Home > News > SLS Birks Book Prize Short List 2019

SLS Birks Book Prize Short List 2019

6th August 2019

SLS Birks Book Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2019 Shortlist


The Society of Legal Scholars is delighted to announce the short list for the Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship. Each year the Society offers two prizes for outstanding published books by scholars in their early careers. The 2019 winners will be chosen from the short list below.

Congratulations to those who have been shortlisted from a large field of over 20 entries. Competition was, once again, intense with impressive scholarship represented throughout. The judges were privileged to have the opportunity to read these and the other entries. The winners of the prizes will be announced at the Annual Dinner of the Society on Wednesday September 4 at the Annual Conference at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston (see www.slsconference.com).

Dr Mark Chadwick, Nottingham Trent University – Piracy and the Origins of Universal Jurisdiction (Brill/Nijhoff 2019)

Dr Noam Gur, QMUL – Legal Directives and Practical Reasons (OUP 2018)

Dr Magda Raczynska, UCL – The Law of Tracing in Commercial Transactions (OUP 2018)

Dr Prince Saprai, UCL – Contract Law Without Foundations – Toward a Republican Theory of Contract Law (OUP 2019)

Dr Oisin Suttle, Queens University, Belfast – Distributive Justice and World Trade Law – A Political Theory of International Trade Regulation (Cambridge University Press 2018)

Dr Hélène Tyrrell, Newcastle University – Human Rights in the UK and the Influence of Foreign Jurisprudence (Hart Publishing 2018)