HDR prizes and awards
A number of prizes and awards are available to Higher Degree by Research students:
The best annual research publication published by a Monash law student is recognised through the Student's Publication Prize.
At the time of the publication, an eligible student must have:
- been enrolled in any degree program offered in the Faculty of Law, Monash University; and
- undertaken the research toward the publication as part of that program.
The publication must
- meet the criteria as part of the Australian Government's Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) Specifications;
- be published as a scholarly book or a book chapter in a scholarly book or a fully refereed journal article;
- be included in the Faculty's annual Research Publication Collection for the appropriate year.
All eligible publications will be considered by a selection committee. The latest round for this prize is to consider publications which are published during 2020. Please see 2020 guidelines (pdf 285KB) for further details. Prize winners for 2020 will be notified by the Faculty by December 2021.
The Mollie Holman Doctoral Medal was awarded annually to most outstanding doctoral thesis from each faculty.
The medal is named in honour of Professor Mollie Holman and was offered for the first time in 1998. Professor Holman has made a long and distinguished contribution to the University and has been a vigorous champion of postgraduate education.
Noel Villaroman is currently a PhD candidate at Monash Law School.He completed his Master of Laws (Research) from Monash in 2010. His thesis was awarded the Vice-Chancellor's Commendation for Masters Thesis Excellence.
Having written a thesis on the foreign debt problem of poor countries, Noel's 'expert capacity' was recognised by the UN Independent Expert on the effects of foreign debt to the enjoyment of human rights, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). He was invited to present a paper during the consultation on the Draft Guidelines on Foreign Debt and Human Rights held in Doha, Qatar on 31 January - 1 February 2011. Noel was invited again by the OHCHR to the final expert meeting in Geneva during 17-18 November 2011 to review and finalise the Draft Guidelines on Foreign Debt and Human Rights.
Noel has published articles in international refereed journals including the Netherlands Quarterly of Human Rights, Journal of Human Rights, Journal of Politics and Law and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines Law Journal. He has also authored 'Laws and Jurisprudence on Graft and Corruption, 3rd edition' (CentralBooks: Quezon City, Philippines, 2010), a commentary on the anti-corruption laws of the Philippines. His publications may be viewed at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1648968.