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SOAS scholar wins the 2018 Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship

11 September 2018
Nimer Sultany wins book prize

The Peter Birks Prizes for Outstanding Legal Scholarship was won by Dr Nimer Sultany, Senior Lecturer in Public Law at SOAS University of London. Dr Sultany’s book, Law and Revolution: Legitimacy and Constitutionalism After the Arab Spring, was announced as prize winner during the Society’s dinner at Inner Temple Hall, London on Wednesday 5 September.

‘Law and Revolution’ examines legal systems and the role of constitutions preceding and following times of revolution and societal upheaval – using the Arab Spring as a case study.  ‘Law and Revolution…’ has been deemed a ‘must read for lawyers and politicians’ who want to delve into the world of critical constitutional theory.

The Peter Birks prize honours books which have been published in the last two years by scholars in their early careers who are members of the society – with the winner receiving £1000.

The Society of Legal Scholars was established in 1909, and "is the learned society for those engaged in law teaching and/or legal scholarship. The Society is legal education’s principal representative body to the professional bodies and the Government."