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The Holt Prize

  The Holt Prize Book launch was held at Melbourne Law School on Wednesday 28th September 2016.

  The books were launched by The Hon Justice Mark Leeming, Supreme Court of New South Wales.

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The Holt Prize is a biennial publishing award which recognises excellence in unpublished legal works of an academic or practical nature. The winner of the Holt Prize is awarded a $12,000 cash prize and a publishing contract with The Federation Press.

The prize is named after the late Christopher Holt, co-founder of The Federation Press, who gave many notable academics their first publishing opportunity. It was awarded for the first time in 2015.

After much deliberation, the distinguished judging panel of 2015 which was comprised of Justice Stephen Gageler, Neil Williams SC and Professor Andrew Lynch, awarded the prize to two entrants who shared the cash prize:

Dr Giovanni Di Lieto
Monash University
Migrant Labour Law: Unfolding Justice at Work in Free Markets

Dr Scott Stephenson
Melbourne University
From Dialog to Disagreement in Comparative Rights Constitutionalism

Federation Press will also publish the outstanding works of the following 2015 finalists:

Dr Yee-Fui Ng
RMIT University
Ministerial Advisers in Australia: The Modern Legal Context

Dr James Watson
Barrister, Banco Chambers
The Origins of the Duty to Account

Left to right Professor Andrew Lynch, Neil Williams SC, Giovanni Di Lieto, The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler, Yee-Fui Ng, Scott Stephenson (James Watson unable to attend) Yee-Fui Ng, Giovanni Di Lieto, Scott Stephenson (James Watson unable to attend)

For information on guidelines and submissions for Holt Prize 2017

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