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Expressions of Interest for Essay Prize

  • 24 Apr 2017
  • 30 Jun 2017
  • Australian Academy of Law


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The Australian Academy of Law is pleased to announce the offering of its Annual Essay Prize for 2017.

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 2017 is as follows:

How well do Australian legal institutions respond to climate change? How could that response be improved?

Note: “Australian legal institutions” includes legislatures, courts, public administration, universities and other legal teaching and research institutions.

The deadline for the submission of an essay is 31 August 2017 and persons intending to submit an essay must notify the Academy of that intention in writing via the Academy’s website to be received by 30 June 2017. Both of these time limits are strictly observed, as the Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize make clear.

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