EUI alumni wins thesis prize

A- A A+

EUI alumni Alexandre Sayde has won the First Edition of the European Law Faculties Association Award for Outstanding Doctoral Thesis.

The award was announced during a ceremony at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg in May.

The committee noted the Sayde’s work, “shows a deep understanding of the issues”. They also noted the thesis exposed relative inconsistencies in the case law, concluding “the thesis brilliantly demonstrates the exploration and application of the notion of abuse..(and) adds hugely to the store of knowledge.”

A total of thirty theses were entered for the competition, with each evaluated anonymously until a final winner was chosen by committee. The winner received €3,000 prize money.

Sayde’s thesis, entitled “Abuse of Union Law and Regulation of the Internal Market” was defended at the EUI in 2012.

This is the second award for outstanding academic achievement Sayde has won this year, after he received the Ius Commune Prize for articles published by a PhD student or researcher.