New Zealand Law Society - Rex Mason Trust legal writing award entries open soon

Rex Mason Trust legal writing award entries open soon

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Entries for New Zealand's oldest legal writing prize will open on 1 April 2019.

The Honourable Rex Mason Prize for Excellence in Legal Writing will be awarded for writing which was published in a New Zealand legal publication between 1 January 2018 and 31 December 2018.

Entries may be made from 1 April until 4pm, 21 June 2019 on the official entry form.

The prize was established in 1973 and commemorates Henry Greathead Rex Mason (1885-1975), one of New Zealand's longest-serving MPs, and a former Attorney-General and Minister of Justice. It is valued at around $1,000 each year and is managed by the Wellington branch of the New Zealand Law Society as trustee for the Honourable Rex Maxon Trust.

The prize judges are a nominee of the Chief Justice, the Dean of Victoria University of Wellington Law School, and the Editor of the New Zealand Law Journal.

The last prize winner, for writing published during 2017, was Sarah Alawi for her article "Gestational Surrogacy Disputes: A Proposed Cause of Action for intended Parents in New Zealand" which was published in the New Zealand Law Review.

A list of prize winners since 2010 is available here.