Stories of how our law grants for New Zealand legal research have helped shape developments in legal thinking, policy and action.
Back in New Zealand’s early colonial days, court proceedings were not formally recorded> Read this success story
There is an environmental downside to New Zealand’s strong economy and growing population. Our resource management law, world-leading when enacted in 1991, is now struggling to protect our treasured natural environment from the challenges of growth such as expanding cities, pollution, and threatened species.> Read this success story
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.> Read this success story
From the first moments of conception, new technologies are changing the way we live – and raising complex, controversial legal and ethical questions.> Read this success story
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.> Read this success story
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.> Read this success story
The Law Commission has supported calls in a Law Foundation-backed study for alternative ways of dealing with sexual offending.
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> Read this success story
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.> Read this success story
Law Foundation-funded studies have helped prompt the Government to propose major changes making it easier for children to testify in court.> Read this success story
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.> Read this success story