5500 stipend to the intern, plus $1000 for professional development, conference travel or other internship-related costs.

Borrin Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow

Supporting the sharing of legal knowledge for the benefit of both the legal profession and law students in Aotearoa New Zealand.


This award supports the six New Zealand law schools to host a distinguished international scholar every other year. 

Previously the NZ Law Foundation supported the Distinguished Visiting Fellowship.