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Best Paper Prize Shortlist 2021

2nd November 2021

The Society of Legal Scholars is delighted to announce the shortlist for the Best Paper Prize Competition from its 2021 Annual Conference, which took place in September at Durham University under the Presidency of Professor Thom Brooks.

Each subject section is able to nominate an eligible paper from those presented at the Conference. A judging panel then considers those nominated papers, selects a shortlist and determines a winner.

This year’s judging panel is:

  • Professor Catharine MacMillan (King’s College London), President of the Society 2021/22
  • Natalie Wortley (Northumbria University), Acting Subject Sections Secretary
  • John Pearson (Manchester Metropolitan University), nominee of the editors of Legal Studies

The panel would like to thank all of those who submitted papers for consideration. The field was impressive but, having carefully read and discussed the nominated papers, the panel have agreed upon the following shortlist:

  • Alexandra Allen-Franks (University of Cambridge), ‘Delineating “context” for the purposes of trade mark infringement’
  • Dr Jonathan Hardman (University of Edinburgh), ‘Descriptive Determinants of Ostensibly Normative Corporate Law Arguments’
  • Narine Lalafaryan (University of Cambridge), ‘Orchestrating Finance with Material Adverse Changes’

The winner of the prize will be announced shortly.