The Prize is open to anyone, wherever resident, who is studying or has studied legal subjects at a tertiary level, or who is working or has worked in a law based occupation. There is no limit by reference to the age or seniority or experience of, or position held by, a person who may submit an entry. Accordingly, judicial officers, legal practitioners, legal academics and law students are all eligible to submit an essay.
The amount of the Prize is $10,000.
The essay topic for the Prize in 2018 is as follows:
Rights and freedoms under the Australian Constitution: what are they and do they meet the needs of contemporary Australian society?
Persons intending to submit an essay must submit an expression of interest via the link below by 30 June 2018.
The deadline for the submission of an essay is 31 August 2018.
Both of these time limits are strictly observed, as the Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize make clear. Persons intending to submit an essay should take the time to read the Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize before submitting their entry.
Once you have submitted your expression of interest using the link below, details of how to submit your essay will be emailed to you.