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Dwijen Rangnekar Award for Contributions to Global Social Justice

Call for Nominations

The Law School has established an award to honour our former colleague, and friend Dr Dwijen Rangnekar, who worked as an Associate Professor of Law at Warwick before his untimely death in 2015.

Dwijen was a strong believer in global social justice, so Dwijen's family have teamed up with his Law School family to establish an annual award in Dwijen's name to honour Warwick students or alumni who have made a significant contribution to global social justice.

Deadline for 2020/21: TBC

Family Tribute: Remembering Dwijen - His Idea Called Embrace

What is the award?

The award aims to recognise the achievements of Warwick students or alumni in their contribution to global social justice. The awardee will receive:

  • A small financial award
  • An award certificate
  • An invitation to be speaker at an annual Dwijen Rangnekar Memorial Lecture. This will be held at the University of Warwick or a country of the awardee’s choice after negotiation with the award committee. The lecture will be published on the Law School Website and in Law, Social Justice and Global Development.
Eligibility Criteria

All current and former students of Warwick Law School are eligible for the award.

The awardee must have made a significant contribution to the cause of Global Social Justice. The terms are broadly defined to include contributions to development, human rights, promotion of justice and struggles against injustices. These may include contributions within a single jurisdiction as well as global contributions.

How to Nominate

We invite any current or former student of the Law School or any current or former member of staff to nominate an eligible person for the award. You may not nominate yourself.

Submit a nomination!

What happens next?

The Award will be administered by the School of Law through the Rangnekar Award Panel which will include:

  • The Director of the Law School International Development Law and Human Rights LLM programme
  • Two current or former members of staff appointed by the Chair of the School

The panel will also consult with a member of the Rangnekar family appointed by the Chair of the Law School after consultation with family members in relation to issues relating to the award.