Stories of how our law grants for New Zealand legal research have helped shape developments in legal thinking, policy and action.

Law Foundation project helps retain specialist youth advocates

A Law Foundation-funded project provided critical evidence that helped overturn plans to remove the specialist training requirement for people who work with youth offenders.

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Community projects help minority groups

The Law Foundation has a strong track record of supporting projects that help specific social groups better understand the law and their rights and obligations.

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Seeking justice for ACC claimants

The plight of hundreds of thousands of injured New Zealanders denied ACC support has been highlighted in a series of Law Foundation-backed reports.

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Competitions sharpen young lawyers’ skills

Stirring courtroom advocacy is often seen as the stock-in-trade of good lawyers.  It’s the glamorous public face of law that inspires bright, socially-conscious young people to enter the profession.

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Fellowship gives recipients a mid-career boost


Winners of the Law Foundation’s International Research Fellowship credit the award for lifting their legal careers in a surprising variety of ways.

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Making environment law fit to handle challenges of growth

There is an environmental downside to New Zealand’s strong economy and growing population. Our resource management law, world-leading when enacted in 2011, is now struggling to protect our treasured natural environment from the challenges of growth such as expanding cities, pollution, and threatened species.

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Practising lawyers benefit from Foundation support

Legal education funded by the Law Foundation has benefited literally thousands of lawyers throughout New Zealand, says the head of the Law Society’s continuing legal education programme.

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Making the Treaty work

The Treaty of Waitangi is our nation’s founding document – but what does it mean to our lives today?

Ongoing debate over interpreting the Treaty has made its legal status unclear and inconsistent.

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Foundation-backed study helps patients

Law Foundation-funded research on improving regulation of doctors to better inform and protect the public is making an impact in New Zealand and overseas.

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Lost Cases Project reveals our rich colonial legal heritage

Back in New Zealand’s early colonial days, court proceedings were not formally recorded

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NZLII opens doors to law for all

Thousands of New Zealanders – lawyers and non-lawyers alike – are benefiting from access to decisions by courts and other legal bodies, thanks to a remarkable Foundation-supported initiative.

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New technologies – taking on the challenge – Part One

About a decade ago, Law Foundation Executive Director Lynda Hagen decided it was time the Foundation stepped up a gear.  “We wanted to take on a project that could make a lasting difference

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New Technologies – taking on the challenge – Part Two

From the first moments of conception, new technologies are changing the way we live – and raising complex, controversial legal and ethical questions.

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Foreign Relations Law study wins international acclaim

The rapid pace of globalisation is producing an exploding range of practical legal problems. Now, a New Zealand-authored study is being acclaimed as filling a major gap in international legal literature on the subject.

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The Cartwright Inquiry – learning the lessons

In the words of eminent epidemiologist Sir David Skegg, the Cartwright Inquiry was “a watershed in the history of medicine and health care in New Zealand.”

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Parliament rule changes follow study on Urgency

A Law Foundation-backed study has led to changes in the way Urgency is used in Parliament.

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Putting mental capacity on the map

Gaps in the law protecting people with impaired decision-making capacity have been brought out into the open in a ground-breaking Law Foundation-backed study.

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Law schools value Distinguished Visiting Fellowship

New Zealand’s law schools have gained huge benefit from a Law Foundation programme enabling them to host a distinguished international scholar for up to two months each year.

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Study backs more response options for sex offending

Alternative ways of dealing with sexual offending should be tried, given stubbornly unchanged prosecution rates and high levels of victim dissatisfaction with the system, a Law Foundation-backed study has concluded.

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Government plans child witness rule changes following Law Foundation-backed studies

Law Foundation-funded studies have helped prompt the Government to propose major changes making it easier for children to testify in court.

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Child relocation – looking after children’s best interests

A major Otago University study provided valuable real-life experiences for local and international jurists trying to reach common ground on controversial issues around child relocation following parental separation.

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New Toolkit aids better regulation in New Zealand

An important new weapon in the ongoing battle to achieve effective regulation in New Zealand is now freely available online, thanks to Law Foundation support.

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