Laura Lincoln is a student at Victoria University of Wellington. She is studying for a law degree with honours and a bachelor of science degree, majoring in environmental studies. She is currently assistant editor of the Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Papers e-journal. Laura's 2012 research paper "Takamore v Clarke: An Appropriate Approach to the Recognition of Maori Custom in New Zealand Law?" was the basis for her winning essay submitted for the 2012 Sir Edward Taihakurei Durie student essay competition sponsored by the Maori Law Review.