03 March 2014

OPPORTUNITY: PhD Top Up Scholarship - Law Reform and Development in Plural Legal Regimes

PhD Top Up Scholarship - Law Reform and Development in Plural Legal Regimes

Job No: 3018561

Area: TC Beirne School of Law
Salary (FTE): Research Scholar BAND
Work type: Full Time - Scholar
Location: St Lucia

TC Beirne School of Law



Generous PhD Top Up ScholarshipA PhD candidate is being sought to research the issues raised by legal pluralism. The project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Partnership Project: ‘The State and Indigenous Legal Cultures: Law in Search of Legitimacy’. A top-up scholarship is offered to students who successfully secure a fully funded national or international scholarship and are enrolled through the TC Beirne School of Law to do a PhD.

The TC Beirne School of Law is one of the largest Schools of this type in Australia with 34 full-time academic staff who are widely published internationally and have extensive research backgrounds. It is a vibrant, multidisciplinary School with extensive teaching and research programs. The School has a strong international research profile with active Research Centres across its fields of expertise.


The roleThis PhD project will work on issues raised by legal pluralism and will explore in detail the uncertainties and tensions which arise between very different systems of law in practice. It will also examine the broader issues that occur from legal pluralism. The focus area for the project will be the South Pacific with the studentship located at The University of Queensland's St Lucia campus within The Centre for Public International and Comparative Law.

The person: The successful candidate will have a 1st class Honours degree (or equivalent) in the field of Law, with a strong interest in comparative law and legal pluralism.

RemunerationThe Top Up Scholarship is for approximately $6,000 for 2 years in the first instance, with the possibility of further funding. Students must already hold, or obtain an Australian Postgraduate Award (APA) at UQ (or equivalent scholarship). Research expenses associated with the project will be covered.

EnquiriesHigh-calibre candidates interested in this position, contact Professor Jennifer Corrin j.corrin@law.uq.edu.au. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, Resume and a one page expression of interest detailing their experience and interests.

Applications close on 9 March 2014

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