July 06, 2021
New scholarship for Maori lawyers
Māori lawyers are being encouraged to deepen their studies of the ture.
The Michael and Suzanne Borrin Foundation along with Ngā Pae o Te Māramatanga, the Māori centre for research excellence, have created a scholarship for Māori law graduates who wish to obtain a post-graduate degree in law overseas or domestically.
A pool of $80,000 will be available annually which may be awarded to one scholar or split between two individuals.
Professor Jacinta Ruru, who co-designed the initiative, says it’s a game changer for Māori legal scholarship.
She says the investment comes at a time in law where Māori knowledge and ideas are being more and more heard.
Applications will open on 9 August 2021 and will close on 3 September.
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