Student Research Prizes and Awards

Call for Papers for 2014 Macro Biagi Award 

To stimulate scholarly activity and broaden academic interest in comparative labour and employment law, the International Association of Labour Law Journals announces a Call for Papers for the 2014 Marco Biagi Award. The award is named in honor of the late Marco Biagi, a distinguished labour lawyer, victim of terrorism because of his commitment to civil rights, and one of the founders of the Association. The Call is addressed to doctoral students, advanced professional students, and academic researchers in the early stage of their careers.

1. The Call requests papers concerning comparative and/or international labour or employment law and employment relations, broadly conceived. Research of an empirical nature within the Call's purview is most welcome.

 2. Submissions will be evaluated by an academic jury to be appointed by the Association.

 3. Papers accepted by the jury will be assured publication in a member journal.

 4. Papers may be submitted preferably in English, but papers in French, or Spanish will also be accepted. The final version should not significantly exceed 50,000 characters which is about twenty printed pages.

 5. The author or authors of the papers selected by the jury will be invited to present the work at the Association's 2014 meeting in Dublin. Efforts are being undertaken to attach an honarium and travel expenses for the presentation of the paper. Until that effort bears fruit, however, the Association hopes that home institutional funds would be available to support the researcher's presentation.

 6. The deadline for submission is April 30, 2014. Submissions should be transmitted electronically to both Lavoro e diritto at and the Comparative Labor Law & Policy Journal at

IRSV 2013 Student Essay Competition

The IRSV invites all Victorian undergraduate and postgraduate students to submit an essay to the annual Victoria Student Essay Writing Competition.

Essays should be submitted by 30 November 2013.

A flyer will all of the details will be available soon. Please click here for further details.

Date: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 17:00

IRSV Annual Student Essay Competition 2012

The Industrial Relations Society of Victoria invites all Victorian undergraduate and postgraduate students to submit an essay to the annual Industrial Relations Society of Victoria Student Essay Writing Competition. The winning entries at undergraduate and postgraduate level will each receive a cash prize of $500, and professional assistance by a member of the editorial board of academic journal Labour and Industry to develop the paper to a level ready for consideration for publication in the journal. The winner will also receive a free annual student membership of the IRSV for 2013.

This competition is open to all Victorian undergraduate and postgraduate university students with a passion for, or interest in, industrial relations. Entrants should submit a paper of between 2,500 and 10,000 words on a contemporary issue in Australian industrial relations. All entries must be submitted electronically to, by the close of business on Friday 30 November 2012, and must be accompanied by the registration form below. Entries received without the declaration below will not be accepted.

IRSV Student Essay Prize Winner 2011

Congratulations to LLB Employment Law student Tom Dreyfus for winning the 2011 Industrial Relations Society Victoria Student Essay Competition. His paper will be published in Labour and Industry. Well done Tom!

ILO Jakarta Office Internship 2011

The ILO Jakarta Office is interested to receive applications from Melbourne University law students for a short-term internship of 3-6 months in Jakarta to support the reporting and analysis of the application of international and national labour standards by textile enterprises in Indonesia. The intern will also work with the AusAID funded Better Work project to prepare a " Guide to Indonesian Labour Law for the Garment Industry". See for more Information on the global program.

The starting date and duration of the internship are negotiable and the intern will be paid a stipend of USD300 per month.

Interested students may contact Better Work Jakarta CTA, Simon Field - for more information.

Australian Industrial Relations Commission Award 2010

Caroline Kelly, an LLB student at the Melbourne Law School, was the winner of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission Award for 2010.

The AIRC Award was established by members of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission to commemorate 100 years of federal conciliation and arbitration and to record their appreciation of the work of Professor Joe Isaac and Professor Stuart Macintyre as honorary editors of 'A New Province for Law of Order'. The award is funded through a trust established by members of the AIRC.