The Irish Association of Law Teachers invites nominations for the 2017 Kevin Boyle Book Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship. Nominations will close on 14 June 2017.

The IALT will award each of two prizes to an Ordinary Member of the IALT (who meets the requirements set out below) who has published a book that is deemed to have made a particularly outstanding contribution to the understanding of law. The prizes will be awarded at the IALT annual conference in November 2017.

The closing date for nominations for the 2017 prize is 14 June 2017.

There are two categories this year, and a separate prize of €500 for the winner of each:
A. Best text written primarily for students and/or practitioners.
B. Best text written primarily for academics and researchers

RULES
1. The competition is open to Ordinary Members of the Association who meet the following requirements:
• The member must be a currently paid up Ordinary Member of the Association and
• The member 
- On the date on which the application is made, must be employed (either part-time or full-time) by an institution of higher education or research institution on the island of Ireland (Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland); or
- Must have been, at any time, an employee of such an institution (either part-time or full-time) for a period or periods amounting to at least 2 academic years; or
- Has, at any time prior to 14 June 2017, graduated with a Ph.D. from any institution of higher education or research institution on the island of Ireland (Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland).

2. A member of the Association must nominate the book for it to be considered. Members may nominate their own books.

3. Nominees must send a completed nomination form together with two copies of the book to the President of the Association on or before the expiry of the closing date for nominations, which is 14 June 2017. The Association regrets that it cannot return any copies provided. Please send by post to Dr Claire Hamilton, Department of Law, New House, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

4. Nominations that are not accompanied by at least two copies of the relevant book will not be considered.

5. Books that are jointly authored by no more than three persons are eligible.

6. The prize may be divided between co-authors of a single work or between the authors of separate works that are deemed to be of equal merit. The Association reserves the right not to make an award in a given year.

7. Books will be eligible if they are original works that have been published between 1 June 2014 and 14 June 2017 inclusive. (Books that were published between 1 May 2012 and 30 May 2014 were eligible for the last book prize.)

8. Books previously entered for the prize are not eligible for consideration.

9. Second or subsequent editions of a text published within the relevant period are eligible for consideration, provided that previous editions have not previously been nominated for the prize. Reprints, reissues, conference proceedings and multi-authored collections of essays, however, are not eligible for consideration. Books published by or on behalf of the Association are not eligible for consideration.

10. The President of the Association will nominate the judging panel. The decision of the judging panel on eligibility and any other matter arising from the competition shall be final.

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IRISH ASSOCIATION OF LAW TEACHERS
BOOK PRIZE 2017 NOMINATION FORM


Name of Book:______________________________________________________

Name of Author(s): __________________________________________________

Is/are the author(s) members of the IALT: Yes No

Name(s) of Higher Education/Research institution(s) at which the author(s) work or have worked or from which the author(s) obtained a Ph.D.:
_____________________________________________________________________

Dates during which the author(s) worked/have worked at the above institution(s)________________________________________________________

Publishing Company: ________________________________________________

Month and Date of Publication: ________________________________________

Name of Nominator: _________________________________________________

Is the nominator a member of the IALT: Yes No

Category (please circle):
A. Best text written primarily for students and/or practitioners.
B. Best text written primarily for academics and researchers

Briefly state below why you believe this book is worthy of nomination for the IALT Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship.

 

 

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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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