Prize details

Robert Orr McGechan Memorial Prize

Value:

$250 subject to available funds

Closing date:

No application required

Eligibility

This prize arises from a fund subscribed by students, staff and friends of Victoria University of Wellington to commemorate the work of Professor Robert Orr McGechan in the Chair of Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law 1940-1954. It is awarded for the best work for Victoria University of Wellington Law Review.

Information

This prize arises from a fund subscribed by students, staff and friends of Victoria University of Wellington to commemorate the work of Professor Robert Orr McGechan in the Chair of Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law 1940-1954.

1. The Robert Orr McGechan Memorial Prize shall be awarded annually to the student in the Faculty of Law who is enrolled for either the LLB degree or the LLB(Honours) degree, and who is judged to have done the best work for the Victoria University of Wellington Law Review, and to be worthy of the award. In special circumstances two prizes may be awarded in the one year.

2. The award shall be made by the Council on the recommendation of the Academic Board after receiving a report from the Dean of the Faculty of Law.

3. The value of the prize shall be determined by the Council after consideration of the income from the fund.

4. If in any year the income from the fund or any part thereof is not expended it may be used in a subsequent year, or, if the Council so decides, may be added to the fund.

5. If the Council of this University at any time deems it expedient to do so it may revoke Clause 1 and substitute a new clause whereby the prize shall be awarded for such other attainment by a student or students in the Faculty of Law as the Council may determine.