2014 Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.

The winner of the third Kevin Boyle Book Prize was announced at the IALT annual conference at NUI, Galway in November 2015.

The winning book was:

Prof Eve Darian-Smith, Law and Societies in Global Contexts: Contemporary Approaches, (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

This is a masterful survey situating socio-legal studies in a global context, marrying anthropology and socio-legal studies in a manner that is both expansive and intricate.  The book seeks to examine socio-legal phenomena in a transnational and global context, pushing beyond the local and national.

Professor Eve-Darian Smith is Professor and Chair of Global and International Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara.

The shortlist for the 2014 Book Prize was as follows:

Dr Louise Crowley, Family Law (Round Hall)

Prof Eve Darian-Smith, Law and Societies in Global Contexts: Contemporary Approaches (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Dr Kerry O'Halloran, Religion, Charity and Human Rights (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Dr Catherine O'Rourke, Gender Politics in Transitional Justice (Cambridge University Press, 2013)

Dr Hakeem Yusuf, Colonial and Post-Colonial Constitutionalism in the Commonwealth (Routledge)

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2012 Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.

The winner of the second Kevin Boyle Book Prize was announced at the IALT annual conference in Dublin in November 2012.

The winning book was:

Dr Aoife Nolan, Children's Socio-Economic Rights, Democracy and the Courts (Oxford, Hart Publishing, 2011) 

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2010/2011 Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.

The winner of the inaugural Kevin Boyle Book Prize (named in memory of the late Professor Kevin Boyle) was announced at the IALT Spring seminar in April 2011.

The winning book was:

Dr Eoin Carolan, The New Separation of Powers: A Theory for the Modern State (OUP, 2009).

This important title develops a new model of the separation of powers theory for the administrative state. It argues for the replacement of the traditional theory with a new model which has the potential to both enhance democratic checks and balances and to legitimise the role of administrative and regulatory bodies in the modern state.

The shortlist for the inaugural Kevin Boyle Book Prize was announced at the IALT annual conference in November 2010.  The shortlist was as follows:

Dr Eoin Carolan The New Separation of Powers: A Theory for the Modern State

Tom O’Malley Criminal Process

Dr Geoffrey Shannon Child Law

Dr Deirdre Ahern Director’s Duties: Law and Practice.

Professor Brice Dickson The European Convention on Human Rights and the Conflict in Northern Ireland.

Dr Hakeem Yusef Transitional Justice, Judicial Accountability and the Rule of Law.

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