Inaugural AALTRA Prize 2022

Inaugural AALTRA Australian Animal Law Research Prize

The Australasian Animal Law Teachers’ and Researchers’ Association Inc (AALTRA) Australian Animal Law Research Prize will be awarded for the most outstanding contribution to the field of animal law by an Australasian scholar/student (whether by residence or birth) or whose work has a focus on these jurisdictions.

Published or unpublished papers may be submitted for the prize. In the case of published papers, the paper must have been published or accepted for publication between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2022. The work must be in the broad field of ‘animal law’. As a guide this does not include work in which either animals or the law are purely incidental. The work must address the position or interests of animals in relation to the law.

Applications may be made by either the author themselves or by another person on their behalf. The author’s permission can be evidenced by an email from the author confirming consent to the submission at the time of submission or upon request from the Prize Committee afterwards. The prize will be judged on the basis of the written paper alone. No narrative is required with the submission of the article.

To be considered, the paper (in pdf format) should be emailed to Professor Christine Parker . Please include in your email a clear statement that the paper is to be considered for the AALTRA Research Prize. The prize will be the amount of AUD500. The winner shall be announced at the AALTRA, CREEL Animal Law Conference, Animal Law in a Dis/Re-Connected World, 28-29 November 2022.

For further information, contact Professor Christine Parker at

Application closes Sunday, 16 October 2022.

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