These awards celebrate outstanding work by UQ Law Research Higher Degree students in their fields.  They recognise publications of high quality, grants for novel research methods and Faculty-wide recognition of excellence.

Renato Costa - John Finnis and the Central Case Constitution, Journal of Legal Philosophy,
and Sarah Kendall - The Erosion of Academic Freedom: How Australian Espionage Law Impacts Higher Education and Research. Sydney Law Review 44 (4) 503-535. 

Yvonne Breitwieser-Faria


Rebecca Barber, ‘An Exploration of the General Assembly’s Troubled Relationship with Unilateral Sanctions’, International & Comparative Law Quarterly 70(2) 343-378. 
DOI: 10.1017/S0020589321000026

Constance Lee, The spark that still shines: John Calvin on conscience and natural law. Oxford Journal of Law and Religion 8 (3) 615-640.
DOI: 10.1093/ojlr/rwz023

Rose Foster – PhD project – 'Legal challenges and opportunities for effective marine restoration in the Anthropocene'.

David O’Brien – PhD project – 'The Law of Blind Trusts in Australia'.

Renato Saeger Magalhães Costa – PhD Project – ‘The Elements of Constitutionalism and the Pseudo-Constitution: Beyond the Ontological Classification of Constitutions’.

Karma Tshering - PhD project – ‘Dealing with the unrepresented defendants in criminal matters - A comparative study between Australia and Bhutan’. 

Anne Pickering – PhD project – ‘A framework for property law reform and development within legal pluralism: Adopting an innovative approach’.

Joseph Lelliott, Smuggled and trafficked unaccompanied minors: towards a coherent, protection-based approach in international law. International Journal of Refugee Law 29 (2) 238-269. DOI: 10.1093/ijrl/eex024

Peta Stephenson, ‘Justice Mason in the Australian Assistance Plan Case (1975): Nationhood, Federalism and Commonwealth Executive Power’ in Andrew Lynch (ed), Great Australian Dissents, CUP, 169-188. DOI: 10.1017/CBO9781316665824.010

and Garth Wooler, The new 'asplenium clause' unconscionability unwound?. Singapore Journal of Legal Studies 169-182.

Laura Guttuso, Leniency and the two faces of Janus: where public and private enforcement merge and converge, in Anti-cartel enforcement in a contemporary age: the leniency religion. Edited by Caron Beaton-Wells and Christopher Tran. Oxford, United Kingdom: Hart Publishing.273-298.

Kellie Robson, The state of personal liberty in Australia after M47: a risk theory analysis of security rights. Monash University Law Review 39 (2) 506-538.

Betheli O’Carroll, ‘The role of victims in criminal procedure in light of the UN Declaration of Basic Principles of Justice for Victims of Crime and Abuse of Power- Germany and Australia’

presented at the 20th Annual ANZIL Conference, New Zealand, in July 2012.

Rachel Lee, 'Trends in personal insolvency in Australia' published in (2012) 20 Insolvency Law Journal 18-54. (co-authored with Associate Professor David Morrison)

Alison Christou,  “Issues of mandate and practice for non-adversarial adjudication”, Journal of Judicial Administration [2011] 20 JJA at 178.

Alison Christou, “ The ‘Good’ Tribunal Member – An Aretaic Approach to Administrative Tribunal Practice”, (2009) 28 (2) University of Queensland Law Journal 339-352.

Rebecca Barber

Joseph Lelliott

Betheli O’Carroll