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Law and Economics Association of New Zealand Scholarships for overseas study

The Law and Economics Association of New Zealand seeks applicants for one or more scholarships for study overseas commencing after 1 July 2012.

The Association intends to award a Friedlander Foundation Scholarship, by the kind generosity of the Friedlander Foundation, and possibly other scholarships, including one or more C W Maughan Scholarships or scholarships funded by other donors.

Scholarships will be available in two categories:

  1. Senior Scholarships will be available to full time academics to enable them to attend developmental or further education opportunities in law and economics and will provide full funding up to $10,000.
  2. Ordinary Scholarships will provide funding of up to $10,000 to a person studying law and economics at master’s level or above overseas and intending to return to New Zealand, preferably to academia.

Senior Scholarships

Academics interested in applying for a Senior Scholarship should contact the President of LEANZ, Bernard Robertson, to discuss suitable opportunities and the application process. A Senior Scholarship will not be awarded for attendance or presenting a paper at a conference.

Ordinary Scholarships

Applications for scholarships to attend the following courses of study are particularly invited and will be automatically considered:

  • George Mason University, LLM
  • George Mason University MA in institutional economics
  • University of Oxford, MSc in law and finance
  • European Masters in law and economics (EMLE)
  • College of Europe, Bruges, LLM or MA in European law and economics
  • University of Utrecht, LLM in law and economics
  • World Trade Institute, Berne, Masters in International law and economics

Applicants will also be considered for other courses of study provided that they can show that they will be following a law and economics syllabus. Ready opportunities exist in the LLMs at Yale, Harvard, NYU, the EUI Florence, or UCL; the LLM or MA at the Fletcher School (Tufts); the MA at Madrid; and the BCL at Oxford, but other courses will also be considered.
Applications will also be considered from persons already attending such a course who wish to undertake a further year of research in law and economics for PhD, SJD, MPhil etc. Support is unlikely to be available for more than the first year of a PhD.

Applicants who receive an offer of a place at any of the seven courses listed above should simply write to Matthew Barber enclosing:

  • a copy of the offer
  • a copy of their academic record
  • names and contact details of two referees; and
  • a covering letter applying for the scholarship, setting out their reasons for studying law and economics and intended career path. Applicants should also identify their other sources of funding, so that it is clear that it is feasible to take the course.

Anyone considering applying in respect of other courses is advised to contact Matthew Barber to discuss the proposed syllabus before making an application for the scholarship. An application can then be made as above, including details of the proposed syllabus.


The President of LEANZ, Bernard Robertson, Bernard.robertson@lexisnexis.co.nz or PO Box 25492, Wellington 6146.

Matthew Barber, matthew.barber@aut.ac.nz or Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142

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