Saunders Prize for Excellence in Scholarship in Constitutional Law

About

The Saunders Prize for Excellence in Scholarship in Constitutional Law (Saunders Prize) is named in honour of Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO, in recognition of her exceptional eminence in constitutional law and her leadership in the creation of the AACL.

The Saunders Prize will be awarded to the author of an article or note on a subject of constitutional law, published in an Australian legal journal in the preceding calendar year, which, in the opinion of the Panel, reflects the highest standards of research and scholarship. The Saunders Prize will be judged by a Panel consisting of three eminent constitutional law scholars or practitioners, appointed for each year by resolution of the Council of the AACL. At least one member of the Panel is a member of the Council of the AACL.

A call for nominations for the 2022 Saunders Prize will be announced early next year. 

Past Judges

Past judges of the Saunders Prize have included:

  • The Hon Virginia Bell AC SC
  • Prof the Hon William Gummow AC
  • Prof Michael Crommelin AO
  • The Hon Susan Crennan AC QC

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past Winners

2021

2020 (Joint Winners)

2019

2018

2017

2016