Prize details

John Miller Awards in Social Justice & Community Development

Value:

$1000 to 2 recipients

Closing date:

No application required. Nominations to be made by 15 October.

Eligibility

The John Miller Awards in Social Justice and Community Development are funded via the Victoria University Foundation by John Miller, former Senior Lecturer in Law at Victoria and leading ACC law expert. The awards aim to:
1. an undergraduate law student enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington, and
2. a postgraduate law student enrolled at Victoria University of Wellington.

Information

The John Miller Awards in Social Justice and Community Development are funded via the Victoria University Foundation by John Miller, former Senior Lecturer in Law at Victoria and leading ACC law expert. The awards aim to:

1. Recognise the provision of leadership in significant practical or theoretical contributions to social justice and/or community development by a Victoria University undergraduate law student and a Victoria University post-graduate law student.

2. Recognise and promote the spirit of social responsibility amongst future lawyers and legal professionals.

3. Recognise and promote the public function of the law and legal study.

4. Recognise and promote a body of research into the issues of social justice and community development.

Two of these awards may be given in any one year:
1. one to an undergraduate law student enrolled at Victoria University. 2. one to a postgraduate law student enrolled at Victoria University.

Candidates cannot apply for this award; they must be nominated. There are no limitations on who may nominate a candidate.

Nominations forms are available from the Law Faculty/School Office.
The closing date for nominations is 31 August in any given year. The award winners will be chosen by 31 October in the same year.

The awards will be decided each year by a Judging Panel of five people nominated annually by the Dean of Law. At least one of those five must be a member of the Law Faculty. The Judging Panel will be chaired by the member of the Law Faculty.

In considering nominations, the Judging Panel will note the aims the Awards are designed to achieve, as listed above.

Further, the Judging Panel will note that:
1. The nominee's contribution may or may not be directly related to the study of law;
2. The nominee's academic record is only partially relevant to the bestowing of the award.

Each award winner will receive a certificate and a a cheque for $1000, with a note advising them that they are encouraged to use the money to buy a book or books, but that they are not obliged to do so.

The award will not be made if there are no nominations, or if the Judging Panel does not consider that any of the nominees merit the award.

No person may receive the award more than once (at either undergraduate level or postgraduate level, or both).

Recipients will be asked to write a letter of of appreciation which will be forwarded appropriately.