CFP: Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory 2021

Submission deadline: June 30, 2021

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The Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence in The University of Sydney Law School invites entries for the Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory 2021. The prize is funded by a generous gift from the Honourable Dennis Mahoney QC AO, former President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal.

The Prize will be awarded to the author or authors of the entry that, since 30 June 2016, has best advanced the sociological approach to jurisprudence pioneered by the late Julius Stone, especially in his seminal work of 1946, The Province and Function of Law. This approach involves an understanding of the operation and the needs of particular societies, rather than a purely historical or conceptual approach to understanding law. It is an approach that marries legal theory with sociological inquiry.

The winner of the Prize will receive AU$50,000 and may also be invited to participate in the activities of the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence for up to one semester and to deliver the Julius Stone Address.

Entries must be submitted by 30 June 2021.

The author or authors themselves can apply, or someone else, such as a publisher, can nominate them. The application must include an abstract that explains how the entry relates to the purpose of the Prize, as set out in the terms and conditions.

The winner will be announced in December 2021.

Please send any questions about the Prize to law.jsi@sydney.edu.au.

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