Borrin Grants for Legal Projects

Learn more about the projects we have funded through our grant-making.

2022 Grants

Te Rauhī i te Tikanga– A Tikanga Companion

Te Rauhī i te Tikanga– A Tikanga Companion

This project is the first stage in designing a rich digital resource, a ‘companion’, to assist those in the learning, teaching and practice of law in Aotearoa New Zealand to understand how tikanga Māori operate as legal norms for Māori communities, and how those norms...

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Rainbow Rights Conference

Rainbow Rights Conference

Te Kāhui Tika Tangata, the New Zealand Human Rights Commission is hosting a conference for Rainbow and Takatāpui communities on Rainbow rights in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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2021 Grants

Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa 2021

Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa 2021

Te Kura Reo o Te Hunga Rōia Māori o Aotearoa is an intensive, immersion style wānanga to provide te reo Māori language training tailored to the legal profession including lawyers judges, legal academics, legal professionals and law students.

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IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity”

IAWJ’s 15th International Biennial Conference: “Celebrating Diversity”

The International Association of Women Judges biennial conference brings together the judiciary and others working in law to cultivate a global network, create opportunities for judicial exchange, pioneer judicial education programmes and eliminate gender bias from judicial systems. In 2021, the NZ Association of Women Judges is hosting the biennial conference.

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2020 Grants

Live Law Manual

Live Law Manual

To support real time updating of legal information and the digital communications strategy for the ‘Live Law Manual’ bespoke content management platform, a digitally interactive version of the Community Law Manual.

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Access to Justice for Whānau, Hapū, Iwi

Access to Justice for Whānau, Hapū, Iwi

Developing digital content to educate and support Iwi and Māori social service providers and legal practitioners to support whanau working with Oranga Tamariki – Ministry for Children and the Family Court.

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2019 Grants

2019 Grant Summary

2019 Grant Summary

A summary of the grants we awarded in 2019 including grants that were co-funded with the New Zealand Law Foundation.

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2018 Grants

Inaugural grants

He Whaipaanga Hou – A New Approach 2018

He Whaipaanga Hou – A New Approach 2018

Completion of a comprehensive research project about the criminal justice system and Māori, 30 years on from the original landmark report, including a comparative study of other criminal justice systems and other indigenous peoples.

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