Sir Francis Forbes Society for Australian Legal History, Prize

This prize is awarded for the best presentation by a higher degree research student or an early career researcher at the annual conference. This paper will be published in law&history, the Society’s journal.

Our 2016 winner is Danielle Boaz for a paper presented at our Perth conference which compares witchcraft suppression laws across three jurisdictions.

Past winners are:

2014 Janine Pizzetti : ‘Judging Protection: “The Unintentional Errors of an Unlearned Magistracy”, British Guiana and Port Phillip, 1830s–40s,’  in issue vol. 3, 2016

2015 James Kirby: ‘“Conditional on a Bill of Rights”:  Race and Human Rights in the Constitution of Botswana, 1960-66‘ in issue vol. 4:1, 2017