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Alumnus wins prestigious award

Congratulations to Hughes Hall alumnus Dr Brad Jessup (2006, Environment, Society & Development), whose thesis A New Justice for Australian Environmental Law has won the award for best PhD thesis in Law across Australia at the Australian Legal Research Awards.

The awards are the initiative of the Council of Australian Law Deans and are designed to promote and highlight the research excellence and innovation in the discipline of law by Australian legal scholars. Within his thesis, Brad argues that environmental law is confined by the administrative law system and the sustainability frameworks that the law is still grappling to interpret and that Australia needs a new framework for its environmental laws drawn from the communities that have endured injustices arising from their encounters with it.

Brad’s thesis was described as ‘an original and timely thesis … challenging how we think about the past and the future of environmental law in Australia’. A recording of the awards ceremony can be watched online.

Many congratulations, Brad!