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Privacy scholarship

By Steven | November 1, 2013

My colleague at VUW’s law school, Dr Nicole Moreham, asked me to post this:

A scholarship is available for a student wishing to complete an LLM by thesis on the law of privacy at Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand.  The thesis will be supervised by Dr Nicole Moreham (co-editor of Tugenhat & Christie: The Law of Privacy and the Media (2nd ed)).  Study must commence in either March or July 2014.

Scholarship and thesis details

The successful application will be required to complete a 50,000 word thesis (including footnotes and bibliography) and LAWS 581, an advanced legal study course.  Thesis topics are agreed in consultation with the supervisor but might include research into the protection of privacy in English, Commonwealth or US common law; the concept of privacy in search and seizure cases; press regulation; data protection; or privacy in Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights.

The successful applicant will have a strong academic record – he or she will be expected to have the equivalent of first class honours at undergraduate level.  An undergraduate law degree is expected but not required.  Both New Zealand and international graduates are eligible to apply.  The stipend covers living expenses (up to NZ $16,000) and tuition fees (up to approximately NZ $7,300 ie full domestic fees or a proportion of international fees).

The closing date for applications is 22 November 2013.  If a suitable candidate is not found, the scholarship will be re-advertised after that date.  Scholarships will also be available in subsequent years.

Application forms and further information

For further information and application forms, please click on the link below:

About Dr Nicole Moreham

Dr Nicole Moreham is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington.  As well as being co-editor of and contributor to The Law of Privacy and the Media (2nd ed, Oxford University Press, 2011, 952 pp), she has published numerous articles on the protection of privacy in England and Wales, New Zealand, and Europe. Her other research interests include the law of tort and media law.  Before joining the Victoria Faculty in 2006, Dr Moreham spent seven years at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge; first as an LLM and PhD student and then as a Fellow and Lecturer in Law.  In 2011, Dr Moreham was awarded a Rutherford Discovery Fellowship by the Royal Society of New Zealand which is providing the funding for this scholarship.

About Law at Victoria University of Wellington

The Faculty of Law at Victoria University of Wellington is based in an historic building opposite New Zealand’s Parliament Buildings and the Supreme Court.   It was judged the best law faculty in New Zealand in the 2011 PBRF (Performance Based Research Funding) evaluation. It is also ranked 19th in the 2013 QS World University Rankings Survey, making it the only faculty in New Zealand to reach the top 20.

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