The Australian Academy of Law offers an Annual Essay Prize, which was launched in 2015.
The Prize is open to anyone, wherever resident, who possesses a recognised legal qualification suitable for legal admission purpose in any jurisdiction obtained not more than eight years prior to the closing date for the submission of essays. A copy of the relevant testamur or equivalent documentary evidence must accompany the essay submission. Apart from the foregoing, there is no limit by reference to the age or seniority or experience of, or position held by, a person who may submit an essay.
The amount of the Prize is $10,000.
In the first half of the year, the Academy announces the offering of its Annual Essay Prize for the year. There is a different topic for each year. Please check carefully for the current or latest announcement of the Annual Essay Prize.
The Rules Governing the Annual Essay Prize can be found here and under the tab entitled 'Essay Prize Rules'.
Past Winners and their Essays can be found here.