Prizes and Grants


Nominations for the 2018 prizes have now closed and submissions are being considered.

The Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand (LSAANZ) will award three publication prizes each year. The prizes will be awarded for the most outstanding contribution to the field of law and society by an Australian or New Zealand scholar (whether by residence or birth) or whose work has a focus on these jurisdictions across three categories:

  1. For a published scholarly book/monograph
  2. For a published scholarly article or book chapter
  3. To an early career researcher (ECR) for work nominated for consideration under (1) or (2) above.

The work must be in the broad field of socio-legal scholarship. As a guide, this does not include works that are purely doctrinal. In assessing this criterion, the following indicative points may be taken into account:

  • Does it address the intersection of law and society?
  • Does it engage with socio-legal literature?
  • Does it focus upon both law and society

The publication must have been published in the 12 months preceding 30 June 2018. Note that if a person nominates a work that has been published online before 30 June 2018 (and the print publication occurs after 30 June), then that work is ineligible for submission in the following year as a print publication (i.e. you cannot submit the same work for consideration in different years).

The closing date for receipt of the nomination for all three prizes was 15 July 2018.

TRAVEL GRANTS – HDR/Postgraduate Students

LSAANZ offers up to three small conference scholarships to assist Higher Degree Research students with costs of attending the annual conference. A maximum of up to three scholarships will be awarded for reimbursement of travel costs: up to $AUD850 for New Zealand resident Higher Degree Research students and up to $AUD400 for Australian resident Higher Degree Research students.

To qualify, students must:

  • be enrolled in a Higher Degree Research qualification e.g. PhD or research Masters degree
  • present a paper at the LSAANZ conference
  • attend the LSAANZ Postgraduate Workshop
  • attend the LSAANZ conference
  • be unable to access funding from their home institution to support their attendance at the LSAANZ conference.

Higher Degree Research students from Arts and Social Sciences are particularly encouraged to apply. Scholarship recipients must attend the conference and present a paper to receive reimbursement of travel costs. Withdrawal or non-attendance will automatically forfeit entitlement to the scholarship.

Applications for 2018 have now closed. Any queries about the scholarship should be directed to the President of the Law and Society Association Australia and New Zealand