The second is a new prize, the Dr Surya Subedi Prize for the DPhil in Law to be awarded to the best doctoral thesis in the Faculty of Law each year. The DPhil prize will be awarded to the thesis that makes the most exciting original contribution to the relevant field of scholarship and is best-crafted in terms of organisation, style and presentation. All doctoral students in the Faculty of Law, including in Criminology and Socio-Legal Studies, will be eligible for the award of the prize.
These prizes were endowed thanks to a generous gift made by Professor Surya P. Subedi QC, OBE, DCL who is Professor of International Law at the University of Leeds and Barrister at Three Stone Chambers, Lincoln's Inn, London. He is an alumnus of Oxford. He obtained a doctoral degree (DPhil) in Law with a prize in 1993 and a higher doctorate - the degree of Doctor of Civil Law (DCL) - in 2019 at the University of Oxford.