Prize details

Gordon Orr Prize

Value:

$1,000, subject to available funds

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

This Prize was established in 2015, via the University Foundation, through a bequest from Emeritus Professor Gordon Orr, a former Secretary of Justice, Waitangi Tribunal member and Dean of Victoria University's Law Faculty. The Prize is to encourage and support Māori students in the Law Faculty at Victoria University who participate in the Māori and Pacific Island (MPI) tutorial programme at the 200 level. Selection will be based on academic merit.

Information

This Prize was established in 2015, via the University Foundation, through a bequest from Emeritus Professor Gordon Orr, a former Secretary of Justice, Waitangi Tribunal member and Dean of Victoria University's Law Faculty. The Prize is to encourage and support Māori students in the Law Faculty at Victoria University who participate in the Māori and Pacific Island (MPI) tutorial programme at the 200 level. Selection will be based on academic merit.

Criteria
1. One Prize will be made annually to a Māori student who participates in the MPI tutorial programme and achieves the highest average grade across two or more specified 200-level law papers.

2. The Prize will have a value of approximately $1,000, depending on interest earned from the capital sum invested by the Victoria University Foundation.

3. The Prize may be held in conjunction with other Victoria University awards.

4. No student will be eligible to win this Prize more than once.

Selection Process
There is no application process. To be eligible for the Prize a student must be Māori and attend at least 75% of the MPI tutorials for each of the 200-level law papers in which they are enrolled during the year for which the prize is awarded.
The Prize will be awarded to the eligible student who, in the year for which the Prize is awarded, achieves the highest average grade across two of more 200-level law papers (LAWS 211, 212, 213, 214), excluding LAWS 297. Should the structure of the LLB degree change the Dean of the Law Faculty may add or amend the courses to be considered. Part-time students who complete two 200-level papers over two years will also be considered for the Prize.
Recipients will be notified in December.

Accountability
1. The Victoria University Foundation will ask recipients to write thank you letters to the donor's family on receiving the Prize.