Masters of Law Scholarship

Grant Status: 
Opening and Closing Dates: 
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 09:30 to Tuesday, December 4, 2018 - 06:00

Call for applications for Master of Laws Scholarship are now closed

Research to create a more accessible, affordable, efficient, fair, and accurate civil justice system in Aotearoa

The University of Otago Legal Issues Centre (UOLIC) and Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga are offering a one year scholarship for a Māori student to complete a Master of Laws (LLM).

The Masters project will be on an area of work within the UOLIC’s research programme, which focuses on how New Zealand’s civil justice system can be more accessible, affordable, efficient, fair, and accurate. This scholarship is to support work on this area of research from a Māori perspective and thereby contributing to the broad goals of Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga to realise Māori aspirations for positive engagement in national life and enhance our excellence in Indigenous scholarship.

The successful applicant will undertake study at the University of Otago either full-time (over one year) or part-time (over two years) starting in 2019 and may study as a distance student (off-site within New Zealand). The University of Otago has excellent distance and on-campus support and further support will be provided by the NPM Te Kupenga o MAI  programme.

The project will be supervised by Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin, Director of the Legal Issues Research Centre and Professor Jacinta Ruru, Co-Director, Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga.

The scholarship has a total value of $15,000 plus domestic tuition fees (if undertaken part-time over two years the scholarship will be $7,500pa plus domestic tuition fees).

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Applications closed 3 December 2018