Crown Law Office lawyer Harriet Farquhar has been awarded a William Georgetti Scholarship.
Ms Farquhar is an Assistant Crown Counsel in the Constitutional and Human Rights team. She studied law at Victoria University of Wellington and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in December 2016. She is also Associate Editor of the New Zealand Women’s Law Journal - Te Aho Kawe Kaupapa Ture a ngā Wāhine.
Ms Farquhar has received funding towards a Master of Laws at New York University, focusing on human rights, constitutional and international law.
There were three other scholarship recipients, in other fields than law. The scholarships were established by the late William Georgetti, a Hawke’s Bay farmer, who wanted to create opportunities for the “best brains” to benefit from his bequest. The scholarships encourage postgraduate study and research in a field that is important to New Zealand’s social, cultural or economic development.