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The Zines Prize for Excellence in Legal Research

About the Prize

The Zines Prize is named after one of Australia’s most outstanding legal scholars, Professor Leslie Zines, who passed away in 2014. It was established in 2010 and has been awarded annually since then to both honour his work (and now his memory) and recognise, encourage, and reward excellence in legal scholarship by others.

All authors of published articles in the Federal Law Review are eligible to win the prize, which is awarded based on the decision of the Prize Committee. The 2015 Zines Prize Judging Panel comprised Professors Peter Cane, Dennis Pearce, and Kim Rubenstein. We are pleased to announce that the 2015 winner of the Zines Prize is James Stellios.

Prize winners

2015

Dr James Stellios, ‘The Centralisation of Judicial Power Within the Australian Federal System’ (2014) 42 Federal Law Review 357

2014

Robert Woods, ‘Rights Review in the High Court and the Cultural Limits of Judicial Powers’ (2013) 41 Federal Law Review 585

2013

Dr Brendan Lim, ‘Attributes and Attribution of State Courts - Federalism and the Kable Principle' (2012) 40 Federal Law Review 31

2012

Professor Stephen Bottomley, ‘The Notional Legislator: The Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s Role as a Law-Maker’ (2011) 39 Federal Law Review 1

2011

Dr Patrick Emerton, ‘Political Freedoms and Entitlements in the Australian Constitution – An Example of Referential Intentions Yielding Unintended Legal Consequences’ (2010) 38 Federal Law Review 169

 Emeritus Professor Leslie Zines

Emeritus Professor Leslie Zines

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