Prize for Early Career Authors
In order to promote diversity and inclusivity in legal academic scholarship, from volume 45, the Melbourne University Law Review (‘Review’) will establish a prize of $3,000 for early career authors who identify as female or any gender identity other than cisgender male, Indigenous, culturally diverse, or linguistically diverse.
One article per volume of the Review will be awarded the prize.
To be eligible for the prize, applicants must be:
- Within the first five (5) years of their academic career or professional employment, or enrolled in a PhD in law at an Australian university at the time of application; and
- Identify as female or any gender identity other than cisgender male and/or Indigenous, culturally diverse, or linguistically diverse.
The eligibility criteria will be determined through the submissions form, allowing authors to indicate their interest in having their paper considered for the prize and to identify the basis of their eligibility.
The assessment process will be as follows:
- Eligible authors of all accepted articles who have indicated their interest in having their paper considered for the prize will be automatically considered;
- Following the acceptance of all articles for the volume, articles will be assessed by the Editors and the Faculty Advisers who will together decide the article to be awarded the prize;
- Where that article is co-authored by at least one author who fulfils the criteria outlined above, the prize money will be awarded only to the author(s) who fulfils the criteria;
- The decision of the Editors and Faculty Advisers is final, and the Editors reserve the right not to award the prize.
Any questions about eligibility should be directed to the Editors at