Students who have completed, or will complete, their doctoral studies in law at an African University in 2020 are encouraged to submit their doctoral theses for consideration for the new Pretoria University Law Press Thesis Prize, which will be awarded on an annual basis.
The winning thesis will be published in book form by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP).
To qualify, the thesis must deal with:
The criteria used by the panel will be the inherent quality of the research, as well as the relevance of the topic to African challenges and the originality of the approach.
Candidates who have completed their doctoral studies in law during a particular year at an African university (in the sense that it has been successfully examined) are invited to submit their theses for consideration for the annual ‘University Law Press Thesis Prize’ during the following year.
The first award will be made during 2021, in respect of theses defended during 2020, with the date of
submission being 1 April 2021.
The author of the best thesis will be awarded the prize, and the thesis will be published by the Pretoria University Law Press (PULP) in book form. Where appropriate, the panel may also single out a further thesis for ‘honourable mention’.
The theses submitted must deal with a topic related to:
Other topics may be added in the future, with the prize then being awarded in different categories.
For more information on PULP, see http://www.pulp.up.ac.za
Research, Marketing and Publishing Assistant, Pretoria University Law Press, Centre for Human Rights, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria